I'm a history enthusiast, so this place was extra special for
us me to visit. If you don't know Hampton Court Palace from a hole in the wall (it's okay!)-- try this video on you tube. It's short and sweet with lots of info that's not boring but scandalous -full of sex and violence just like HRH Henry himself.
You might know Anne Boleyn, the famed second wife of Henry. We visited her childhood home, Hever Castle last year. If you fancy a look at that post, find it here.
The really cool thing about these Royal Palaces is the way the care takers are totally into it! I mean, they were practically pushing these red cloaks at us.... Okay, maybe they were hanging on a coat rack and I asked the lady "Oh, are those for me to wear?" To which she rolled her eyes at me and said in a very
You know how I responded, skipping over like I won the lottery, I donned my cloak. I
How he really felt.
Big slabs of meat waiting for roasting on the spit. I wonder if I could stomach meat more if I lived hundreds of years ago. I suppose when you're hungry... ...
Real fire! Yes! I took a deep inhale, I love the smell of burning wood crackling. A guy saw me inhaling and laughed, told me it was "lovely seasoned wood so as to not spit too much"..... I was like "that's hot". He said "Yes, it is hot" and walked away--I don't think he "got" my American lingo you guys.
If only the glow of candles still was our only lighting at night. I look so much better in candle light! HAHAHA Don't we all?!!!!! I believe fluorescent lighting was the creation of the devil. Such hideousness, I run from it whenever possible. Maybe I should open a grocery chain lit only by candle light-think of the possibilities! Match.com wouldn't stand a chance with my shop. Just brainstorming, don't mind me.
I nearrrrrrly want to cook in this kitchen.
Okay, maybe not, but it's quaint.
There is a great special edition out by BBC History magazine now, focusing completely on the Tudors. I bought two copies-one for a friend of mine who has an obsession with King Henry. I can't wait to send it to her!! You can get a copy here if you like. This is one magazine I will NEVER go without. This and Burda Style. Gotta have it.
Sculptures made from napkins! What?
After a day full of walking around we had to get some treats. The girls voted for ice cream and I voted for cappuccino. ;) I loved the cups so much I tried to save it, but in the end it didn't last the train ride home.
So tell me where you've been lately!
Is your summer coming to a close like ours? The air is becoming crisp and cool here in England....
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