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Today was the oddest day ever I was up early but I was naturally awake I was going to a meeting called the tea and chat group My GP is getting ,me out of the house to help overcome my depression. Which has been getting gradually worse with the prognoisis of a lifetime in this pain. BUT as they say every cloud has a silver lining and today it did the group is normally about 10 people but today it was 20 the dowmside was we had only 1 hour which by the time we had made tea for 20 people and the police meant 22 took about 20 minutes So she did her talk which was very informative and well pit together we got very valuable information from her and a present as well I now have a coin for shopping trolleys and a marker for property and I have a warning lable to remind me of locking up..
I did think the room was more relaxed less formal but we did not get a chance to actually speak till we had gone into the caf but ioe below where we had to buy tea and then chat amongst ourselves which was very revealing
I actually went straight to the gym and I have done very well I felt proud of ,myself because I actually enjoyed the ME time .
|Posted by Ethne on November 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
Well did you know that Vikings can sulk well Ulfstan can and he can pull his lips down too he was late home and missed the fireworks and bonfire we had planned to go to due to traffic so he was in a mood because he likes fireworks and the last three years we have always been at Tutbury Castle doing our Vike show with YDdraig whom we were members of before we set up this new group. YDdraig was the group we belonged to in 1992 to 2002 we were also in the Cnichts of St Chad as well we then did |Regia Anglorum Stuff as well as Vike.
Regia had more local stuff then Vikings back then but now its swopped about a bit excepting that they dont work together at some Majors now each having there own now .. So if we want to do Yorvik in Febuary we have to join regia but they have a weird rule that one group runs the WHOLE OF YORKSHIRE. mad they said we had to join the group based in HULL over 100 miles away from ius we explained we are near YORK but hey they use sat navs now not maps so distance is relative not actual. I mailed them several times to state where we are and what we want but some snotty woman said she had told us what to do join the group who cover Yorkshire.. I told her to XXXX herself sideways Sorry So I do not know if we ought to join for the weekend so we can do York BUT Yorvik is a huge show and we had better book hotels NOW if we are going because YORK gets packed out ..
The Danes and Swedes come over and they stay in hotels so no matter what B& B you are in there will be some Danes its fun and there kit check is ace they stamp your hand LOL you can always sleep in the scout hut on first come first served but hotels are better not too far from training field and bar because getting dressed and walking down is ok as long as your not walking the length of York
In 1996 to 2002 every year and in 2002 a man called the battle captian stood on this field and we had taken an hour to get dressed andf walked to this field he said put your stuff down and run round field 3 times. I watched warriors taking off chainmail gamison and laying all thier weapons on the ground and obeying him no complaints till I walked in and he told me to do same and I stood there in my KIT and said NO The man looked at me a bit put out 20 people were huffing and puffing around this huge field I just stood in full kit and said NO he said WHY? I said because I dont feel like it right now I came to fight not to play jogging. and I dont do getting kit off for anyone..
I am very expensive you cannot afford me because I only take GOLD afterall I am a viking ...
he did not know what to do he just looked at me and said well OK ...Gold it is ! and gave me one coin I said you have got to be kidding I said I was expensive not cheap ...
anyway same day we had done two skimishes and won and during one of them my left hand had got hurt it comes to main battle of the day and my hand had swollen up I was finding holding my shield hard I said to our group leader my hand is painful and I cant hold my shield so in sheild wall I will be the weakest point He said well sit over there with the women then and watch I said NO I am fighting so he said then do not whinge at me get in the dam line take your shield and be a warrior.. so we fought the priests walked about the christian line and said prayers for them we just shouted at them. at the end of that battle I was still alive and so walked about collected my money from our leader and then swopped shields and walked to the priest and said pay me pay me now he gave me 3 saxoin coins to I then went back and showed the others I had six coin now not three they said how and earth have you got saxon money and viking money I said because I am not as stupid as you Look and showed them the shield before I handed it back to the dead man laying on the floor..
the march through town with our lit torches was ace but hard work because it was so crowded and then at the boat burning as you threw your torch to the boat you then turned your back so death did not take you it was ace till I fiund out when I threw my torch I lost my wedding ring as well
I was so upset but we couldnt look for it till morning because of the amount of people on the field In the morning we went back and the gods must have favoured me because it was laying near the burnt out boat ashes ..
I really enjoy Yorvik
|Posted by Ethne on October 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Yesterday was so cool but talk about fuss it was raining straight down and haworth has an old saying if it wet wear a coat haworth stops for nothing events still go on regardless of weather. People still come.
So we began to get dressed I was wearing a long black dress and a norman style overdress with the draping sleeves anyway I had to go to Mikes house down the road to get a cloak he had promised to lend me. Mark was wearing his Vike kit as well and decided to put on several layers of clothing then tried put the gamison on top of three layers when it was made for two layers he had a moan and grown then ripped it then sewed it back up and then maoned some more about it not fitting right in the end I threw it on the floor and left him to put his old chainmail on by himself. he didnt want to wear his new set it was raining you see..
I went to claires and they were all ready to go andy was being jason for the horror films rachel a witch and claire a witch and joe a demon So we set off and Mike said he might not go ahead till I said about the people at the top of the hill and in the cafes and pubs Si it was happening I went inside to get thw cloak and ended up not in the red one but in the spider one it was purple and black and lined and so warm so cuddly and it trailed on the wet ground a good half a metre soaking up mud and water as I went. We were collecting for the Air Ambulance this year as worthy chairity it costs 1700 a day to keep it in the air to rescue people needing emergancy care.
