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8 centuries of craftsmanship

“As one wanders beyond the Carpathians as travelling from the South, he enters a different world, including from an architectural perspective. Old houses, with red tile roofs, high and imposing front gates, big framed windows on the street facing wall which are the eyes and the ears of the household spreading behind the gate, often embellished by beautiful ornaments and motifs, are part of the Transylvanian cultural identity. 30 more words


On Battle and the party of the millennium....63/100

On Sunday, the children went with me on the train to Battle. To celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. When William the Conqueror of Normandy defeated Saxon King Harold, and became the King of England. 1,199 more words

Coming Nov. 2, 2016: 'The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar'

When the rights for my first two books reverted to me, my goal was to get both of them back up on the market on my terms. 364 more words

Middle Ages

"Dane-Geld" By Rudyard Kipling

IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: –
“We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight, 188 more words


Thud and Clang!

Not about my work this week.

I was helping with making clay soldiers at  Stamford Bridge this Sunday at a living history/re enactment event celebrating the  950th anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge.  161 more words

Textile Art

A New Saint for My Heroine

I had not decided I would write about Saint Wigbert until I saw this tantalizing bit in The Catholic Encyclopedia: “during an incursion of the Saxons (774) his remains were taken for safety to Büraburg.” 281 more words

Middle Ages

Roald Dahl Challenge

I have been looking forward to this event since booking it, and even before when it was just an idea! I grew up on Roald Dahl and was excited to see (and receive I guess!) the medal. 1,505 more words