Last day of April and the weather does not improve. Still blowy and though the rain is currently holding off - it seems to be in the air. Still. manged to get the trailer started and a lot of the van stored.
Quarter to Eleven - so time for a coffee and a quick catch up on the world of facebook.
Saw a post yesterday on the Legion of Dreams pages from an Emily from North One TY doing a program for Channel 4 on Marriage and in this case Live Action Role Play. Looking for 6 couples whose lives have been affected by Live Action Role Play - so thought ... Shameless Marketing !! - will send her an email:
I saw your post via Legion of Dreams and the Role play group
I am linked with them though not directly a member, having played and provided tavern facilities
My wife and I are Roleplayers and Re-enactors.
We also currently run the Crimson Moon Tavern – a watering hole for both groups of hobbies as well as other sectors.
You may check my profile on Facebook – it is an open profile
Briefly – we are coming up to 39 years marriage in August.
I am a retired Police Chief Inspector, my wife is retired Physics Teacher, in 1999 we started in roleplay – and in 2005 we started what has now become the niche market that is the Crimson Moon Tavern
bridging Live Action Role Play and re-enactment.
We are the couple in Dara O’briain’s Tough Gig who he spoke about for all his chat shows and appear in his book : Tickling the English
pages 86-87, and I quote "when we got thirsty, there was a pub, in a large plush tent, run by a lovely couple who spent their weekends selling people mead and ale at LARP events, this couple even went as far as to contact the organisers of each event in advance to find out the plotline and invent characters for themselves that would fit into the story, though to be fair, their characters were invariably inn-keepers" heh heh
Next year we are retiring from Role Play, Re-enactment, and the Crimson Moon because – we will have been married 40 years, we will both be approaching 60, and we will have been running the Tavern for 10 years…
We are thinking of going into farming – getting as near to self sufficient as we can … ho hum …
In case this may sound like a marriage worth examining…
Source information for interest
Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/vollsanger
Tavern Facebook Link : http://www.facebook.com/CrimsonMoonTavern
Website : http://www.crimson-moon.co.uk/
Video of what we do : http://youtu.be/Qd3YqewajwQ
youTube Channel : www.youtube.com/user/vollsanger
I also sing : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD8702B982AA0566E
So this morning I get a phone call from Emily wanting to know a bit more and asking questions like "What do you put your success down to in marriage - if you are still together after 40 years??"
I said "I think we are both to busy with everything and too lazy to go our separate ways" not sure it was the answer she wanted...
Still - she may come back - forgot to ask what they were paying. Wanted links to other couples so posted to a few possibilities.
Cashing up: Sorted the float for the weekend and Cow Pie the week after.
Standard £225 as discussed previously.
Not sure how much additional float to take. Normally take too much but often am chasing change by mid event.
In this case - £240 in 1's, £140 in 50p, £100 in 20p, £30 in 10p.
Don't really need 20p and 10p but will substitute for 50p if necessary.
Will check on return whether this was enough for future reference. Up till now always just done it by feel.
Glasses : Going to count the glasses again her - seem to have a lot - so it may be worth taking the current stock - but don't want to run out of Pints - so will check carefully. Have to order today.
Mead : Can't remember whether I have ordered Moniack with Vitis Wines or not - phone call - yes 10 cases - enough for both events.
Fruit wines : - need to check exactly what we need and order.
Right - first - back to loading the van ...
Decided that we could do with another couple of Black Rat Cider - so quick journey up to Crosshands. May last through to Cow Pie - but I doubt it.
6pm: Finished all the loading for tonight - luxury of a shower - just the kitchen crates, the clothing boxes and the business bag for the morning.
oops .. shower turned into shower and nap !!! Must have needed it
still to do :
Glassware - Party Plastics
|Product||Qty||Package||Vat %||Sub Total|
Box of Disposable PLA Biodegradable Bowls - - 75mm W x 65mm H
Box x 1000
Box of Disposable Crystal Polystyrene Capacity Marked FACET Stacking Shot Glasses - 30 ml (1.1 floz)
Box x 1000
Box of Disposable Polypropylene CE Stamped to Line Half Pint Glasses - 330 ml (11.6 floz)
Box x 1000
Box of Disposable Polypropylene CE Stamped to Line Pint Glasses - 610 ml (21.5 floz)
Box x 700
|Description||Amount Ex||Amount Vat||Amount Inc|
|Cart Sub Total||£322.90||£50.38||£373.28|
|Order Total To Pay||£373.28|
Country Wines Order.
V – Apricot 6
V – BBR 12
V – Birch 6
V – Cherry 6
V – Cranberry 6
V – Damson 6
V – Dandelion 6
V – Elderflower 12
V – Ginger 12
V – Nettle 6
V – Parsnip 6
V – Plum 6
V – Quinze 6
V – Raspberry 6
V – Sloe 6
V – Strawberry 12