Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Leeds Castle, Let the Games Begin.

Hi folks,

sorry to cut you short yesterday.

Right where was I? oh yes, the main jousting event was about to start, first off was the big man in charge of the proceedings................

the King ! Henry VIII himself.

With his charming wife Anne Boleyn.  (before he cut her head off).

I must say, the backdrop for this event is marvellous.

Sir Stephen of Porlock in Red. The Joist was split up into two, the Blues and the Reds at each end of the field. The crowd then cheered for their end of the field, great fun was had by all.

A blue horse at rest, some of them are ex Dressage and had lovely temperament.

This is Bob just coming out of the sack, he (she) gave the knights some cheek so Sir Jasper (red team) put her in a sack and pulled him around the Arena much to the delight of the crowd.

Sir David of Kent at the Quintain (revolving target) with Sir William of Antioch just missed being hit with the sack.

Sir David of Kent trying his hand at spearing Saracens heads, made out of polystyrene of course.

Sir Jasper and Sir David having a sword fight, the event was full of action.

Hope that gives you an insight into the event, a few more tomorrow.

Thanks for dropping by,

nite nite, luv Mike XX


  1. Love the photo of you and Sue, fancy dress was great. well done ,goodes boy.

    1. This was before I lost my head, I could not find it, hence I have this new one now and look different. x

  2. Well done, a great blog Mike.

    You must put up more

  3. A really wonderful post Mike.....Its like being there !
    Smashing photography and some great action shots,
    Well done you !!
    Chris and Dave R

  4. Well I nearly missed this little beauty... What super,super pictures Mike.Fantastic shots... loved, loved, loved Henry and Anne !
    Eileen xx

  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments.
    I really enjoy doing the blog and my problem with the blog seem to be ok now. Touch wood.

  6. Great to see these shots from last summer! I am the King Henry in your photos with the lovely Michelle doing a splendid job as Anne Boleyn. Great photos. Hope to see you at more jousting shows this coming summer. Come and see my blog on blogspot - Good King Hal. Or you can catch up with Good King Hal on Facebook.