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Off the beaten track in Sweden

I might just as well start out by saying that for very, very many people Sweden is per definition off the beaten trackā€”an insignificant place far to the north with like 10 million inhabitants in a country consisting of 55% forests. 1,938 more words

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HERALDRY

Heraldry always played a significant role in medieval history. It was to display a noble house’s status, rank, and pedigree. During the War of the Roses, the House of Lancaster used the red rose as their heraldry while the House of York used the white rose as their heraldry. 70 more words

OVERVIEW: MEDIEVAL FEAST

Overall, the medieval reenactment I went to was very productive, fun, and educational. I got to participate on medieval sports such as an archery competition and a viking equivalent of chess. 110 more words

I SPUN WOOL

At the medieval reenactment, I learned how to spin wool into yarn. The process was initially tricky, but with some help I got the hang of it. 23 more words

SAMPLING SOUP AND BREAD

At the medieval reenactment, I got to sample a special kind of soup. It is a centuries-old Russian recipe that is a vegetable recipe with cabbage and kale. 75 more words

I LEARNED HOW TO PLAY THE LUTE

At the medieval reenactment, I got to learn how to play the lute. I admit that my initial attempts were unsuccessful, but I got a good idea of how it feels when you play it. 19 more words

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 21)

I have started the twenty-first chapter of the fantasy book and my first skirmish has begun. This chapter depicts a skirmish because it is not an open battle or a siege battle, but a chaotic ambush and subsequent massacre. 41 more words