Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 11

January 16, 2019

Well Princess Diary, this is what I get for stepping foot in Carolingia.

I'm stopped on the Pike for the past hour in Framingham while they deal with a truck fire. 

All I wanted was to drop off a nice present to go to our Cousins in Northshield. 

Instead. I'm stuck between a Lucky Star bus and an 18-wheeler trying to catch Pokemon in this wasteland. 

Effingham, you're on notice. You may lose that "Favorite Baron" title for this. 

Send kittens, Starbucks DoubleShots, and at least ONE Grimer! 

Idling Love and Gilded Kisses,
Princess Fortune

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 10

January 7, 2019

Dear Princess Diary,

For me, the best part of an adventure is the company you keep while on it. This weekend I was overwhelmed with great company and had a great time in Tir Mara!

I drove up to Montreal with Perronnelle de Croy, where we met up with Shyvan Floyd, Thórormr Barnakarl, Eithne ingen Mael Duin, Marieta de Charay, and Mikjall Bogmadr, we had an adorable Airbnb where we stuffed ourselves with Chinese, beer, and laughed well into the night.

After the obligatory stop at Tim Horton's we made it to site (again without planning on it at almost exactly the same time as the Prince!). He and I exchanged 12th Night/Birthday gifts including some new "armor" 🤣🤣🤣 and all the rose scented things (and a 🦄!). 

I got to see Hemma and give her a little something too and got to have feast with her! 

My first retainer of the day Matilde was fantastic and made sure to check in with me on messenger about my ETA and if I needed anything even before arriving to site, watching her be gobsmacked later getting her Silver Crescent was a joy. All my retaining staff were amazingly attentive as I had no voice all day. I just had to turn and I had a drink or cough drop in my hand. Thank you all for your support!  Special shout-out to Shannon whose grin lit up my day!

We got to sign our first scrolls (terrifying!) But our Tir Maran herald staff headed up by HER EXCELLENCY Kirsa were outstanding! 

Lord Reinhart brought Their Majesties (and us) the bounty of his man at arm's hard work to share. I might have drunk more than my share of the apple pie liquor (for medicinal purposes! I swear!). Reinhart introduced me to many wonderful folks throughout the day, including The Bear! 🐻. The Barony will be in wonderful hands with his lady Leana, oh, and him, at the reigns. (It's a horse pun, because she's also one of our Equestrian Champions!)

I got to geek out about fabric with Vienna and her amazing Lady and the Unicorn dress. I recognized the "Dragonfly" silk from Silk Baron as I had just ordered a sample of it and the color his Majesty was wearing with the silks we got for Birka. I love the moments she and I get to spend like that.

The day was a blur and the feast was spectacular! I'm pretty sure His Highness and I could have died happy with the smoked salmon alone, CellachDonn MhicanMhadaigh. My highest compliments to the event staff and cooks! 

His Majesty Wilhelm and I share a birthday, and while we also got to share a wonderful day and feast together, we didn't have to share cake as they had arranged to give us each our own! Tadea Isabetta Di Bruno's kind words were perfect and we blew out the candles together.

Ôzurr spoke for both of us (and in FRENCH!) at Court! He also gave his thoughtful counsel to Spurious when we visited his Vigil. (My contribution was a whispered reminder to go down stairs sideways in spurs.) I am continuously grateful to have his strength and insight by my side. 

I look forward to returning to IDD in March, I am sure we will have just as wonderful a time, I can only hope my voice makes it across the border this time as well!

Silent Love and Gilded Kisses,
-Princess Fortune

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 9

December 23, 2018

Dear Princess Diary,

I just got a delightful stocking full of gifts from the good people of Stonemarche. Thank you Aine, Harold, Dierdre, Keziah, Finnghualla, and of course Astridr and Alric!

In the spirit of giving I've also noticed a bunch of my Facebook friends are playing Secret Amazon Giftmas!

So, gentle reader, post your Amazon wishlist here and let other folks get things for you.

Please remember to:
- set a shipping address for your wishlist
- include some items that are reasonably priced
- accept that you may or may not get picked

And, of course, if you are in a place where you have spare cash, please consider getting things for other people to make their holiday season brighter.

The greatest gift of all today being a (hopeful) victory for my beloved Patriots!

Love and Gilded Kisses,
Princess Fortune

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 8

December 18, 2019

Dear Princess Diary,

This adorable knitted red crown came from my friend Lucritia (and fellow courtesan) in the Mid today!

It's adorable and has an itty bitty golden hart on it for the Knowne World Courtesans!

Thank you so much Lucritia! I was very jealous when I saw Princess Adelheit of Atlantia got one and then mine arrived! 

Love and Gilded Kisses,
Princess (Festive AF) Fortune

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 7

December 15, 2018

Dear Princess Diary, 

If wrapping myself up in linen straight out of the dryer is wrong, I don't want to be right. 

In other news my trip for "just some felt" at the Auburn Fabric Outlet also yielded linen, tassels, and some very pretty frog closures. 

And while it is less productive to be wrapped in a warm fluffy cocoon, it's just so irresistibly warm and fluffy! 

Cozy warm love and gilded kisses,
Princess Fortune

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 6

December 7, 2018

Dear Princess Diary,

You know it's going to be a good night when you say to the 8lb tub of cookie dough: "Come Brunhilde, tonight we DANCE!!!"

Making cookies for King's & Queen's Rapier this weekend. 

Freshly-baked Love and Gilded Kisses,
Princess Fortune

Tyger Princess Diary Entry 5

December 6, 2018

Dear Princess Diary,

This morning I remembered the Disney Princess Advent Calendar I bought myself because I am totally an adult. 

So I got the joy of opening 5 little doors and getting chocolate with my breakfast. 

May your day be just as sweet!

Love and Gilded Kisses,
Princess Fortune