First of all, before we get into the celebration of life and death, we have something else to celebrate. Thanks to all of you readers, fans and followers, my little blog has hit a huge milestone. Well, it’s huge for me anyway, considering the fact that when I started this blog I thought no one would bother with it but it was a place for me to escape to and live out my childhood fantasy of writing. Now, we have just reached 50,000 views! I must give credit and appreciation to those many followers who support and encourage me on various sites.
Thanks so much to all of my friends at Vikings Aftermath group on facebook! You are all so wonderful, such a great group of people! If you have not checked them out, please visit their page- you will not regret it!
Much appreciation as well to the google communities!
Viking Mythology community
Vikings on History Channel community
And, although we are deeply entrenched in medieval and Viking history right now… and probably will remain so, I need to thank all of the Outlander fans out there! Especially, the Outlander Series facebook group! Without their initial support and encouragement, I would not have come so far on this path!
Now, the thanks and credit have been mentioned and we can go on to celebrate together Vikings style!
Let us feast together, drink together and perhaps enjoy some entertainment together… though I promise that in this particular post party, we shall not have the prerequisite death. We shall save that sad event and the mourning for some other time. Tonight, we shall celebrate in happiness!
For your entertainment, we have managed to secure a special performance by the most popular entertainer in Francia!
In addition, the Princess of PeePee, that well known scandalous Kwentirith will provide us with some interpretive dance…
Please save your cup throwing until her performance is finished!
Later, we shall enjoy some relaxation in the delightful Roman spa of Wessex…
We did send an ivitation to Harbard the Wandering Story Teller to come regale us with his stories but he is not sure he can make it… he mentioned some prior commitments? He did also state some concerns that he may not be so welcome right now…
The highlight of our entertainment will be a moving speech from our own Ragnar Lothbrok!
Tonight is a night for celebration and goodwill between families, friends, nations and religions. We shall set our differences aside and enjoy each other’s company. There shall be no drunken brawls, name calling, other harassment, nor shall there be back stabbing behind the scenes manipulations! I know, you are probably thinking, Well that takes all of the fun out everything… I am sorry, we must all learn to work together and get along, and this is a family event. There will be young ones here so please try to be on your best behavior!
There will be no secret killings either hidden away in back rooms!
As I said, there will be no harassment, or religious persecution tonight!
That especially applies to you Floki….
And, to you as well Aethelwulf!
No drunken brawls or fighting… Are you listening, Rollo?
And, Finally no back stabbing behind the scenes schemes and manipulations…
No, Tonight we all come together in peace and celebration. Let us have this one night of happiness. For as much as we have great sadness coming, we have great happiness to share! Tonight, we celebrate as well, the birth of a new generation. We have been blessed with two new souls. They are two infants on very different paths…
Welcome to our world, Siggy and Alfred… Your lives will follow very different destinies and there will be great difficulties ahead for both of you but you are special, you are blessed and you are well loved!
Welcome little Siggy to the Lothbrok family of Kattegat! Proud Parents are Bjorn and Porunn, even though they have their personal differences, you are a precious gift to them from the Gods. May your guardian spirit, Siggy guide you along the way and be with you in your heart as you hear of her and carry her name in memory!
To you little Alfred of Wessex, we welcome you as well. Never doubt how well you are loved, you also are a gift from God! No matter how difficult your life has been from it’s precarious beginnings or how hard it will be in the future, rest assured that you too have a guardian, a Father in heaven who will guide your path in an uncertain future.
So, for tonight let us just join these two families in welcoming their children into the world!
Some first family photos…
Unfortunately, due to extremely difficult and extenuating circumstances in Wessex, there are few early photos of family bonding time in that household… We will go into those details later but will assure you that the Lady Judith is presently recovering from a very traumatic child birth episode. All I can say right now is if Porunn wanted to complain about her fears and her situation, she should be very glad that she was not in Judith’s particular situation.