Apologies for not writing this sooner but I was travelling. So, what did day 5 bring?
The day started with the usual delicious Hever Castle breakfast. I haven't mentioned the food, I don't think, but it was out of this world. The chef at Hever went out of his way to help with our dietary requirements (vegetarians, vegans and some serious food allergies) and every dish was divine. There was so much choice for breakfast (hot and cold) that I am finding it very hard to come back down to earth here at home. I want my halloumi and avocado on a toasted English muffin with grilled tomato! Where is it? Oh dear!
Over breakfast, we took the opportunity to pass around our special Anne Boleyn Experience books which had pages at the back for autographs, messages and addresses. Whenever I feel blue, I will take out my book and read the special messages from people who I now count as good friends. Then, unfortunately, it was time to do last minute packing and to have a last wander around the gardens.
The coach picked the group up at 10.30am to take them back to London Victoria. There were tears, laughter and hugs. We'd become so close this week. Our shared obsession with Anne Boleyn and Tudor history really had brought us together and the magic of Hever Castle had definitely touched our hearts. I am already missing these lovely people. I'm back to people's eyes glazing over when I talk Tudor!
I'm now counting down to the Discover the Tudors Tour. September isn't very far away and I really can't wait. What's lovely is that not only will I get to see my 'partner in crime' - organiser extraordinaire, Philippa - again, but I will also see a couple of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour participants on that one too! Details can be found at https://www.britishhistorytours.com/history-tours/discover-the-tudors.
And, we're already planning the Anne Boleyn Experience 2019 and some other tours - yay! I will post about them here at the Tudor Society as soon as things are finalised and you can also register at the tours' website - http://britishhistorytours.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe