Last year, I was a maid of honour (Lady Bridget Manners) to Her Majesty at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. It was an amazing, wonderful time, but also a huge commitment. This year, because of school and other obligations, I couldn't do court again. Last weekend was opening weekend of the 2011 season, and I am so "home sick" for faire! I am planning to go this year with friends, and hopefully gatelist at least once, but it won't quite be the same.