Thursday, May 17, 2007

Off to Italy

Tonight we are all travelling to here..............

The small Italian town of Morimondo........
To do this.........
There will be a kitchen, of course - we have to eat!........... 'What's for dinner, Vintner?'
And soldiers from many, many different countries taking part....
But, being British - show us a field and we'll always manage to scratch up a cricket game.........'huzzah, my lord!!'I can't wait - three days in Morimondo and one day in Milan........not bad for my first trip to Italy....
And speaking of My Lord Hungerford, we have yet to hear from His Importance on Naomi's Question....
For me it is a very simple thing.
Though I was born into the twentieth century I have never fitted into the role that modern society has seen fit to place me. I am constantly baffled by modern society and it's need to quantify and qualify. To cope, as I imagine most people do, I hide myself in a shell of conformity. Re-enactment provides me with a safe environment amongst the friends I care about; in which to be myself. When I step into character at whatever level I get the chance to explore another facet of my being; something that is good for the soul.
What else has it given me?
A vast array of obscure knowledge, comradeship, self esteem; and maybe I'm a little bit more tolerant of other people.
Thank you Gary, aka Lord Thomas Hungerford.


cq

photos taken from the Company of Chivalry gallery from the last couple of years.

10 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Oh.. I *like* the 21st Century...... though I do think that I might have been born in the wrong time - 100 years too early or 100 years too late, I haven't made my mind up yet....

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That looks real fun! Enjoy it, CQ!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh another GREAT answer! This could make a whole book, you know? With great pictures---such as you have included...It would be fascinating!

Like who picks Italy and arranges for all the space to set up and Tent up, etc.???(LOL) More questions...!

Le laquet said...

Enjoy :o)

Dawn said...

That looks just wonderful CQ honey. I hope you're having a fantastic time!

I'm totally jealous lol.

WendyWings said...

Italy you are going to Italy for the weekend grrrr am I allowed to be insanely jealous ?
So great to see you have thrown yourself wholeheartedly into the reenactment live. The tents totally remind me of Aslans camp when the children first arrive.

YellowRose said...

Italy!! So fun!! Can't wait to hear all about it!! Hope you had a wonderful time, I'm sure you did!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I hope Italy was wonderful! And that you did not hurt yourself on anything...(lol)

David said...

I appreciate you in both eras! You are one of a kind.

Zeus said...

You have been included in The Legends Ball! Thank you for all that you do!