You can time my posts by the semesters at University. I go MIA for many months only to then spew forth information in abundance in the breaks. Please forgive this mother of three and mature aged student. My heart is in my blog, but my priorities must lie elsewhere due to what is right and just. I look forward to my later years where I will be allowed to indulge at any hour in my research and blogging as it would suit me.
The Baroness’s Largesse Swap is about to go into it’s fourth round; and, also I have just begun the first Children’s Swap. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lochaclargesseswap/ The Kingdom is abuzz with all the wonderful new friendships made and the wonderful craftsmen and women that are emerging from the swaps. It is truly a great way to showcase Lochac. I am personally very very chuffed at what it has done for our Kingdom. Ludwig and I joined in the last swap, with him making a wooden Norse comb, and I an Elizabethan Petal Hussif purse.
I am beginning to look ahead to the time when I will no longer wear the Coronet. I am very interested in the research behind largesse in the middle ages and have begun researching this. It will be a long project….
My other big area of interest that I plan on dissecting and exploring at great length is the decoration of halls and table at great feasts. I don’t believe we engage ourselves enough at feasts with atmosphere and hope to encourage this by research and putting into action small changes as befits my purse. My ideas are costly and there are many factors that need be considered before endeavouring on such a task; however, that does not mean that small implementations cannot occur over an extended time period. This will be seen and copied, explored, made better and more efficient. If we do not show what is possible, how will others know what they could do. I like subtle teaching methods ;-)
I have now been the Baroness of Mordenvale for two years – wow has that flown – I still feel very new in the role as if it has only been months rather than years. Though, in saying that, we are settled into the role and are looked upon as the Baronage now, which is lovely. Our Barony has seen some changes and power struggles, but of late a wonderful harmony has come over us all and we seem to be working toward a one-team mentality, which is so welcoming. What was US and THEM is now becoming a fine tuned coming and going of those who wish to learn and those who are willing to teach and impart knowledge. Those who joined at the beginning of our tenure have stayed, and many of the ‘old-time’ players have returned, making Mordenvale enriched once more. I sit back now at events and watch them all mingling as one, helping each other, having discussions where once that would not have been probable….and I smile, and sigh like a mother fulfilled by the vision of her young playing and laughing. It is a wonderful feeling to have been part of it all.
Now I must update my information I have collected over the months…bare with me, it will take many months to get it all up to date.