February 5th, 2008

Torchwood - reservoir dogs

Type of holster worn at one's back

I'm looking for the correct term for the type of holster one would use to carry a gun at one's back. I assume those people have some kind of holster and not just the gun tucked into their waistbands, do they? Like in crime shows when people reach behind themselves and pull out the gun. How would you call that kind of a holster? I've googled "holster back", "holster worn at back" and similar but am not finding any satisfying results. I'm basically looking for a place where someone would carry a gun when they walk around with it all day. So it should be fairly comfortable and not too obvious. Any suggestions (with proper terms) would be most welcome!

Ancient History

I've Googled "Boudica's daughters" in trying to find the historical names of the Icini queen's daughters (who were raped at 10 & 14 by Romans), but I can't find anything. If anyone can point me in the right direction, or to a list of appropriately ancient Briton names, I'd appreciate it.
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  • adhara

Winter fairs in small towns in the US

I've already googled practically everything that I could think about involving "winter", "fairs" and the states I have in mind for it (practically everything next to the Canadian border from New York to Minnesota) but everything was too big or not the kind of fair I'm looking for. Still I'm sorry to ask because I'm quite sure there must be a way to search this up without having to resort to the community, but I just can't figure it out. Maybe it's too specific.

The story I'm writing is set nowadays. My two characters are on a road trip departing from New York City, in a quest to get "somewhere" (the place I can't seem to find) before another character does. They know he'll be in an specific fair, so it can't be a weekly market or anything like that.

What I need is some kind of winter fair in a small-ish town, around November-March. It has to be a small-ish open-air fair, family-friendly, preferably with crafts, food, some kind of old-fashioned fun - it'd be perfect if it had a theme of some sort, like medieval fairs and the like. But the really important bits are the snow and the small town. Any idea of where I could find a list of those fairs? Do you know one?

Thanks in advance!