Linda/Halima on July 1, 2007My name is Linda, and I have been creative all my life. This site is to provide inspiration and resources for dancing and crafts so that you, too, can be creative all your life!

There are several sections, the heading pages listed to the left. Each page will go to a more detailed menu.

Middle Eastern dance (Belly dance, raqs sharki, raqs baladi, etc.) is for information about my favourite dance genre. I talk about my understanding of its history, outline my beginner-level classes, give resources for buying music online, and offer a few photos. English Country Dance (known by those dancers as ECD) has a few useful links including an annotated list for buying music at

The Portfolio is a simple record of my delving into various arts and crafts, and is, by no means, complete; some things just don't translate to the 'net very well! You will find images of SCA projects, contests, and other endeavours.

The Notebook is an eclectic collection of pages, each one put together to answer a question; questions might be on research, or on "how-to", or on "where do I find...?" This section is likely to change the most, so plan to keep an eye on it!

The S.C.A. (Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc) is an educational, non-profit society that endeavours to re-create the better aspects of the European Middle Ages and early Renaissance through experiential archeology, researching and reconstructing some of the items and lifestyles, though mostly of the nobility. Participants each create a persona and try to "be" it during events of an evening, a weekend, or even a week or two.

If there is anything you'd like to see added to the site, or if you would like further information, please contact me. (P.S. On March 21, 2011, I added the first section on the home renovation.)

Thanks for visiting!

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Links that currently top the list...

Richters Seeds - Seeds and Plants for culinary, medicinal, and aromatic purposes

Shire of Cragmere - From the Comox Valley up to Campbell River on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Stefan's Florilegium Archives - Extracts of discussions on medieval re-creation
S.C.A. Arts and Sciences Page - And even more on re-creation...
Middle Eastern Clothing as seen by Max Tilke
Medieval Pavilion Resources - for more than just pavilions and camping
SCA Dance Page - medieval/renaissance dance
An Tir College of Heralds - for heraldry vocal and visible