Friday, 17 May 2019

17th May 2019 - Mead Farm Day Trip

Thought for the day: "A lorry carrying snooker equipment has lost its load on the M1. The cues go back for miles."

So a day in the Mead Farm at Leighton Buzzard today. Feeding the animals,  and taking Torren out for the day ...  Fun had by all...


Thursday, 16 May 2019

16th May 2019 - Just a thought

Thought for the day : "I hate it when I go to the kitchen looking for food and all I find are ingredients"

Just a thought 


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

15th May 2019 - Not much happening

Thought for the day:"I once worked as an alien on the set of a sci-fi film. I was an extra terrestrial."

Today is the Centenary of St Elli Lodge in Llanelli, no 3942. They will be celebrating this evening and I shall be joining them as my last Masonic acitvity before heading off to Crete for the weekend.

A good evening and some interesting history..

Will sort things in the future..

Cheers !

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

14th May 2019 - London - Metropolis Court No 130

Thought for the day:"Someone stole my hedge during the night, I think I need a privet investigator..."

London for the Consecration of the Court of Metropolis No 130.
Remembering how busy London is as I had to stand on the tube from Hanger Lane to Green Park.
Taxi back cost £45.
Will have to see how much the tube actually cost - this contactless way of paying is very impressive but does not really let you know what you are paying - that goes for the bar as well !!
Though reason for the taxi was that we were carrying the banner and sword and to be honest the sword is distinctly more than 3"...   So not a cost to us!!

Back to Wales now and a few days before trip to Crete - looking forward I must admit...


Monday, 13 May 2019

13th May 2019 - A little bit of Freja

Thought for the day :"Had a dream about mufflers, woke up exhausted"

One advantage of setting up a blooming great tent in a field is that you can get some lovely photos..
Sadly - do not think that Erin bothered to pop in ... But Freja had a good sesssion   

Love the Jewelled Elven Ears

So, off to London this afternoon for a Consecration tomorrow of the Court of the Metropolis.


Sunday, 12 May 2019

12th May 2019 - Portraits and Prevarication

Thought for the day:"A German sausage has found dead this morning with 27 stab wounds.. Police spokesperson said “it is the wurst murder they've ever seen..”

The only photo of me at event 1 as far as I can see.. Ho Hum.

Decided to stay at home today rather than go the Chepstow for William Marshall 800. Just lay really and still recovering form the cold form the event weekend. Probably for the best as I will be away for a couple of days now to London and then getting ready to go to Crete at the weekend.

Processed another couple of photos from the weekend studio session..

All quite nice really

Cheers !

Saturday, 11 May 2019

11th May 2019 - Maybe should lose a few pounds!

Thought for the day: "You are dust – and you will return to dust .. So I don’t dust .. it may be someone I know"

Went for my postal vote today in the European Elections....

Court of St Elli this morning - went fairly well all things considered. Decided not to head off to Chepstow for the  William Marshall Re-enactment Weekend. Had an evening in instead.
Probably will not head down tomorrow either.

Meanwhile some pictures of the setup last week.

 Sad to say - I am not the Sylph-like youngster of my previous days

 But still working hard at set up

Oh well - portly but happy !

Cheers !

Friday, 10 May 2019

10th May 2019 - Images from CP 1

Thought for the day :"Kermit the frog’s ancestry results came back as mostly Celtic with traces of Saxon and Germanic... and a tad Pole"

Pensions for the Crimson Moon Staff


Inside the Photo Studio / Alcolumitarium


Once the Studio had gone 

In the Tavern


or Bynts 

Boss Lady

Some random views of the last weekend

Cheers !

Thursday, 9 May 2019

9th May 2019 - Taking a rest with the Lurgy

Thought for the day :"I went upstairs to get some medicine- think I am coming down with something."

Was time to change some profiles again ...

One from the Past

and the Bardenheim / Alcolumitarium
One advantage with having a photographer as friend is that when you offer to provide him with a photographic Studio in a field, you can ask him to take a photograph of you ...

Justin Mckie is an excellent photographer and he decided to bring all his kit to Curious Pastimes Event One. Now I will be the first to admit that the set up was silly - in that it took me almost 7 hours to complete. When I do it in Germany - I take it easy - do a bit and then have a beer. Get the frame up and cover it with clipped canvas, and have a beer. Do a bit of dressing - stroll off to the Tross and have a beer. Wake up next morning and finish.

For me the week was a little more busy. Monday was Lliedi Mark and I still have not done the minutes yet!! Tuesday was the Court of Castell Penfro, and I ended up doing much of the ritual and organisation. Sadly - I should also have been in Leicester for my Scarlet Mantle - or the Masonic Order of King Alfred as it is now called. But that would have been silly - I shall get that in October.

Wednesday was a day off - or rather the day to get everything ready for going to Curious Pastimes.

Thursday - early trip on the train to London. Decided that I would use my first class tickets and take a leisurely day out. So off to London and was appointed Grand Standard Bearer (Active) and had a lovely meal and quiet trip back by first Class.

Friday - early start and Bothy and Trailer (Have to think of a name for that - perhaps Bertie)  and drive to Paccar in the Chalfonts. Getting there at just after 2pm - I got straight into the set up.
Justin arrived about 5pm and started setting his cameras, but I did not get to finish the tapestries and everything until almost 9pm. After a few photos - I played the new Bar for a couple of hours but it was so cold that I had to stop before time out as I could not feel the guitar strings !!!

Saturday - was an early start and a drive to Stroud for the Provincial Meeting of Wessex (Order of Athelstan). Meeting, meal and trip back to Chalfont and after a quick nap - back to some photographs and playing the Tavern - which may or may not be called the "Half Way Inn" and entertaining the troops.

Some of the photos were amazing...

And of course - if you have a photographer on site - and you have been to a Masonic meeting, then you may as well take advantage of the situation ...

But take down was also very tiring - especially after a full weekend - Currently thinking that it is time to retire Bertha - but then again I will probably change my mind by August !!

And so it goes ...