Image: Detail of two musicians dancing, one playing a mandora, and the other a fiddle. The Queen Mary Psalter. London, British Library, MS Royal 2B vii, folio 174 recto. Go to source.
I just wanted to let you all know that a change in family circumstances doesn’t allow me at present to spend a great deal of time on Modern Medieval Cuisine, and so my videos and blog posts have been delayed. So sincere apologies for this, and please bear with me as I adjust to the changes and get back into some kind of routine. Hopefully, the last two videos in the Easy Medieval Cuisine series will be ready to publish in the next few weeks.
By way of amplification, my mum-in-law (I call her mum) had a fall nearly two weeks ago and she fractured her hip, which required surgery. Her progress in recovery has been affected by long periods of delirium, which she was at greater risk of developing due to her having dementia. Needless to say, it has been quite challenging for all concerned.
The better news today was that mum was brighter and closer to her cognitive baseline; and so she was able to carry out more mobility exercises with the physios than she’s previously been able to do.
Unfortunately, Ray, my partner and mum’s son, has gone and injured his back and is dealing with sciatica (I don’t think all the sitting in hospital has helped). We’re both spending quite a lot of time with mum but I’m having to do some of the chores that he normally does. Hopefully, we can get his back sorted soon.
Thanks for your patience, especially my Premium Content subscribers, and I wish you all a Happy New Year with at least a morsel or two of medieval merriment in your celebrations. Just check out those dancing musicians, above, for inspiration!
P.S. If you’ve not yet caught up with the Easy Medieval Food series, you can head over to my YouTube channel.