Author Archives: Ian Piddington

Site Rebuild

Due to a problem with my web-host I have had to rebuild the site. I am trying to migrate the old content back in but it may take a while to clean it all up.

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St Catherines Faire and the Bal d’Argent 2016

The weekend of the 5th and 6th November was Ildhafn’s annual St Catherines Faire. Normally this event runs in December but this year it was in early November. As part of the event, Ildhafn hosted the Bal d’Argent. This is … Continue reading

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Labour Weekend 2016

As we have been doing lots with the SCA here we haven’t done much actual living history camping where you have no modern conveniences. This weekend will be different. Master Ed Braythwayte of the SCA is once again hosting a … Continue reading

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Green Harp Belt

Following on from my post about making new belts for Wendy, see post here, I have finally finished off the green belt with pewter harps. It took a while to get round to finishing off the dying of the leather, … Continue reading

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New Belts

While we were at St Johns I made a bunch of harp-shaped belt mounts under the guidance of the talented Edward Braythwayte. Now I am working on the belt itself fro Wendy. We decided on an Aqua Green colour for the … Continue reading

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St Johns 2015

Over the weekend of the 10th – 12th July we attended the annual Cluain event of St Johns. This is an SCA camp held in the Waikato region. While normally we would take our tent and camp we decided to … Continue reading

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SCA

Sometime ago now we decide to join the SCA. While their camps are not open to the public they are still a lot of fun. We’ll add information on the events we attend here so you can get an idea … Continue reading

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New Tent Part 2

So we have had the new tent for a while now so I thought it was finally time to put some pictures up. The tent is the same basic design as our older one only on a larger scale. The … Continue reading

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Tables

Tables is both a family of games that all use the same board and a specific game. Today the most common tables game is backgammon, and the medieval game of Irish is the direct precursor of Backgammon. As Tables games … Continue reading

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Seating

As part of our living history setup Wendy and I decided we needed better seating as often we would end up dragging logs from the wood pile or sitting on the floor. As with all things camp related it needs … Continue reading

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