Sunday, 19 April 2009

Safely Back - And What A Weekend To Miss!!!


I really did pick a humdinger of a weekend to step away from the computer, didn't I?

Still, plenty to attack tomorrow, refreshed by time spent in the company of friends having a surreal weekend with Saxons, Templars, various Medieval households and retinues, the 1st Battalion of the 95th Rifle Regiment, Horses Impossible, Optical Peter, The Bearded Dwarf, The Gingerbread Lady, Bernie the Bolt, and many other wondrous and unusual folk. Lots of beer was drunk, purely for medicinal reasons.

And I have decided that never again will I try and sleep in the little blue "2-person" tent. For lesser forays such as this which do not warrant the hassle of the big green "9-person" monster, I shall have to find an better bigger tent. Then I shall not have the "wicking" problem of having my head and feet in contact with the inner wall....

Nice to be home.

The Penguin

7 comments:

Cato said...

That sounds like a fun time you had there. Any chance of knowing where it was?

Sue said...

Sounds like you great time! :) Welcome back.

The Penguin said...

Cressing Temple, www.cressingtemple.org.uk

Near Braintree, so I had a beer or two with Old Holborn.

He spilt most of his, difficult drinking with that mask on!

aproposofwhat said...

Sounds like an excellent weekend - and the weather was great too (well, it was here in the benighted South East of England).

Give us a tip where and when the next do is - if I can get a wheelchair there to watch the fun, I know my stepson would love it.

Welcome back, Penguin ;o)

The Penguin said...

Bloody cold at night in a tent, although I did crack up when "Pilsbury" told us he'd spent the night with his wife in the back of a Vauxhall Cavalier hatchback on a blow-up mattress. Pilsbury admits that they are both on the large side - never trust a skinny chef - and consequently they had their noses pressed up against the glass, which was running with condensation....

I was in luxury by comparison, even if there was a wet sheen to the ends of the bed in the morning!

I spent most of my "duty time" assisting the Head Troll behind the bar, and one gem was an old lady who wanted to know how big our pints were....

Anonymous said...

Well I might advise a 58 pattern sleeping bag and a four season "Buffalo" inner. Very warm! Nothing wrong with being cold but a lot less wrong with being warm!
I know the probs with tents though to my cost. In the summer I have been known to use an aussie hutchee or a simple fishing shelter.
Oh and copious amounts of "Scottish Water" for medicinal use of course.
TTFN
Mike (G7AZW)

Oldrightie said...

You're back, Penny, I'm off. Good job both of us were not to be AWOL at the same time!