Einherjar at Lugarno Lions Club Spring Festival 2014

Spring has sprung once again so it was time for the 35th Lugarno Lions Club Spring Festival on Sunday 21st Septemeber 2014. Son2 & Son4 as members of the medieval re-enactment group called Einherjar, participated in some of the combat re-enactments on the day. I made a video of Einherjar’s afternoon show featuring Son2, the horn-blowing Viking in green tunic who wasn’t fighting on the day — and Son4, the Hospitaller knight in black tabard, plate armour on arms and legs wearing the Great Helm (the “Ned Kelly” shaped helmet). A tiny bit of the ending got chopped as my iPhone presumably ran out of memory and shut off automatically …lucky it was right at the end though! 😀

Winterfest 2014

Click image to see Einherjar’s website.

Winterfest Medieval Fair was held on 5th & 6th July, this year at the Old Kings School Parade Ground at Parramatta. Son2 & Son4 were there of course, to do display battles as members of Einherjar. Husband and I, plus Son1 and his GF went on the Saturday to see the boys fight.

The photos below were taken by “What A Big Camera” and posted on Facebook. There are many more photos of Winterfest 2014 by WABC in their Facebook album but you must be logged into FB to see them. I’ve only chosen the ones that show my boys to display here on my blog. Click on the first photo to enlarge and scroll through the collection… Continue reading “Winterfest 2014”

Ironfest 2014

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). Continue reading “Ironfest 2014”

2013 in review

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.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy 5th Birthday!


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! 😀

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