March 31st, 2021

Lady Marmalade Event

The new blue, silk early 14th century gown, with bling accessories.
The new blue, silk early 14th century gown, with bling accessories.

Thursday March 25th saw the Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women take to the Lady Marmalade Cafe & Bar at Stones Corner for a book event. Our wonderful host, Sonja, made sure everything ran smoothly and tempted us with fresh out of the oven tarts which were outstanding!

In spite of the covid anxiety, and that people were less likely to come out, we had a fun crowd, sold lots of books for our local book shop and hosts, Books@Stones but more importantly, had a good giggle in a perfect venue! Lots of information was shared and some myths of the middle ages and women were dispelled.

One room had our talk and bar which served amazing food and delicious drinks, and the other had our displays and the photo booth.

The lucky door prize came a bit of a cropper when one of my friends won it, and we had a re-draw. The next recipient was delighted to make off with her haul of goodies.

I'm so grateful to my friends who came along to make the evening special, and it was great to see that people were asking questions about armour, musical instruments and medicine.

The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women author Rosalie Gilbert with medieval friends, Lauren Ball, Ben Marshall, Michelle Barton and Ellie Sommers.
The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women author Rosalie Gilbert with medieval friends, Lauren Ball, Ben Marshall, Michelle Barton and Ellie Sommers.

It was particularly great that the staff and owner of the venue were able to listen in on the conversation and gave great feedback at the end of the night.  

medicine

Swabbed!



I've developed a cough seal lions would be proud to call their own, and you know what that means... my co-workers just weren't particularly keen to have my company today.

I've done the right thing and been Covid swabbed and am now at home sewing while I await the results.

What am I working on today? I've delved into the cut-and-ready-to-sew pile and found this gorgeous pink linen which is destined to become a basic early 14th century undergown.

In other (possibly related) news, my kitty is extremely delighted to have me at home.

An early night is beckoning.

But first, hot tea for my chest, panadol for my temperature and a shower for the aches. Hopefully, rests tomorrow and it will be good news!