Hi gang! Well, those of you reading JAKE AND THE GIANT will be relieved to hear that Feb. 22 came and went without incident. It was a lucky break, because the whole Viking world feared it would be the actual date of Ragnorak, the end of the world!!! At least, that is what the annual Jorvik Viking Festival organizers warned on their website, which you must visit if you like Viking things. ( http://www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk/about/)
This is the largest Viking festival in Europe, attracting 40,000 people a year, according to their website. It takes place in the city of York in England each year, (that would be the original, old York, not the New York) with a "real live" Viking battle! Here's some video of this year's clash with the Norsemen. (Video credit to Matthew Moss via Youtube.) Keep an eye out for Loki, who's up to his usual mischief of trying to kill Odin. Some things never change...
Let's hope nobody gets blood-eagled!
Of course, Patisserie Ducubo in the film is in the modern times, not Victorian, and it's in Belgium (well, they speak French there, kids). But ((SPOILER ALERT)) you may have heard that Belgium is the chocolate capital of the world. Need I say more? (Now you know why Napoleon invaded.) Enjoy! Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day. But if you've got no Valentine this year, don't worry ~ chocolate loves you. And so do we. :)
Looks like "G" when she's trying to help me with yard work. Sometimes it's easier to just do it myself, ha ha.
G: Hey! I heard that. :P
So there you have it! That's how the Victorians kept, well...sort of, warm.