I always seem to have many more posts that I’d like to write than I have time or energy for.
I often remember great things we’ve done, a lot of the time prompted by looking back at old photos, & find myself thinking “Why didn’t I make a post about this?!”.
Cue Mummy Mishaps’ ‘Flashback Friday’ blog-linky: perfect for those posts that seem to have slipped through the net, or for sharing a memory.
And as an added bonus this post features something we used to have a lot of here, although it seems hard to imagine now: Sunshine! Hopefully something we’ll be rediscovering soon!
Back in August our beloved country park put on a Medieval Fair, & it was a terrific day out for us.
The first attractions we encountered were a couple of medieval ‘sporting’ competitions. We thought jousting might be a bit rough for our little 3-year-olds, but firing footballs out of a Trebuchet? Oh Yes!
I really really enjoyed this! And the twins did too. Certainly something a bit out of the ordinary!
The rest of the fair had a great range of activities & exhibits:, including ferret racing, hog roasts, mead, arts & crafts & stalls.
We particularly enjoyed the entertainment from the ‘Court Jesters’: their shows were really skillful, they were really funny & they were brilliant at getting the audience involved in the action.
To cap off a great day, on the way back out we passed this:
“Won Trebuchet-firing competition”. That’s got to be a big tick on some list of ours somewhere!
We also came away with a permanent memento from the fair, from the painting tent. I think it’s some of the best art Jake & Ellie have ever done, & it still has pride of place hanging on the wall in our new house.
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