The Three New Men in My Life (sort of)

As I am currently in the middle of tax return week, I thought I’d lighten the mood with a little frivolity!

I would like you to meet three new friends of mine who appeared over Christmas and have since formed a guard of honour around my desk: here they are – in a suitably romantically blurred (Ok, I had a bit of camera shake!) photo:

Yes, three handsome, dashing and fully armoured knights – what a shame they’re only 9cm high! They tell me that their names are Edward, Hubert and Thomas and that they’d really like a feature on the blog showing off just how well they can pose with their weapons erect!

This is Edward :

No connection of course to Edward II – just thought I’d better point that out! He reckons that he’s the most handsome of all the lads, hence he likes to show his face (plus his moustache used to get caught up in his full face helm!). He’s a cheeky little blighter – always ready with some sarcastic quip or other when I’m trying to work. Now and again he ‘accidentally’ gets pushed off the desk – I do need some peace after all!

Next is Hubert:

He’s the strong, silent type – and he’s got a very nice helmet too! I haven’t seen his face yet, but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t got a huge moustache! He also has the alarming tendency to wander off. This post would have been done yesterday but he’d gone AWOL. I later found him inexplicably laying siege to my waste paper basket!

And finally, here’s Thomas:

Thomas has got a very big sword! And he knows just how to hold it! He also talks alot, but all I can hear through his visor is mmmph, mmmmph, mmmmmphffff! For some strange reason the dog has taken a fancy to Thomas.

Three different knights but they all share one odd trait. Look at this pic and see if you can see what it is:

No, it’s not that they all like to take part in a Medieval conga line (although I did catch them at it the other morning!). Look at those feet: they’re huge! Compared to the rest of them anyway. I think the honours go to Hubert (on the left) for the most outsized hoofers! And you know what they say about men with big feet…

And, absolutely finally, before you tell me I need to get out more – I took this one last photo to prove a point: that the pen truly is mightier than the sword!


About Jules Frusher

With an MA in Creative and Critical Writing, I am passionate about the written word. The other great loves of my life are all things Medieval (especially Hugh le Despenser the Younger) and animal behaviour (especially canids and corvids). Give me a castle in the wilderness (with Broadband!) and I'll be happy!
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