Monday, 20 September 2010

Vikingdays at the Viking Information Center at Wieringen

Heavy rain and a lot of wind, not much to do, but gather under the shelters and chat.Ofcourse, most of us are really good at that!

Aud comparing notes with a fellow re-enactor.

Me showing off something to dear viking friends, and newly weds, Jan-Simon and Chantal. My wedding gift was, ofcourse, a plant dyed silk veil.

Again a wet event, it rained all day. We weren't motivated to make any pictures. Luckily enough a kind viking lady named Hester Schmeitz did make pictures. So at least we can prove we attended the event!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Today I was looking through our old photo's and I found these...

October 1997

Our first attempt of something medievalisch.

March 2002

Looking very tired!
Authenticity was still not my main concern back then.

March 2002

A better picture of my son in his very first tunic.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Vikingmarket Archeon

The vikingmarket in the Archeon was wet so there where not much visitors. Nevertheless we did have a really good time, cathing up with friends, most of them I only see at events. And usually there is not much time to chat during the openinghours. So I took advantage, and made the best of, the situation. After this weekend I became ill from being cold and wet, my fibromyalgie was acting up again big time. And everything was muddy and wet, all the clothes had to be washed. The tent was hung to dry in our living room and he rain shelter in the basement. Hence I didn't have time or energy to write this post earlier.

To be honest I am not looking forward, to what promises to be another wet event, this coming weekend. We will be attending a small vikingevent then, at the viking information center, on Sunday.

Now for something completly different..

The purple Edwardian coat is hanging untouched, since the previous post, in the closet. I am quite fed up with the whole Edwardian Costume project at this moment. I'll see if I have time tonight to fit the whole outfit, or at least the (semi)finished part of it. To see if it are just the armholes that need adjustment or that the entire coat turned out to wide. I am afraid that it will be the latter.