I’ll Drink a Toast to You!

As I warned, today was spent in complete abandonment of housekeeping duties as I went and had a lovely time with my handsome spouse at Sherwood Forest Faire. Despite a bit of an adventure finding the fairgrounds, it was a wondrous day. Let me show you some of it:

 The day started out absolutely gorgeous at my house…

Though it was much colder than I realized it was going to be when we started down the road. In fact, it was about 35 degrees out. For Texas, that’s cold. We decided to forgo garbe today and just go mundane.

As I say, we had a bit of an adventure with the GPS, as Newell had an address plugged in that — as best we can figure — was actually the mail drop and not the physical address, because we were “there” in the middle of Hwy 290. But we found the faire anyway.

We managed to get it sorted out just in time to run in and catch the last two songs of Marc’s first set (remember, we were going to see Marc?) Turns out, he had more shows than he had posted in his newsletter, so it worked out okay.

All wrapped up warm and toasty…

After the show, we had some time till his next set (where he promised Hobbit songs) so we wandered the grounds to keep warm.


We saw a bit of a Punch and Judy show…          …and some real foxes.


We saw Archimedes…                and Widget…                           and Igor in the Sky Kings show.


They had everything from Shakespeare…        …to Belly Dancers.


There were lots of fey…


And lots of friends.



We saw the Pirates and the Fairies squaring off for a chess match:


And saw a great many acts in passing that we didn’t want to stand still for…it was COLD!

We did go back for Marc’s mostly Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits show. I must admit, I do love hearing my words sung in public.


Marc has CDS!  (See the Hobbit one under the pile?)

It was still really cold.


See those white dots? They were sleety snow. So Newell bought a hat.

We had promised to go to the Bedlam Bards 3:30 Bawdy Show, so we did. It was a very fun show.


Cedric…                                        The Bedlam Bards                     …Hawke

They had some comely lasses enthralled:


The Pirate Captain……                       The Argentinian Beauty…….

(Maybe a bit too enthralled, as alcohol had loosened a few tongues…)

But it was a great show.

All in all it was a great day all round. We left after the show, ready to thaw out our feet — Note to Self: Sandals in February not particularly practical.

Here are a final few images from the day:




I will do a few dishes tonight, so I still have done SOMETHING today and I don’t break my streak…but I really enjoyed the day off.

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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4 Responses to I’ll Drink a Toast to You!

  1. Tamian says:

    Aahhh, I miss those days. I dare say my garb (a bit like wearing ones sofa) was quite a bit warmer than the mundane. ‘Course, that’s by Floridian standards, and a far piece from 35 degrees, I’ll admit.

    • Well, the garb I would have worn yesterday, if I had worn it, would have been fairly light Hobbit-style clothing. My normal garb would probably have been nice and warm, but I am not sure even it would have been warm enough! Of course, socks and sneakers would have been better than the sandals we traditionally wear…lol

  2. Cap'n Snapps of the Gypsy Red says:

    Those are some lovely pictures! I was surprised to find myself and my Argentine Beauty in my photo search for the Bedlam Bards, they’re very fun shots! And as far as the alcohol and loosened tongues…well…yes. Can’t be denied, it’s true. ^_^

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