Author Archives: Ian Piddington

About Ian Piddington

I have been involved in re-enactment since 1993. My main group now is the SCA in New Zealand, although I still do some bits with the local Jousters. Within the SCA I am Sympkyn of the Moor, Baron of Ildhafn

Projects Update

So I have been a bit slack at updating the various projects I have been working on. So here is a high level summary. I’ll try to post some detaisl on some of these in the not so distant future. … Continue reading

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St Sebastians 2021

Another year and another St Sebastians event. This year about 90 people attended the event. It was truly lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves While St Sebastians is traditionally an archery focused event, we also had both heavy … Continue reading

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Pennyroyal Picnic

The Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn invite you to join them for a garbed picnic at the Auckland Botanic Gardens!  Bring your picnic blanket and something for your lunch, something to do, or simply come along and relax.   Please come along and … Continue reading

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St Sebastians 2018

St Sebastian’s was a special event this year. It marked the 10th anniversary of Ed and Elizabeth running this on their property. As such Ed had made some extra special site tokens, individual pottery cups, for the attendees. As always there was a … Continue reading

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SCA update

Within the SCA some groups form a Barony. This then requires them to have a Baron and Baroness, appointed by the Crown for the kingdom the barony is in. The current Baron and Baroness for Ildhafn have served in the … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Coronation 2017

Within the SCA there are a number of Kingdoms, each ruled by a King and Queen. Every 6 months a new King and Queen are appointed by a heavy combat tournament, with the winner becoming the next Monarch along with … Continue reading

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Site Rebuild

Due to a problem with my web-host I have had to rebuild the site. I am trying to migrate the old content back in but it may take a while to clean it all up.

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St Catherines Faire and the Bal d’Argent 2016

The weekend of the 5th and 6th November was Ildhafn’s annual St Catherines Faire. Normally this event runs in December but this year it was in early November. As part of the event, Ildhafn hosted the Bal d’Argent. This is … Continue reading

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Labour Weekend 2016

As we have been doing lots with the SCA here we haven’t done much actual living history camping where you have no modern conveniences. This weekend will be different. Master Ed Braythwayte of the SCA is once again hosting a … Continue reading

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Green Harp Belt

Following on from my post about making new belts for Wendy, see post here, I have finally finished off the green belt with pewter harps. It took a while to get round to finishing off the dying of the leather, … Continue reading

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