A Royal visit .... technical difficulties
January 2, 2018 2:07am CST
Just before christmas, I was working in England, looking after an elderly lady, and we went on a day visit to Hever castle, the home of Ann Boleyn... We've been several times before, as they have some magnificent landscaped gardens, which are wheelchair friendly so we often go to see them. While looking online to see what christmassy events were taking place near us, I saw that Hever castle was doing an exhibition of christmas past..., so I read a bit more and it sounded very interesting, so we decided to go. It was lovely, when we got there, quite a lot of the staff were dressed in period costumes, they had several big fire pits and braziers in the grounds too, which was great because it was a very cold and frosty morning... We had picked quite a good day as there were not too many other people there, which meant, our lady and ourselves got to have a good clear look at the room layouts and decorations. We saw the silver clock Henry gave Ann on their wedding day... and some of her linens on display in glass cabinets. We also saw her prayer book, and some china.... it was very nice. As you can imagine it was a feast for the eyes... and of course I took a lot of photos... 213.. lol...Some are a bit dark because for preservation purposes ..., you are not allowed to use the flash. I have made a slideshow which I hope will give you an idea of what we saw... don't worry...I didn't use all 213 photos... just a few lol.. click on the link below Sadly our lady could not go upstairs in the wheelchair, but they have a film presentation of all the upstairs rooms, you can sit and watch it downstairs on a tablet, so we watched it together, in front of a huge log fire, it was very interesting. Aferwards we called in at the café, for a coffee and a snack, which was very nice also... we then went and had a quick look outside at a visiting victorian carousel..., we went and found the christmas tree in the garden, and warmed ourselves in front of one of the braziers... which were very effective and warmed us up quickly... then we made our way back to the car and home... but it was a great visit...
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