Dressing up…

Dressing up starts to get serious when….

…you meet the real thing…

…and he shows you his armour…

…time to practice some stealth pony ride moves…

…then get some horse-riding inspiration…

…Noah has been loving “pretend” jousting with Dan…

Medieval festival thankyou for your joy, life, peasants food and elderflower cordial!
We will be back next year – I hope!

Winter is…..

The annual Abbey Medieval Festival! We were loving dressing up this year…humble peasants with a knight in training son!

Even hard working peasants need food…

Byron loving the deer skin :)

and pureed apple :)

Dan and Noah fine-tuning their battle skills!

More photos to come!

And there was dancing….more Medieval Festival Love

Beautiful gypsy dancing….

Somehow I “volunteered” to take part in a folk dance.
I was thinking “Sure, I’ll give it a go…I don’t mind a good bush dance…”
Well unbeknowns to me (I’m in the middle holding the up straw hat with the sticks!) that I had volunteered myself for the “fertility” dance…It was pretty hilarious…particularly when the dancers started to dive through my legs and the bagpiper danced around doing a jig!

To top it off I was carried off by the dancers…while I was desperately trying to not drop the hat!!

Medieval Craftiness…

Ahh…the felting was beautiful (thanks mum for buying me the red felt heart!)…

The medieval weaving was beautiful to watch and they made some lovely clothes….

My Dad John had a stall as “John The Wittler”…

Horn carving….more medieval fest photos to come!


Medieval Love….

Yesterday, Dan, Noah and I went to the local Medieval Festival. It is such a fantastic experience…there is so much beauty and attention to detail to the medieval period…I love it!! The tents were pitched ….

The armour was carefully laid out for battle later in the day…

The archers bows and arrows were ready for any attacking groups…

The tournament had begun!