We spent last weekend in Morimondo, just outside Milan, Italy, re-enacting the battle of Caserote (you can see a video a few posts down). it's a great event for us, as we are only contracted to do the battle, and as we are severly restricted on the amount of stuff we can take with, we do not do any living history displays, just laze around in the sun all day until the evening comes round and it is cool enough to fight. Aggie shoots some arrows. I stay behind and watch (and look after the kids) although next year I'm hoing I can shoot too. Mstr A went of to battle for the first time, and was so good that he got to stay up with the gron ups till midnight singing songs round a campfire. I hope he does not repeat any of them at school!
It was a really relaxing time, although the journey home wa a bit of a nightmare. But I have finally recovered enough to post some pictures:
The rank and file ready themselves for drill. Mstr A joins in.
The rich and lordly ready themselves for battle. Mstr A joins in:-)
The girls enjoy their lunch in the shade.
We love the sunshine:-)
The heat takes its toll on LMD. Still, she was up at 5.30am, and didn't go to bed till 9.30pm each day, so it's not surprising really. Sadly, i couldn't join her...
Mstr A practises his sword skills under the watchful eye of his lord.
Daddy readies himself for battle by having a stiff drink:-)
Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Sadly, now we're back in the UK, the weather forcast is single figure tempretures if we are lucky, rain/sleet and freezing winds for this weekend. Not sure if we will make it yet. I am working on Saturday anyway, so we'll have to wait and see......
Labels: morimondo, re-enactment, travel, weather