I have not written in quite some time, because things have been rather difficult, not only personally but with a mysteriously, practically fatally, lagging computer. However, I look forward to a brighter future on both fronts!

Meanwhile, I recently received an honor, an Award of Arms, from Their Royal Majesties of the Midrealm Kingdom, King Cellach and Queen Vukasin, of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Award entitles me to be formally addressed as “Lady,” in my case “Lady Unnr Olafsdottir,” since my character is a 10th century Icelandic woman. It also entitles me to wear a circlet. I received a scroll for my honor, beautifully illuminated with a harp and written in Viking runes by Angelique De LaRochelle, which is shown above.

I received my honor for my studies and teaching about medieval Norse cultures and skill in playing the harp.

Meanwhile, Ophelia is looking rather elegant on my pink silk chair:

Ophelia on the pink chair

Till next time, I hope you are all well, and I hope to report myself, and my computer, to be much improved soon!