And so here we are. The SNCF has always been a family friendly event, full of flavours, laughter and music. We have been a part of it for many years - and this year's no different. The weather was brilliant (too brilliant sometimes - especially when fighting in full padding). Our two tents stood out (also thanks to newly-done heraldry on the tent's crenellations), and, as usual, plenty of weapons and armour were on display, both static and moving. The crowds were plentiful and we have received a lot of attention. The fighters gave all they had - there were quick fights between two nimble warriors and slow, sluggish bouts with heavily armoured participants. Shields were shattered and helmets dented. The fun continued until late afternoon, when it was time to pack and load up. Until next year.