Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Gladiators - ready!


Janine feeds her muse.


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.

12 comments:

Jo said...

It does seem that your muse was feeling you, too...

Though someone seems to have spilled some jam on his friend ;)

Janine Ashbless said...

Yes, I know; it's stupendously naff. I had to force myself to do it. "Go on, Janine!" I told myself: "Ask the purty boys for a picture! Do it! Do it for The Blog!"

heheheh...

Jo said...

Ah yeah, ya gotta do it for the blog!

Erobintica said...

"Do it for The Blog!" I love that.

Wintersinger said...

Now that's my kind of holiday!

:)

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

Oh my God, they were inviting you to join them in the shower. They totally were!

But it's okay, 'cause I would have missed that, too. I would have been all like "okay, bye", and then later: DAMMIT!

Janine Ashbless said...

I'll just have to imagine that it WAS what they meant and that I did notice in time.
*sigh*

Jo said...

That's what erotic writing is for, babe! This can't be the first time you've wrangled and lathered some gladiators??

Chris said...

Just, for gods' sake, when you're in the shower with them, *don't* stare at the camera...

Emerald said...

This post made me laugh out loud. Delightful—and great pictures!!

"I'll just have to imagine that it WAS what they meant and that I did notice in time."

Story coming? ;)

Beth said...

Wow, guys in skirts!! Sounds like my kind of holiday too.

Janine Ashbless said...

Story coming? ;)

Something's coming, certainly.
;-)