Some more pictures from my awesome weekend in the Netherlands - not from the Elf Fair this time, but from Archeon, the living history theme park, which we visited the next day.
Believe me, I know living history sites: I worked at one for 5 years. Archeon is bloody impressive and way better than anything we have in the UK. With replica buildings from Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Medieval times, it is staffed with loads of costumed re-enactors throughout the summer. They stage a gladiator show every day in the arena, which is how I ended up with the picture above.
As I grow older, I am becoming more shameless, I know.
Here are the guys in action, making me very happy:
You know, as I thanked them for the photo, one told me "Now we are going in the shower." I assumed he was obliquely apologising for the smell of fresh sweat. No need to worry, guys - I was high as a kite on the pheromones, and half an hour later my friend pointed out that I had "still got a big, stupid grin on."
Now it occurs to me in retrospect that just maybe it was some sort of deadpan Dutch come-on.
Which I missed.
Because I am stupid.
In which case, somebody shoot me now.