Sir Dynaden of the Villa Alava
I have been conspicuously absent from all blogging for the last few days because setting up, hosting, and then cleaning up after our annual RenFaire is an incredible amount of work. I want to publicly thank everyone who helped that may read this, (I know Ana will and she was our resident face-painter once again.....and did a very fine job of it!) And I want to really heap some hefty praise on my Honey, Rosa, who made my tunic so that I could alter my usual late Renaissance attire to something much more Medieval.
Here I am posing with my crossbow.
And here I am with Lady Ana....which also gives an
overall image of how the full tunic looked.
The one worry I had was weather, and it turned out to be literally one of the finest days of the entire year! Lady Marta reprised her role as resident disciplinarian and got to whack quite a few behinds......of all willing victims......including mine! LOL And by sheer luck-of-the-draw, she was also chosen for our coronation:
Here, Rosa, who was last year's Queen, passes the crown to Lady Marta
posing with both scepter AND her leather strap/slapper!
And here I am with my bevy of full and part-time disciplinarians: Rosa, Nickki, & Marta!
There was only one dark moment (but I am not going to discuss it here.....at least not today) but it was brief, probably inevitable, and resolved itself quickly.
Me and my Royal Honey just as the sun started to set.
Today also begins O-ctober! I'm figuring on the first O tonight with Rosa.