Welcome to The Other Side – my little corner of cyberspace where I write about my experiences and thoughts on Witchcraft, Pagan Spirituality, the Paranormal, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and sometimes the interconnectedness of these topics, as well as my day-to-day family stuff here in Sydney, Australia.
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Ironfest 2014 was on Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April — 3 days instead of the usual 2 due to the Anzac Day public holiday. Son2 and Son4 (they don’t want me using their names on my blog) are now part of a new re-enactment group called Einherjar which made its public debut at Ironfest this year. They also took part in Sutherland Medieval Regiment (SMR) show fights at Ironfest though Einherjar is now their primary focus for medieval fighting plus learning and showcasing other medieval crafts and general “lifestyle” (whereas SMR is purely a combat group and not into the artsy crafty stuff).
Click image to see Einherjar’s website
Einherjar on Facebook
Here’s a couple of videos I put together on the Saturday (filmed by Son3 and me). Unfortunately we didn’t arrive in time to get a good position to film Einherjar in the morning fights but I did get the SMR show fight later in the morning and the Grand Melee at the end of the day. (Son2 is the Viking with the green and white shield, Son4 is a black Hospitaller knight with plate armour.) Continue Reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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Well, things have slowed down here quite a bit, but people are still reading, I’m still posting occasionally, and today is this blog’s birthday number 5 …YAY! :D
Well, so far the day’s been reeeeeally exciting. :P Continue Reading
My two medieval warriors (see image above) headed off last Saturday to Winterfest along with other members of the Sutherland Medieval Regiment for 2 days of combat. Continue Reading
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