armour

Massive nerd alert! Is it just me, or does anyone find it mind blowingly exciting that the WORLD. JOUSTING. CHAMPIONSHIPS will be staged in Victoria in June? Hell, the history obsessive in me is excited that world jousting competition exists in the first place!

Then again, perhaps it’s just me. And, yes, that is a real suit of armour lurking in our hallway – a birthday gift from my lovely, and equally odd, husband. If you’ve ever read any of my books or seen any of the tv series I’ve written, this will come as no surprise to you.

And another to post on the ‘who knew’ list, the reigning world jousting champion, Sir Phillip Leitch, is from Ballarat.

So, gird ye loins, strap on your codpiece, buff that chain mail and ready yourself. The tournament comes complete with a Shakespearean tavern, archery AND A TREBUCHET (Google it).

Details here.

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