Published in 1587, The Petie Schole by Francis Clement claims to contain "a method to enable both a childe yup reade perfectly within one moneth, & also the unperfect to write English aright" Having read most of this last night, I'm not sure I'd say it was a truly complete method, but I'll be … [Read more...] about The Petie Schole by Francis Clement
Well nearly ;) We tell visitors that we rise with the sun. I was awake at 4, but I didn't crawl out of my lovely warm sleeping bag until 6, to do a bit of remedial work on the page's jerkin. Morning's are worth it here. Today we'll be welcoming school parties from neighbouring counties. … [Read more...] about Keeping God's hours.
Starting day two of our Tudor adventure at Kentwell Hall this morning with a healthy breakfast of Petits Filous pouches. The only real difficulty during the day reenacting with children is they don't tend to like pottage (personally I love it, what's not to like about a healthy stew made of roots … [Read more...] about Breakfast in a tent: #summerdaysout with Petits Filous pouches
It's Kentwell time. I'm not ready. I'm never ready. I trudge through my days frittering time away and then suddenly panic that the deadline is upon me. I don't know why I do that. I think I'm getting worse at it, or maybe it's just that there are more of us to get ready. (Where *is* that bag … [Read more...] about De stuffocation and a digital detox.
I'm really quite pleased with how this dress turned out. Looks well at the Hall, doesn't it? … [Read more...] about Time traveling mode – 1920s