Thursday 11 April 2013


We had a Fforganisers meeting on Saturday.  We did all the usual stuff.....planned the events, decided on what merchandise we were going to have, off-loaded all the hard work on anybody who didn't turn up, took the mick out of Ted,  sat around and ate cheese and marmite paninis... The main thing we did though was make a short and entertaining film to advertise the Ffiesta... soon to be appearing at a You-Tube near you!

It was a lot of fun to make, even though it got a bit nippy out in the cold.  We drew not a few bemused stares and had to field a few puzzled questions... but it's all good publicity.  We had to make a few last minute changes due to Phil's absence (a potato related injury!) but as nobody except Laura really knew what we were doing anyway that wasn't a major issue.  As you might expect from something Ffiesta related there are lobsters, Danvers and a Pagerunner ( don't get excited, it's not a Minotaur or anything, just Ted with a label saying 'Pagerunner') water balloons and Spike.  I'm sure when it's been edited it will all look very professional!

Friday 5 April 2013

Philately will get you everywhere...

Normally at this time of year I would probably be starting to panic at all the things I need to do for the Ffiesta and haven't even started.  This year I'm just feeling a bit smug because the Ffiesta is ages away and I've already got quite a lot of things underway.  Mind you I did have a nightmare the other day that we were at there, in Swindon, all ready to start proceedings and I realised I hadn't prepared anything.  I got into a bit of a panic and some of you regular attendees began to turn into zombies.  I think it's the book I've been reading.  Or memories of Hamlet, Prince of Zombies.  Vicky Vagg was there, dressed as as a big baby, a big zombie baby, but not as cute as the original!

Anyway I have been designing stamps for each Kingdom.  Sadly my artistic skills are neither artistic nor skilful, so they look rather amateurish, but they are a labour of love nonetheless so I don't care.  I have designs for the Workers Republic of South Wales, the Duchy of Portland Bill, and the Kingdom of Kent all planned and those for the Isles of Man and Wight are complete so that just leaves Mercia and Anglia to sort out.  Better get cracking!

More news soon....