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    • Off with her head! 👑🪓

      June 22, 2022 in England ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      After a full English breakfast with all the trimmings I reluctantly headed to the Kilburn Park underground… not only was it operational but it was quiet. It seemed people heeded the warning not to travel unless it was urgent… When you are on holidays from Australia 🇦🇺 travel is always urgent because it’s made up of lifetime opportunities & experiences that you just can’t give up on! I’m certainly not going to sit on my hands for the last week of my holiday and put adventures on hold or in the too hard basket 🧺

      Excitedly I arrived at King Henry the VIII Palace! I picked up an audio guide and off I went… The kitchens were fascinating because all of the meat was boiled before it was roasted. Then spices were added so that it actually had some flavour. The kitchens would’ve been so hot because there was six fires going at once in there. Henry predominantly ate meat and there were usually two courses with 40 dishes in each course! 🐷🐬🐏🐄🐓🐀🍖🍗🥩🥩🥩🍷🍷🍷

      Tracy Borman was the audio guide historian. She is my favourite all time Royal historian with her chosen expertise in the Tudor times. 👑❤️
      I’d absolutely LOVE ❤️ her job! Her office is at Kensington Palace in Queen Victoria’s nursery.

      It was a myth that King Henry and his court only drink beer and wine. They also drink a lot of water which was piped in from the local spring.

      Very annoyingly there were school groups touring the Palace at the same time as me. How I was a teacher I will never know! They were rowdy, misbehaving and so naughty 👿 Spoiling everybody’s quiet 🤫 enjoyment. Reminded me of my teaching days in London; which were hideous. The children were the worst behaved in the world apparently. Australian and Canadian teachers were loved because of our great discipline training. I recall one teaching day I was told to just keep them busy for the day. They were beyond learning anything! 🙃🤯

      I have been constantly reminded during this trip also of the loud, obnoxious, overemphasised voice of the species known as the American tourist! 😳🫢

      William the third lived here in the 18th century and was very private. He did not allow the public to watch him eating lunch, which Henry did. This made him much less popular. Watching the monarch dine was a great exercise in public relations! Take a note Leanne LOL 😝 you need to hold court at lunchtime in Sunny ☀️ Brunny! Public dining was the social media of the day.

      It is said that on certain nights, Catherine Howard’s (4th wife) screams, pleading for her life can be heard in hallway of King 👑 Henry’s Apartments.

      The Georgian part of history was fascinating too. Much of the Tudor architecture was destroyed for the new dynasty. Lavish parties were commonplace often. Sounds like a fun period! 🎊 The most intimate members of the Prince & Princess of Wales watched King George getting dressed! 🙈

      The Georgian era ended Monarchy living at Hampton Court Palace 🛑

      I absolutely love the Medieval 🏰 Tudor times and this palace was fascinating. I spent four hours exploring and 10,000 steps… I could have easily spent all day!

      Unfortunately (…or fortunately…) The train stopped running from Hampton Court because there was a suicide on the line. This is extremely sad and the cockney station 🚉 guard was not being very empathetic; essentially bleating on about how hard it will now be for her to get home! 😳👎🏻
      Hopefully they will run again sometime later this afternoon. In the meantime I’m doing the lemon 🍋 into lemonade dance again and having drinks and lunch at a cute local pub! 🍺

      To commemorate Henry himself I’m having a pale ale pie with clotted cream mash, buttered leeks, savoy cabbage and rich ale gravy! 🥧
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    • Day 7


      June 8, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

      We arrived In London yesterday afternoon on the overnight flight from Vancouver. We successfully navigated via the Tube & train to Stephanie and Chris’s lovely home. Today is a quiet day exploring Wimbledon and the commons.Read more

    • Day 3

      Victorian leisure at Richmond Park

      July 30, 2023 in England ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

      First full day in England, we lived out a Winnie the Pooh fever dream. Starting the day with flows of honey on crumpets from Aunty Jane’s bee hives. Then rambled through Richmond Park with the deer to find morning tea at Pembroke House. Jane led us on a walk through the bracket. Surprisingly soft compared to any kiwi brush which was a thankful observation given it was shorts weather at this point of the day. Then took in views from The Mound out to St Paul’s which solidified itself on my must-see list. Getting over jet lag quickly because there’s much to see…
      “Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too exciting a day for me.” - Pooh
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    • Day 258


