|A new flight of stairs up to one of the castle towers, which had been closed off for many years due to the dangerous state of the original stairs.|
OH and I popped into our local Castle the other week during a walk. There was a company of re-enacters showing the mediaeval way of life and demonstrating different sorts of battle-dress and weapons in simulated fights.
|The view from the newly opened tower that I haven't seen for a long time. These children are trying archery.|
This is another view from the newly opened tower across to the higher main tower that has always been open. I've climbed that tower many, many times and also, in my childhood, climbed on and into many places where the public were not allowed. ;-)
|Demonstrating how to use a coracle|
I don't know how we managed it, but we spent the whole day at the show and found plenty to do without actually seeing a single farm animal or entering a single marquee! Being a forester and owner of 2 vintage tractors OH was interested in the machinery so we spent quite a bit of time in that section, which was thankfully less crowded than the trade stalls. The tractor above is the same as one of OHs and is the same age as me. I hope I'm wearing as well!!
We sat on the bank of the main ring for a while to watch the Ukranian Cosacs perform their amazing horseback skills but couldn't bear the heat any longer - it seemed to be concentrated on that bank. So we popped along to see DS's girlfriends parents, who had a stand selling stock feeders, taking them some grapes and still-warm doughnuts for some afternoon munchies, before heading for home.
Progress since last time:
Quilt-as-you-go-quilt - I'm finally in the process of hand-quilting the last block after deciding to concentrate on finishing (if not a whole project then at least) one stage.
Bye for now