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A Little Late…

Published July 25, 2016 by Robyn

Hey Lovely People,

Hope you are safe and well. I had planned on doing this yesterday, but time has gotten away with me. I haven’t even caught up on reading the blogs I like to follow.

TAFE is chugging away nicely, although taking up quite a bit more time than expected, particularly in the subjects I like, I suppose they’re the ones I’m putting more time and effort into.


I’ve spotted these little guys twice now in this same spot on my way home from the bus stop. I wish they wouldn’t hang so close to the road, but they seem to know what they’re doing. I wonder if they are the same pair that were in the pool a few weeks back?

On the Reenactment front, I’m busy getting my kit ready for the St Ives Medieval Fair which is on in mid-September. I’m really looking forward to it although I have lots of things to make in preparation for it. I’ll be camping there over two nights and am lucky enough to be sharing space in a Viking style tent. Yay!!! Right now I’m working on my linen undertunic which is all handsewn. Soda has decided he loves the feel and smell of linen and loves to “help” lol.


“Let me help you with this.”

Progress is pretty slow due to handsewing, but I’m getting there. I’ll post a progress picture next week.


…he takes his “helping” very seriously.

One of the girls in my group is having a birthday party in a couple of weeks. She is in contact with a Medieval reenactment group who are making available their archery equipment and I’m assuming themselves for the day. It should be lots of fun. I’ve never tried archery before.

And one last update before I go. We’ll be moving in a few weeks! I’ve been staying with my daughter and her partner who are currently housesitting here. We’ve found a place to rent together for about a year while they save to buy a place of their own. It will give me a chance to save too for wherever I move to after that. It’s all quite exciting although I probably won’t be quite so excited when it comes to the nuts and bolts of the actual moving haha. It shouldn’t really be too bad though. I travel pretty light these days,

Well that’s it for now. Talk to you next time.

Love V ❤



Published July 17, 2016 by Robyn

Hello ☺,

That was a busy week. Well, from my perspective anyway.

I started my course on Monday. Travel is a bit tricky. It takes me an hour and a half one way, which is ok as long as I make the train and bus connections. On Friday it took me two and a half hours to get home 😕. I’m still settling in to the whole study/learning thing. It’s been awhile after all but it’s good, I’m especially enjoying the Human Rights class.


This is me at the bus stop on the second morning. I was a little too overwhelmed on the first day to take a photo. I was too busy having second thoughts lol.

Of course one of the first things I did there was join the library there. Apparently not too many people use it these days which is very sad. There was a cart with free books to keep on there. I picked up this gem. I can’t believe they were getting rid of it!


So outside of that, my week has mostly been trying to keep up and catch up. Homework, home stuff, trying to spend enough time with Soda…

Today was fun. It was a reenactment training and crafting afternoon. The weather gods weren’t on our side earlier in the day but by this afternoon the sun was out (mostly) and I had a lovely time crafting and watching fight training in the park.

I feel like this has been a boring post, but it’s as much as my poor brain can manage right now.

As always, I hope everything is well in your world. Talk to you again next week.

Love V ❤