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Gosh, my secret's out, my family nickname, a source of much amusement for all those in the know!
Time to reveal my curiosity for cannon balls, catapults and castles, sparked by a trip to the wonderful Baux de Provence, a few years ago. Later discoveries in Beynac, Carcassonne and The Royal Armouries in Leeds furthered my interest in medieval siege machines (that's right!), transforming me into a Trebuchet-loving girl, fascinated by the cogs and wheels of siege towers, petards and battering rams.
No wonder then that Joel's homemade wooden catapult toy sent my heart a flutter!
Now, although this looks simple enough to build and I'm from a long line of carpenters, I have a feeling that I'd be better at making the munition rather than the machine.This got me thinking and a-searching for catapult kits for me and my boys. I found a couple of simple ones
My birthday's in August by the way...