After what seemed an age we set off with our small parade a lot less than last year but hey we made it fun we sent jason to stop all cars and pask them to pay the forfiet for coming down when we are coming up locals know not past 3pm because of us we screamed howled and said bring out the dead I asked what we do with the dead if they do bring them out jason said if they dont does he go in and get them, Jason proved to be the most alluring attraction because we sent him into cafes and pubs with rachel collecting joe played a huge part in collecting money how could they refuse his cute face. I was shocked at how few from the schol came this year maybe because the committee was new and had not thought out halloween properly anyway we carried it off
My cloak became very heavy as it trailed in the mud and water my feet got wet my underdress was wet my legs were wet but I didnt care I was enjoying myself we stopped everyone saying good afternoon when they did not reply we said it again then we said they were scarey people and we sent jason people seemed frightened of him because he played his part well. people comented on how good he was near the end when we walked back down Mike said to me you want to keep that cloak dont you I said yes he said well take it home and wear it next year I said deal. Mike is rather ill and we dont know how many more years he can lead the parade so he said he would want andy to take over the rrole for him which was wonderful news but bad at the same time because Mike is just such a neat person and has been running the samhain and yule festivals for years now.
Anyway we were at the church steps and it felt so good to be there odd really when you think of it but we are haworth and it has its own history which draws people anyways from all over the world.
|Posted by Ethne on October 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Today I have had the most brill day but sometimes it can be the odd stuff that make it so much fun. for example it began as I got on the bus mark holdoing rachel and then joe with claire and the bus driver thought the kids were marks and so suddenly the journey was free for claire. So she saved £7. neat we get off at the right place because of claire needing find the post office, and I said we will go the furniture shop first she kept saying I dont need any furniture but I needed to show her something but all the way up the road it was I dont need any furniture I dont need any furniture. when we got there she huffed and puffed like some dragon and then came in anyway. I walked her around the corner to this welsh dresser very much like mine and the lprice oh my god £20 .. oak dresser then she asked how much was delivery charge s £8 for first two items so she looks about and I found this fabulous article it is a seat like a church seat but it turns into a table and has storage under the seat oak again and very solid. yes I want it would look good in my antique house.BUT they only take cash and niether of us had been the bank so we had to go. we split up at the lights claire going shopping Mark came with me to the class I go to and we had a right laugh there about the habits of some of our collegues stuffing icecreme into hot water bottles tolborone up sleeves and secret stashs of chocolate and then the leaders cruise and all the naughty stuff she ate.. then I was weighed
got sad. I had put on 1/2kg which is about 1lb so I was nearly back to where I began but it was so cold I had worn denuim jeans that are quite thick and prior to this had only worn leggings and a tshirt so mark reckons really I stayed the same because we weighed me again with my jeans and sweat top and I weighed in at 2 kgs higher.. so I guess so which cheered me up a bit but inside I was thinking No I wanted to weigh less. Its so not fair I ate real food I lowered my portion sixe I went the gym I wwent walking I didnt cheat and I didnt eat my snacks as I was not hungry.. How can you eat if your not hungry I was supposseds to go the gym BUT I said whats the point in it of I loose 2 lbs put 1lb back on loose 3lbs put 2 back on even though I have done a food diary eaten well but real portions and not cheated not starved myself not taken on these fads its not right BUT I know the real cause its the side effects of the drugs I live on but cannot live without. I needed very much cheering up and so we went for lunch so I could have a large cappochino and a butty and Mark could east the huge breakfast I really enjoyed eating the food it just melted down so much and I chose healthy meal .. Aftetr this I was going to buy my grandson a present to post to him and to post a parcel for my daughter as well as 4 letters. it cost nearly £7 to post 6 items including 2 parcels which was great .. that done I felt better because all my stuff was now gone my family would get their presents on time.
This year has been so tough however I did find out I do need a carer because I cannot get things out of the oven as its too low down and in a corner and I simply cannot do it . like I cannot unscrew a juice bottle of open the milk even tins are hard and if they have thst pull ring well its no good for me.. if my hands are hurting and not working because of my blood issues circulation simply does not occur right feet legs and hands go freezing cold and this effects walking and my hands.. we did other jobs had a walk about and then came back. the day almost gone so we went for a cupa or two and we spoilt ourselves with a M/s meal deal food exelenti wine ermmm had better. I will look forward to tommorrow as its the dragon day ..#
On the viking front 2 shield are painted now and I want mark to make me a spare one out of the blank we have and the spare boss so I have two because my present shield will not stand any hard blows. clothing is not nearly all done but cloaks and things like this are not done for the children or claire and andy I have sewn my fingers row and done other stuff for the group like this place but its not live yet because its not connected to the Vikings site as yet everything went to julie 2 weeks ago now and so we ought be a lethang by now but I had issues with my mail box and not been onto the vike mail as yet so any mails I have missed I have simply missed as access to that mail is gone.
anyway today I have to design our flag its going to be white and black with three crows and the runes on it it will look
|Posted by Ethne on October 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
been looking into more of the stuff we were given in the 90s and the books we got with membership that are now just pages on the net. now this website is causing me issues as its now holding everything up. plus the fact my email was highjacked means I have just got it back. I have to look for recent mails I did try to transfer mails from the old addy to the new emails even on my phone mails are not synchronised properly. so I am not getting anything at present.always something to take care of.
Was giving some thought to Tutbury event with YDdraig because they were our group before we moved away and we stayed with them till this group was set up but for some reason its not going to be the same as last year and really I always struggled up that hill the first time I carryed a lit oil lamp and it kept dripping on me as I walked well I nearly caught fire more than once and had to call on ODIN to protect me. it was always raining and although the banking was steep we made it up the hill I wrote the script for the parts of the rune reader and the slave it was a time I got to kill a friend ( well only pretending) but it was always ffun I used to end up wih about 10 child actors to manage but they knew thier parts well and were good.