I am the Viking warrior, I’ve just travelled to Danelaw. It’s a great place here, the long ship just crashed and me and my team have built a longhouse to sleep in, and for food we stole some from the market place and stole some valuable materials for us to survive.
The first battle has been encountered, our biggest enemies, the Anglo Saxons! Luckily, we won, although part of our team died they have been burnt in the river. They’re in Valhalla now.
The recipe comes from the book Vikingars Gästabud (The Viking Feast), and is for four servings.
2/3 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup lingonberries or bilberries (I used blueberries and strawberries!)
First you need to turn on the oven to 225°C.
Next pour the whole wheat flour, white flour, salt and milk into a large bowl. Then mix the ingredients together. I used a whisk to mix the ingredients together you can also use a spoon.
Whisk the batter together without the butter and stir in the berries. Melt the butter and pour it in the batter. Bake it in the middle of the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the pancake has a nice colour. Cut it into pieces and serve with some jam or honey.
The Vikings built fast ships for raiding and war and their ships were 'dragon-ships' or 'long ships'.
Viking long ships could sail in shallow water. So they could travel up rivers as well as across the sea. In a raid, a ship could be hauled up on a beach. The Vikings could jump out and start fighting, and then make a quick getaway if they were chased.
Today I went and invaded England. Our army smashed the opposition the British. My son also fought alongside me in war. Me and my son then went off to see my sister, my wife died of illness. I do not like to talk about it. We went back to Scandinavia. If you do not know what Scandinavia it is Denmark, Sweden and Norway. When we got back I went off to help out with the farm. I had to wear a coat made of fur as the temperature was -5 degrees. It was in fact the coldest day of the month. My son went off to catch some fish in the lake for dinner with some of his friends.
Today I went off on a long ship with some of my mates to attack a village and there were 5 other ships going. But 2 of them were a group of settlers. They were going to get some free land. But the other ship was there to ask some British men for land to set up a new farm. Soon more ships will come if they get the land. When I got back to my long house I started to play a game called kingy bats. I played it with my sons friends. Here are the rules. The children would make a circle of wood. They would then pass a simple ball of tied up fabric around the circle without letting it fall to the ground. The ball may have been hit into the air as it was passed from one Viking child to another. It was very interesting as I had never played it when I was a child.
I told my son I am going away for 5 weeks as I need to go and raid another place. You will stay with one of your friends you can choose. I will just go to your friend’s house as his dad is the chief. So they are going to have a big meeting about battle plans. I will see you in 2 week time my son.
Right in my family I have a dad, mum little sis called Ally and an older brother called Maximus and my name is Elena.
Today has been so EXCITING!
Father has said that we are moving to Europe. The reason we are moving to Europe is because Scandinavia is far too cold for us and plus we cannot feed animals of grow plants since it is always cold.
Yes we are here in Europe.
Now I am going to tell you about our new house!
In our house we have our animals but they are behind a wooden screen. We sleep in the same room except for chief Toue who sleeps in a separate room . Our floor is made of rushes and our roof is made of straw. There is no chimney but a hole in the roof to let the smoke out. We have small windows to let light in and in the winter I just know it’s going to be cold! (but hopefully not as cold as Scandinavia).
Now father is off to war and I am going to tell you about what he wears ok. He has a helmet, shield, sword, axe and spear.
Today me and some of my friends to are going to travel to another country. Sadly our village has gotten way to full and we can not supply enough food for everyone. As if it hadn’t already been hard enough. We cannot grow plants because of our harsh winters and animals for the same reason.
At the moment I’m unpacking my stuff into our new house.
Guess what. We managed to scrape up enough money to get three beds. I can tell there going to be luxurious. By the the way. my name is Karlotte and my friends are names are Elena and Niamgh. We are all so excited for our first night in our new home. I hope this new place called Europe will be warmer than Scandinavia. I can’t wait to try the new farm in the morning. Bye for now.