Sunday, 16 August 2009
Oh What Fun We Had.... Medieval Fun Day
Before you trawl through these photographs, please look at the previous two posts that I made late last night..
We all had a brilliant Medieval Day.
We were a bit worried in the morning as the heavens opened and it tipped down with rain, but at 10.40am the rain stopped and out came the Sun. Ready for the Fair to open at 11am.
There were lots of different displays on Horseback put on by the Children. Meg's display was brilliant, she did acrobatics and she used a special skipping rope and the horse skipped over the rope while she was in the saddle. It was amazing to watch.
Harry's display went off without a hitch and he really played up to the crowd and got them Booing him, especially when he rode round with the severed head and then promptly threw it at me outside the ring.
Lowri played the part of the White Knight and did a Dressage Display on her Horse Romeo.
Carol did a display with her Shetland Pony to Music.
Unfortunately I missed quite a lot of the displays as I was running the Guess The Weight Of The Goats and Name The Pony, so Ben took lots of photo's for me.
There was also Stalls for everyone to have a go. "Splat The Rat", The Coconut Shy (Harry managed to win four!), The Lucky Dip, Tombola, Face Painting and Jewellery Making, Story Telling, "The Stocks", a licensed Bar and a Hog Roast and a huge Bouncy Castle Slide. There were also props all round the field which you could have your photograph taken in or on. The West Wales Farmers Bloodhounds also put on a display with the Hounds (please click on their name to be taken over to their website.) The Otter Hound Puppies were so cute. Jimmy Juggle who greeted people at the gate on Stilts dressed as a Knight, then did a Circus Skills workshop with the Children in the morning and in the afternoon performed his Fire Juggling Skills. (If you click on his name it will take you over to his Web Site).. We also run a Raffle, with some brilliant Prizes which had all been donated and no I didn't win the weekend away! Katie, Ben's girlfriend won an enormous Pig cuddly toy. I have no idea how she's going to get it back to Scotland. Think we will have to send it.
In the afternoon in the arena in the field we had Tug Of War, Juniors and then the Adults. Piggy Back Jousting and Space Hopper Hurdles. The Space Hopper Hurdles was one of the funniest things I've witnessed in a long time. If I hadn't been to the Loo before I watched it, I'd have peed myself laughing. The Adult races were Hysterical with lots of cheating going on with the Men's team, mentioning no names John! Ben and Harry did the Piggy Back Jousting and they won their first Joust, then in the Semi Final it all went Pear shaped and they both ended up on the ground.
We took hundreds of photographs, which I've loaded into my Photobucket, if you'd like to take a look, I bet the Space Hopper Hurdle ones will bring a smile to your face.
At the end of the Day, Donna asked me whether I'd like to keep a sheild as a momento, can you quess where I told her to stick it.. LOL..
So all in all a wonderful, exhausting Medieval Day and a great Big Thank you to Donna, John, Les and Jen for allowing it all to happen..