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    Typing I think that spotlight is for me?

    I have the feeling that today is an author spotlight on me. In which case, I will post about my new book, and about Morris Dancing, and possibly about my other hobby of historical reenactment. Maybe about some old books as well.

    As it's my birthday today, in the hobbit tradition of giving other people presents on my birthday, I will also be picking a commenter at random to receive a copy of my brand new summer holiday romance, Shining in the Sun
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    Alex i have Shining in the sun on my wish list I'll try and get back to play later but i am going to watch the England match with my boys
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    Alex i have Shining in the sun on my wish list I'll try and get back to play later but i am going to watch the England match with my boys
    Thank you! LOL! And yes, I think I chose entirely the wrong day for this. How dare England play their big match today and take all the glory off me?
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    Hope you are having a great B-day!!!!!
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    Happy B-day Alex; my birthday's not far from yours either, less than a week away! Definitely tell more about your book and hobby - what kind of historical reenactment do you do/where does it take place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaRose View Post
    Happy B-day Alex; my birthday's not far from yours either, less than a week away! Definitely tell more about your book and hobby - what kind of historical reenactment do you do/where does it take place?
    Thanks AnnaRose!

    I do two different eras in terms of historical reenacting. I've been a Saxon with Regia Anglorum for 21 years now, and more recently I've taken up 18th Century reenacting with the Mannered Mob, so I'm having to make all new clothes for all the family. 18th Century clothes are far more ambitious and tailored than 10th Century ones!
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    Thanks AnnaRose!

    I do two different eras in terms of historical reenacting. I've been a Saxon with Regia Anglorum for 21 years now, and more recently I've taken up 18th Century reenacting with the Mannered Mob, so I'm having to make all new clothes for all the family. 18th Century clothes are far more ambitious and tailored than 10th Century ones!
    Wow - that sounds really cool - I can imagine the kind of clothes you need for 18th century, but not so familar with 10th century - could you tell me what a traditional ladies outfit would be then?

    Also, you have to make them!? Isn't there a costume box for actors or something - that's a lot of work (I say this because I can't even sew a button, even though when I was younger my mum paid for sewing lessons and everything!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbeecroft View Post
    Thank you! LOL! And yes, I think I chose entirely the wrong day for this. How dare England play their big match today and take all the glory off me?

    They won can you believe it? the way they have been playing they are actually in to the last 16 what are the chances of us making the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaRose View Post
    Wow - that sounds really cool - I can imagine the kind of clothes you need for 18th century, but not so familar with 10th century - could you tell me what a traditional ladies outfit would be then?

    Also, you have to make them!? Isn't there a costume box for actors or something - that's a lot of work
    A Saxon lady's outfit would consist of a kirtle or underdress, which is a basic floor length A shaped dress with long, tight sleeves which - if extended - would cover the hands. These are worn ruched around the wrist. This is usually made of linen. Then a similarly shaped woollen dress on top, but with wider and shorter sleeves. On your head you'd wear a cap and on top of that a wimple to keep your hair entirely covered.

    There's a good walk through of the elements of the dress here:
    http://family.webshots.com/photo/132...68722989sxcRvh

    And yes, I've made all the clothes for my family, both Saxon and 18th Century. Here we are in borrowed 18th Century kit, because I can't immediately lay my hands on pictures of the kit I have made.

    http://alexbeecroftblog.wordpress.co...erent-century/

    I started out with relatively simple peasant clothes and am working my way up to frock coats and robes a l'Anglais
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    Quote Originally Posted by klmc37 View Post


    Hope you are having a great B-day!!!!!
    Thank you! Yes, I'm afraid I'm having such a busy birthday that I shouldn't have thought of doing this on the day too. I thought it would be the usual quiet day in, but my daughter insisted on dragging me out to go shopping
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