Thursday, 6 November 2008

I Went to the Market...

Do you remember that game? We played it a lot as kids. Well I went marketing medieval style on Sunday last. The Living History fair in Leamington Spa was jam packed full of traders offering almost everything that a re-enactor needs.

Me: I went to the market and I bought...

a thurible. (Fabulous word that isn't it? It's an incense burner and I bought three packs of delicious incense.)
V: I went to market and bought a gambeson (a padded jacket for wearing under chain mail)
Me: I went to market and bought five wooden bowls
V: I went to market and bought a pair of boots (thigh high, black leather and yes, they are almost as kinky as they sound)

Me: I went to market and bought three horn spoons, some bells, a wooden shuttle and a beater for tablet weaving

V: I went to the market and rather fancied getting a helmet but thought I'd hang on a bit as they were flipping expensive and I just bought a sword on e bay.
Me: I went to market and bought eight yards of linen and ten yards of wool. Because, let's face it, you can never have too much wool right?

Did you notice? I bought far more stuff than V but I spent way less. I feel very pleased about that.


Gina said...

Love the purchases you made. the bowls are great.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anonymous said...

What you didn't buy V his medieval boxer shorts. he could have mine but haven't been cleaned for over 4 hundred and sara believe that i have been around that long.see you soon.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

What fun!

Deborah Godin said...

Well, I don't know where to start - I loved hearing about all the things you (plural) bought, but I have to say, the location really made me gasp in surprise. The name of my little town here in Ontario, Canada is...Leamington! I suspected that it probably had a counterpart somewhere in the UK, as that is the case with so many of the towns and cities here, but I had got round to looking it up yet. Now I will for sure!

Lorraine said...

Sian- Who knew?

Technodoll said...

Kick. BUTT! Women rule, LOL!

Kim said...

Ooooh, what a lovely market to go to. I'm sooo green with envy. Can I come shopping next time? :)

Kim x

Pippa said...

Ah don't you just love finding a new hobby? It means you have to get so many things to go with it (like a sword!). Great stuff x

Kati said...

Oooooh, I wanna go shopping where you go shopping!!!! Your purchases sound lovely!

Anonymous said...

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Forest Gump and St. Peter
When Forest Gump died, he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said, "Welcome, Forest. We've heard a lot about you." He continued, "Unfortunately, it's getting pretty crowded up here and we find that we now have to give people an entrance examination before we let them in."

"Okay," said Forest. "I hope it's not too hard. I've already been through a test. My momma used to say, 'Life is like a final exam. It's hard.' "

"Yes, Forest, I know. But this test is only three questions. Here they are."

1) Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?"

2) How many seconds are in a year?

3) What is God's first name?

"Well, sir," said Forest, "The first one is easy. Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'? Today and Tomorrow."

St. Peter looked surprised and said, "Well, that wasn't the answer I was looking for, but you have a point. I give you credit for that answer."

"The next question," said Forest, "How many seconds are in a year? Twelve."

"Twelve?" said St. Peter, surprised and confused.

"Yes, sir. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd …"

St. Peter interrupted him. "I see what you mean. I'll have to give you credit for that one, too."

"And the last question," said Forest, "What is God's first name? It's Andy."

"Andy?" said St. Peter, in shock. "How did you come up with 'Andy'?"

"I learned it in church. We used to sing about it." Forest broke into song, "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am His own."

St. Peter opened the gate to heaven and said, "Run, Forest, Run!"

Nicole said...

Looks like you had a blast! Though... I don't know if I like your purchases better, or V's... ;)