Greetings unto the good folk of Ketelblastr:
I write to say that there will be no Thing or gathering this week as it is Halloween....take the week off and enjoy yourselves folks! (and by enjoy yourselves I DO mean dress up in a hideopus costume, drench yourself in fake blood and scare the everloving snot out of every poor peasant who should run afoul of you)
Also, (as discussed with Don and Tobi and Jamie) the weekend of the 14th is Hollie and my anniversary. As we are pretty much a family by now, we cordially invite you to spend the evening at the Days Inn of Hurley with us and have a swim-meet. Obvously not SCA related (though the idea of having a thing in the pool resulting in severe pruning and hot tub rapier drills do have their merits)but fun nonetheless.
As far as the locale of the culinary challenge, I need to talk with you all as to where you want it to be held. AS it stands, the Darkstone party is set to be held at the "small world cafe" in Washburn WI (mark's parent's old restaurant) and will nto be progressive. A Darkstone couple is going to be wed (congrats to them) that day and will be taking the party over to Darkstone's party instead of a reception. That's the info that is available now. Thing it over, i shall be calling all of you. One way or the other, prepare yourselves for a schmorgasbord, our German culnary challenge is going to be a good one!!!
Yours in service
Marcial de Salas