Sunday, June 22, 2008

Good Knight


Jousting Display ~ Templecombe Medieaval Fayre, June 2008

The Templecombe Medieaval Fayre was an eclectic event with sword combat, a re-enacted battle, stalls, falconry, belly dancing and jousting. I have previously posted about the belly dancing *here* and the battle *here*. The jousting was a very professional show, combining horsemanship, traditional jousting and combat skills with comedy. As ever there was a 'good' knight and there was a 'bad' knight who coveted the prize of the crown at any cost and received many a 'boo' from the crowd of spectators.

The knights completed many tests including jousting, spearing items on the ground from horseback, hitting targets and armed combat. Of course the 'bad' knight tried to cheat to secure the crown but in the end of course he didn't win it.

I am off for a few days to Edinburgh taking a well earned break so I won't be around in blogland this week to visit. I just finished my last job and it was a mad rush to get everything finished before I left so I need a rest! I am looking forward to Edinburgh very much as it looks like a beautiful city.

While I am away I am leaving the photo above for your consideration. It is one of those photo's that I have taken that is begging for a caption, so go ahead and use your imagination! The competition will run while I am away and I will pick a winner on my return next Saturday (which also happens to be my birthday). The winner will get a pretty postcard, handwritten from me and sent via snail mail (so note, if you win you'll need to send me an address to receive your prize). So get inventive and get captioning and good luck :) I'll see you all when I get back!

14 comments:

Linda said...

Arrrgh...I forgot the Preparation-H!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

"I'm not really a bad knight! I'm just mounted this way!"

R. Sherman said...

Have fun in Scotland.

I'll be back with a caption.

Cheers.

Sarch said...

Be carefull and have a great time BK!!!! We'll miss you.

Shephard said...

I love the last photo with the horse looking straight at the camera. What a great shot. It looks like so much fun (watching, that is, lol).

`S :)

moon said...

These pics just make me want to say ARRRRRGHHH! LOL

craziequeen said...

"It's called a lance... hello... !!"

[chuckle] spot the quote time :-)

Have a wonderful trip, my darling, you deserve it!

cq

kenju said...

I'm sorry to get here late. I hope you are having a great vacation and that you will also have a great birthday!! (It is the 28th, isn't it?)

Sarch said...

Just popped in again to let you know I'm thinking about you.

Hope you're having a wonderfull time.

Nepharia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a great time.

Sarch said...

Ya know, every time I try to think of a caption the only things I can get out of my brain are lines from Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail :)

Gwynne said...

"I want my Oompa-Loompas NOW, Daddy!!"

The horse: "Would somebody PLEASE remove this whiny knight off of my back?!"

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am not good at this at all...And all I can think of are some really kind of "dirty" captions...And I am too embarassed to write thwem out! LOL!

rashbre said...

NIce work on the pix. Top one is leaping out of the screen!