Our weekend was spent at the Winterfest Medieval Fair at Parramatta Park being part of the living history display.
I wove bits of wool and melted bits of glass and watched jousting. Adam did some wood turning on the pole lathe and helped one of our new group members get started on making a pair of shoes. We had a scrumptious lamb stew for Saturday night dinner cooked by Adam and Jess over the camp fire. The kids beat each other up with our collection of rubber weapons and did a little bit of wood carving and pottery.
The very lovely Deb (aka Oonagh), from Canberra, was brave enough to come and stay at our place on Friday and Saturday night (we didn't camp over, it was easier to come home and besides, the cats like it better if they get fed) and she brought me the new linen underdresses she has made for me because she is awesome and actually likes to sew. Unlike myself, who, although I'm assured I am awesome in several ways and incidentally can sew, hates doing it and therefore doesn't.
It was lots of fun.
And I failed to take even one single photo.
ETA: But luckily other people did.
Around the cooking fire. Photo credit: Deborah Lane (oonaghsown)
Saturday night dinner. Photo credit: Deborah Lane (oonaghsown)
Making glass beads. Photo credit: Deborah Lane (oonaghsown)
Deb and I hard at work sitting at the craft display. Photo credit: Deborah Lane (oonaghsown)
Other Winterfest pictures around the net:
"Winterfest 2010" by Avaery on Flickr
"Winterfest 2010" by Stephen Finlay on Flickr
And a couple of videos too: