Saturday, February 16, 2013

Medieval Merriment

In this crazy world where just surviving and getting the boring jobs done can seem to take up every spare minute of the day, it is easy to not even bother to find out what is going on in your own backyard.  Lately I have been trying to make more of an effort to find out what is happening locally and make the most of it.  Today we went to a local Medieval Festival which is a biennial event and we have been to four times now.  It is a fantastic day out and the kids both completely loved it.  There is an international jousting competition, other forms of medieval combat, archery, stalls and a whole medieval village set up to have a look around.
Here are some snaps we took while we were enjoying our afternoon.
First up the jousting:

A lot of people dress up to go and Mr A decided to wear his knight's costume but it seems his little sister wanted in on the act.

A medieval battle:
Mr A helping Miss M get a good vantage point for the second round of jousting.
A look around the medieval village:
We got Miss M's name written in calligraphy, Mr A still had his from last time.

Grinding wheat for flour

The cooking station

Getting ready for the action

We really are lucky to have such a fantastic event so close to us every 2 years as it's something that you don't really get to experience at any other time.  If you ever get a chance to go to something similar definitely go.

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