      June 13, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Wir waren heute in Richmond unterwegs. Auf den Spuren von Ted Lasso (unbedingt empfehlenswert, 3 abgeschlossene Staffeln, auch für Nicht-Fussballfans, und nur Gut-Menschen) und vor allem einfach nur so. Spaziert entlang der Themse, Pfoten gebadet in der Themse, durch den Richmond Park mit frei laufenden Wild gewandert, und 3 Bambis gesehen, und Pub&Cafe-Hopping gemacht mit Fish&Chips, Cider, Chai latte......Read more

    • Day 22

      Sonntagmorgen in London

      September 25, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Heute Morgen bin ich mit Verena aufgestanden und haben dann mit unseren beiden Gastgebern klein aber fein gefrühstückt.🥰

      Dann sind wir mit dem Pastor zusammen in die Innenstadt gefahren. Die beiden wohnen fast eine Stunde mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel von der King‘s Cross Station entfernt, weshalb es sehr gut war, dass wir in die Stadt mitgenommen werden konnten. 🚙

      London ist eine schöne Stadt und auch in ihr gefahren zu werden, macht Spaß. ♥️🥰
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    • Day 8

      Kew Gardens

      May 27, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      In the afternoon, I met up again with my high school friend at Kew Gardens station. We walked to the National Archives for a look at an exhibition of fun invention copyrights, and then back under the station and along the street to Kew Gardens.Read more

    • Day 18

      National Archives

      June 6, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      On my final day, I returned to The National Archives to register as a Reader. I wanted to find the handwritten recommendation that a British Empire Medal be awarded to Ruby Boye, someone I've been using as the subject for some of my video documentary and screenwriting projects at UH West O'ahu.Read more

    • Day 8

      Living like a King

      August 4, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

      Another rest day (sort of) which was much needed. Bit of a sleep in and then went to Tesco in the morning to pick up some groceries to cook dinner for the family. We then went to Hampton Court Palace which is one of the royal residences and was the former home of King Henry VIII. Pretty staggering to see a building that dates back to 1514, 300 or so years before NZ was founded. We walked around for a while with the audio guides provided as part of the admission, and then headed to watch a joust which was being held that day. The crowd watching the joust was split into 4, with each section of the crowd allocated a knight and horse to support for the joust. Our knight fell off his horse in the practice run but that was his only weakness as he went on to win the joust. Very cool to see a joust in real life (sadly less violence then the movies). After that we checked out the palace some more and then made our way back. We cooked up dinner for the Rossers as a thanks for them for hosting us, and then ended the day with some Pictionary (we later learned we were using children's cards rather than the adult cards woops). -VRead more

    • Day 7

      The Fat Badger, Richmond

      May 26, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Then we strolled along the river and up to the Richmond town area to go for dinner at The Fat Badger. If you've every watched Ted Lasso, the exterior shots of the pub that is a feature of the show is the facade of one of the pubs down an alleyway in Richmond. And, of course, the team he coaches is based in Richmond.

      No food porn of our dinner at TFB, which is a farm-to-table restaurant that also sells produce from their farm in Sussex in the storefront on the street. Rest assured, no badgers were harmed in the making of our dinner! It wasn't a sett menu. (Groooooaaaaan!)

      On our walk back to the Richmond transit center, a gentleman passerby commented "nice hat!" I was wearing the one from the very first post in this trip. :)
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    • Day 7


      May 26, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      In the morning, I stopped at "The Italians" deli/cafe for a coffee on my way to the supermarket down the street. The deck chair and DIY side table fitted onto a bollard were in the alleyway leading to the supermarket, and I guess were the "break room" for one of the stall owners who set up in the alley.Read more

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    Richmond upon Thames, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, RIC, Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames, RCU

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