Winterfest and “Just Macbeth”

Winterfest Medieval Fayre

We finally made it to our first ever medieval fayre and had an absolutely awesome time!

The kids were able to have a go at holding the giant falcon bird, during the "Birds of Prey" demonstration. They were amazed at how heavy it was!
The kids were able to have a go at holding the giant falcon bird, during the “Birds of Prey” demonstration. They were amazed at how heavy it was!
It was SO exciting to see jousting in real life for the first time! Even though the camera was accidentally on the wrong setting. This is the best of many blurred photos I have!
It was SO exciting to see jousting in real life for the first time! Even though the camera was accidentally on the wrong setting. This is the best of many blurred photos I have!

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It was fun to watch grown men playing with swords & shields in the fighting re-enactment. They had to re-do the scene multiple times because it was being filmed, so it was interesting to see that process too!
It was fun to watch grown men playing with swords & shields in the fighting re-enactment. They had to re-do the scene multiple times because it was being filmed, so it was interesting to see that process too!

It was fun to watch grown men playing with swords & shields in the fighting re-enactment. They had to re-do the scene multiple times because it was being filmed, so it was interesting to see that process too!

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It was so awesome and pretty SCARY at times, seeing the guys walking around in costume like this!
It was so awesome and pretty SCARY at times, seeing the guys walking around in costume like this!
Then it was the kids' turn to dress up!
Then it was the kids’ turn to dress up!
Look at THIS scary looking dude!
Look at THIS scary looking dude!
A "dude-ess" - also scary looking!
A “dude-ess” – also scary looking!
Finally, an opportunity to beat up his little sister!
Finally, an opportunity to beat up his little sister!
And the mighty come-back!
And the mighty come-back!

“Just Macbeth” by Andy Griffiths (blood red font, of course)

The day after the Medieval Fayre, we had another awesome treat. A trip to The Opera House to see a performance of “Just Macbeth” by Andy Griffiths. A great way to introduce Shakespeare to kids! And equally entertaining for adults. We laughed so hard – it was absolutely hysterical. Absolute silliness in true Andy Griffiths style, complete with a brief flash of…. butt nudity! 🙂
We weren't allowed to take photographs of the production, so this will have to suffice.
We weren’t allowed to take photographs of the production, so this will have to suffice.
The excitement from the Medieval Fayre the day before, and the brilliant Andy Griffiths production, had us all on a high. And Sydney Harbour is always so beautiful anyway. It was truly just a wonderful weekend!
The excitement from the Medieval Fayre the day before, and the brilliant Andy Griffiths production, had us all on a high. And Sydney Harbour is always so beautiful anyway. It was truly just a wonderful weekend!

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Karen Lee

FAMILY: Married since 1989 (does that make me old?), a full-time Mum since 1993, and unschooling my kids since 2005. On a journey of learning to live free and fully loved as God intended, following Jesus rather than an institution or "religion". Caring for the world and its people as best as I can.

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