Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Does Anyone Know What This Is?

This was found in my parents' loft:

It looks like a wasps' nest in terms of its papery consistency, but is only the size of an average hen's egg.
Answers on a postcard...

Friday, 6 May 2011

Once More the Magic of Camelot Has Struck At My Heart (to paraphrase Uther Pendragon)

I've just returned from a fantastic week in France. It was made even better by the fantastic weather we've all been spoilt with. But the highlight of the holiday had to be our trip to Pierrefonds castle:

For those of you who may not know, this is where the BBC film their series of Merlin. As you may gather from some of my jewellery, I'm a tad besotted with this series and the artistic inspiration it provides- not to mention eye candy in the lovely form of Prince Arthur ( and Lancelot if I'm slumming it).
It really is a magical, fairytale type castle with lots of fantastic stone carvings:


And bits of walkway that we could identify from different scenes in the TV series:

It was just as fantastic inside, look- Uther's throne up close:

And what made it even more exciting... they were actually filming!!!
We quickly turned stalker, snapping familiar faces:

We walked around exclaiming "Sorcery!" and hoped that our cries of "For the Love of Camelot!" might be heard in the background. I can't wait for the next series to come out in the autumn.
Have you ever seen one of the Knights of Camelot like this?