RUM was held less than an hour away this year, so I got to go.
The Royal University of Meridies is the annual big teaching event for the kingdom of Meridies, and it also hosts meetings for many of the kingdom's service groups, resulting in the usual problem of too many places to be at one time, and difficult decisions for someone like me, who has her hand in too many Yahoo! lists.
So I chose according to Most Pressing Responsibility, which was first that I'm the new chatelaine of Glynn Rhe, and there was a series of How To Be The Best Newcomer Supporter Ever classes offered by the chatelaine of the entire SCA, so of course I had to see what she was like.
(I've already broken one of her suggestions, in that it's been more than 72 hours and I hadn't blogged yet. Oh well, I'm learning.)
But there were all sorts of other lovely ideas about expectations for demos, followup, what loaner gear should be like to encourage retention, etc. I look forward to Baroness Marie's summary of what was talked about.
I also took Ailleaghan's "Medieval Foods for a Modern Palette" cooking class, in view of my Pressing Responsibility for feast this year, and feel a little better about having the skills to pull this off. Neat tip about how to use Excel to keep track of amounts and repetition of ingredients - since I'm working hard to become an Excel monkey mundanely, this is fun.
I hauled around some cardweaving that I'm doing to bind the cut edges of Honnoria's diamond twill wrap Viking apron. I think I've got a new loom design worked out, based on the archeological board finds that I've seen somewhere, probably in Collingwood's book. (I don't have a new board yet, but I've been using a segment of my warping frame with only two pegs, and it's working fairly well, and would work better if it were wider and had a big hole in the tummy end.) Sorry, no pics, still camera-less, and I haven't taken a moment to sketch yet. Bad Greet.
I didn't make all the social rounds I usually do, having showed up Not Early that morning and skivving off in advance of approaching thunderstorms, but it was nice to catch up with those I saw. Fun to see more developed Roman and Kentish kits coming along...I wanted to take pictures of Her Highness Lethrenn in her new Kentish, but...no camera.
I also wish I could have stayed for the singing, but mundane life called, and I missed the Viking, who stayed home to handle Stuff, and was asked about. We plan next to visit Trimaris for 25th Year (I'm really looking forward to the Indian feast!) and think our next Meridian event will be MGT.