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Jousting and Farewells

A busy few days. Friday was another stressful day at work  but rushed home to go out to a leaving do for an old friend. Helen was another escapee from Christchurch. One day the penny will drop for them. They are going to really miss her there as will we.

It was good night out and it was good to catch up with her and with all our friends from Christchurch. We are starting to see more of them all now.

Saturday we had an equally god day. We met up with Liz and Martin to go to the jousting – which is something we have been trying to arrange with them for ages.

At one point the master of ceremonies asked for a dozen or so children to come out into the fields to help them out. They got about 100 – Alexander included. For a frightening few minutes we lost sight of him completely in the throng. We he emerged he was with the leader of the knight leading the whole parade of children around the field. That’s my boy!

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The jousting was as good as usual. Alexander then spent the rest of the afternoon running around challenging every other child in the grounds to a battle.

We all came out totally worn out.

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Jousting Fun

Went jousting at Leeds Castle

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Knight School

Took another trip to our favourite castle (Leeds) where they had a knight school. They had all the kids in an area where they played the English at Agincourt. What I didn’t foresee was that they roped in the dads to play the French! Still good fun was had by all!600441_10151222636978452_1610893976_n 283705_10151222631483452_846806327_n 600751_10151222614543452_1927010151_n

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Filming Jousting

First time we took David’s camera to film jousting at Chilham. Max Diamond thought we were pro’s. David then  used the camera to film the blonde waitresses in the copper kettle.

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Jousting

Went to watch the Jousting at Chilham with David and Dean. Took photo’s and all 3 brought Max Diamond’s autobiography “Joust a Minute”