Rhaglan fair 2008

Just back from an extra-long weekend in Wales.  Camping.

Fortunately, after the last fortnight of hideous weather, the gods smiled on us and the sun came out (after a couple of false starts), and we had a couple of days of really nice weather.

It was my first camping event with the SCA, in my 'new' tent, shared with Kay.  We had the most wonderful time, and it seems quite odd to be back indoors now, not to mention clean.  A few photos:

The tent goes up!


The period encampment viewed from above:


The other side of the period encampent:


The floor of the great tower:


A young page:


Sadly, I didn't get a chance to photograph the site cat, who smugly watched the idiots setting up tents in rather more wind than was good for them, then proceeded to visit each tent in turn, coincidentally usually at meal times, and was usually given a good cuddle for her cheekiness.

I got to try archery, which was a heck of a lot of fun, and as usual, there just wasn't enough time to meet people, do stuff, just chill.  More SCA event, that's what I say!


  • SO COOL! I’ve always wanted to go to an SCA event…but it’s like a secret society: it isn’t there unless you know where to find it!

    16th September 2008
  • That tent is even more amazing than I thought it would be (I hadn’t realised it was going to be so colourful!)

    16th September 2008
  • Sounds like a fabulous time!!!!

    16th September 2008
  • Looks like you had a great time – how lucky you were with the weather! Fingers crossed for the same this weekend.. 🙂

    16th September 2008
  • Ruth

    And where’s the picture of you in your gorgeous dress??

    16th September 2008
  • The Dragon

    Sounds like a great time Ota – is the tent yours or shared? and yes where is a picture of you in your dress??!

    18th September 2008

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