Thursday, August 12, 2010

ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL 2010



My youngest son had been wanting to go to this for the last few years. I didn't think it was quite my thing!! but what do you know I had a fantastic time AND I would go again. Lane is absolutely Knight mad and being autistic he has the classic trait of becoming well and truly obsessed with anything he takes a fancy to.
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One of the added bonuses for me and impressed me very much was the absence of plastics. EVERYTHING was made from Wood, Metal, Leather, Hides & Paper. Even the majority of the food was served in this way including the use of disposable/recyclable bamboo utensils. Very impressive and no mean feat when feeding 50 000 people.
It was held at the ABBEY MUSEUM which houses wonderful collections spanning the last half million years of humankind. Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque Europe as well as China, Japan, India & The Islamic World.
FANTASTIC!! Highly recommend going to anyone.
Caroline xoxoxo

3 comments:

Jan said...

That sounds wonderful, Caroline, we would love that, and the museum too. I will have to keep it in mind when we go through that way.
Blessings - Jan

daharja said...

That looks like great fun!

joolzmac said...

This looks like a great event. It must be good if so many people attend. It reminds me a bit of Kryal Castle over near Ballarat, Vic. It is a huge castle and they used to (not sure if they still do) have jousting battles and they do re-enactments for ye olde days of olde etc. It was great - you could be 'put in the stocks' for punishment, view glass blowing, there was a chamber of torture horrors with wax figures, really grotesque. Glad Lane had such a good time.
Cheers - Joolz

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