First day of Faire
Buckley Travel Blog› entry 2 of 2 › view all entries
August 1st, 2009 – by: aelder2259
The gate is supposed to open at 10am, but the person in charge wants everyone in place by 9:15. By 9am, it's already stifling hot in my costume....a custom-made corset that doubles as a bodice and long skirt over a petticoat. I opted to wear a partlet instead of a chemise...the less I have to wear in this heat, the better!
Since I have no official duties as I'm mainly visiting to be with my husband on this, our 10th, wedding anniversary, so I stroll around the faire to see what wares are being sold.
There's no trees for shade since we're set up in a corn field, so I brake down and pay $20 for a parchment parasol. It helps a little bit. Soon, I'm very hot and head to the ale house for a very cold cup of pear cider. It's so good, I end up drinking it way too fast.
My husband is the sergeant in charge of pike. He also sings with the Ravenrook troupe. I'm sitting in the stands listening to them sing and start to feel light-headed, so I head back to our tent. I shuck out of my petticoat and loosen my corset before lying down on the bed. I also drink a full bottle of water, yet I still feel unwell. A bit later, William comes in and asks if I want something to eat. I'm hoping that food will help...I only had a few bites of cheese for breakfast and drank a cider, so it's probably contributing to my current state.
After eating a turkey leg and an ear of corn, I'm feeling a bit better, but decide the head is getting to be unbearable. I tell my husband that I'm packing up and heading home. I want to spend more time with him on our special day, but not if I'm going to be miserable. He may have to dress up and play, but I don't need to be there, so I head home.
Then I sleep for eleven hours.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!