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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

K is for Knight

When I first retired from teaching in 2006, I took some time to travel. While in Wales, I met my friend Jane, who took me to see the Roman influence in Caerleon near her home in Newport. Almost two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire dominated the civilised world and in AD75 the second Augustun Legion spear-headed the final advance into South Wales and founded the Roman Fortress of Isca in Caerleon. Today, much of Caerleon's historic past can still be seen, and we saw it all - the Amphitheatre designed to seat six thousand spectators, the Legionary Barracks, Roman Baths and Museum. We also saw a few KNIGHTS, one being a bit rusty, some brightly dressed, and others not quite ... well, um *real*. Here are a couple:


















We had a great time joking about how one day *our* knights-in-shining armour would come along and sweep us off our feet. Well, Jane's arrived not long after I returned home, and mine has come along now, too! So here are Jane and her knight when they came to visit last summer. I took them to Fort Langley where they dressed up as old-fashioned RCMP and posed in front of an historic mural. Also, here's "my" knight - I *know* you've all been wondering...





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22 comments:

Carol said...

Great K. I enjoyed the info and meeting the knights...

Babooshka said...

Wales. I could have waved to you across the the Irish sea form my island. Knights are a fabulous romantic choice.

Life with Kaishon said...

Your knight in shining armour looks just about PERFECT! I am so glad you are happy!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

All those knights. And your own personal one too!

gone to the dogs said...

Loved your post. A great choice for the letter K. I forgot about words that start with kn.

Cath said...

ARe you sure that knight is not real? He looks great. Fab Ks.

Leslie will you please send me an email address so I can "invite" you to read my blog? I have the troll back...

photowannabe said...

Ah, what a handsome knight. I'm glad he has arrived to sweep you off your feet.

Mickle in NZ said...

Two happy endings! It is so good to read happy stories.

And your handsome Knight timed his entrance perfectly, being there to help during your recovery.

Wishing you every happiness, thanks for sharing the photo of your Sweetie

Huggles and purrs, Michelle and Zebbycat

nancygrayce said...

Oh, your knight is so handsome! He just looks like he was born to love you! Go forth and be happy!

Maggie May said...

Well...... must have been difficult to choose with so many knights around!
Just kidding! Yours is the best!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, us men can be so often knights in shining armour - honest :-)

Liz said...

What nice knights!

Carolina said...

Very distinguished knights, although not in shining armour ;-)

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful heartwarming post lesley!
Love Dxxx

Carolyn said...

Thanks for this great K post and all the wonderful historical information. I love your photos, in particular that leggy Northwest Mounted Police woman!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Smiles

sally in norfolk said...

A great story... your knight looks like he would take great care of you I am so happy for you both x :-)

antigoni said...

Live your life as a fairy tale with your knight, my Queen.

Smalltown RN said...

Your Knight is very dapper...I just so happy for you and your up comming marriage. So glad to hear you are healing so well.

starnitesky said...

Great place to visit - my son went there on a school trip. Lovely to see your knight - very nice too! I hope you will both be very happy together.

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