As a Thank You to my daughters who spoilt their mum on Mother’s Day – I proposed then that we have breakfast in Windsor the following Sunday – which is today. My idea of this breakfast is like the one we once had when they were young – a backyard garden in a B&B or some local who converted their garden into a make shift restaurant serving organically grown food for breakfast.
Celine goes to Windsor more frequent than us, as part of her job. She said she knows just the place. However, about half-an-hour before we were to leave for this, she Googled the place and found that they are closed on Sundays. Not wanting to disappoint my ladies – I Googled another place that will serve good breakfast. Best bet is a hotel or a resort – thus I called on The Sebel Resort and Spa at the Hawkesbury Valley.
This is going to be the highlight for the day, so I thought, when we all sat down and had a nice buffet breakfast in a place that is used for weddings. After breakfast, however, Celine suggested that we visit the Windsor market. Every Sunday the council closes off George Street and stalls are erected selling fresh produce, crafts, plants etc. I bought a book from a stall that is selling only 2 books – but that would be a subject of a different blog.
This is not our first time to attend this yearly event – we’ve seen previous years. But this time however – it is bigger. Channel 9, a major TV network, sponsored the jousting events. Blacktown City Council, the organiser of the event, seem to have a larger budget and made this year big. We noticed that there were more participants from various Medieval Society.
As always, we watched some jousting, sword fights, musket firing, juggling and had a wonderful time browsing some of the shops – until I came across one that sells swords.
Yes, I did buy a sword but don’t be alarmed. These photos are products of Jeanne’s dexterity in photo manipulation – we are not really trying to off each other.