Another derailment, this time thanks to my appendix, and so I have no loomy updates since I haven’t been near a loom. But yesterday we did fulfil a long-held plan to visit the Iron Age. Up beside Loch Tay the Scottish Crannog Centre celebrated their 20th anniversary with The Celts are Coming!, a weekend of demonstrations and activities. Of course there were textiles – spun, dyed and woven – and there was also leatherworking, pottery, cookery, tin- and bronze-casting, woodworking, stonecarving, iron-smelting, and probably more that my over-loaded head couldn’t contain. Just look at the bling factor of a bronze sword (below): isn’t it something? We spent all day asking questions and the demonstrators were extremely knowledgeable: the whole event was very well put together. There’s a list of exhibitors’ websites at the link above, in case you want to see more. Also… wild boar sandwiches for lunch. Yum.