Author Archives: kazhoney

About kazhoney

I recently (2018) made a decision to live a more plastic free life. This blog documents my successes and failures and is a way to encourage me on in my move towards a plastic free life.

Making natural inks & paints from plants

As you might be aware from reading my blogs, crafting is one of my other hobbies and when crafting and history meet, I’m even happier!  This week (May 8th & 9th 2018),  I attended a 2 day workshop on how … Continue reading

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School History Project Conference 2018

We have just returned from attending the 30th SHP teachers conference in Leeds this year.  We were feeling a bit frayed around the edges having been working away from home for the best part of the last month.  If I’m … Continue reading

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Making Ships Biscuits

While we sometimes moan about the very early ups in our job (4AM quite often), it is nonetheless a very varied job and there is never a chance to be bored.  The favourite part of my job is creating a … Continue reading

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Franklin – ‘Death in the Ice’

Start the year as you mean to go on, is a saying one often hears.  Our year has started with a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.   We were visiting to undertake some research  for a possible future … Continue reading

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18th Century Crime & Punishment

Crime is fast becoming one of our specialities and on Tuesday, Wel was running our 18th century crime & punishment trials at Colchester Castle in Essex.  Some of you might be familiar with our medieval crime & punishment trials, which … Continue reading

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Medieval Milling and bread making

Last weekend we were running our medieval milling display at Dover Castle in Kent.  As part of the display we bake some medieval breads to show the public so on Thursday last I set about baking some of the breads that … Continue reading

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SHP Teachers Conference

We recently made a return to the School History Project Conference in Leeds.  We first attended the event many moons ago, back when we were first starting out, under our original name of Discovering Medieval.  They very kindly gave us … Continue reading

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Traditional Skills Part 1 – Preparing Vellum

I have for many years past had an interest in medieval illumination and calligraphy and as a historian I have a particular interest in the wonderful manuscripts produced in medieval times.  I’d already been lucky enough to attend an illumination … Continue reading

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Dickens Christmas Carol

So what do people who dress up in historical costume do for fun during their time off over Crhristmas?  Dress up in historical costume of course!  That, and visit a wonderful, interactive production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at The Core … Continue reading

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Dan Snow & the Anglo Saxons

It’s been an exciting week at Bodiam Castle in Sussex.  We have been running the last week of school workshops there this year.  We’ve met some lovely schools but we’ve also had some other excitements. Today (14 October 2016) is the … Continue reading

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