All’s Well That Ends Well

Our England trip is almost over and as we were recapping our favorite, and not-so-favorite, moments over a nice glass of cider, we realized that our pace picked up dramatically towards the end of the trip. Castles were starting to blur into one big ruined heap and I was having trouble keeping all the names straight or in the case of Bolsover Castle, keeping a straight face while saying the name.

So I’ll try not to overwhelm you but a lot has happened in the last week. You’ve been warned.

After Chatsworth there was Bolsover Castle which just for the name alone was worth the visit. But the castle itself is great too. 🙂

Our last few days we spent in Henley-on-Arden (not the famous rowing town), mostly to visit Stratford-upon-Avon for all things Shakespeare. It’s a very pretty little town and there are quite a few interesting things preserved from Shakespeare’s life such as his birth house and one of the first folios of his complete works. The rest of it is all a bit “pulled along by the hair” as you’d say in German. Paintings that might depict someone possibly related to the bard in some obscure way, furniture which would probably have looked somewhat similar to his, a shopping list from a maid that might or might not have been seen by the great author… (One of these is made up.) Still, it was enjoyable.

Phew, okay if you read this far – congratulations! (And remember that there are comments to the pictures when you mouse over them, if you’d like to read a bit more about each photo.) We should really take some time and re-do the layout of this blog. But there are never enough hours in the day… Oh well, we’ll get there. For now, we have packing to do – on Tuesday we fly to Hong Kong! *does a little happy dance*

One Response to “All’s Well That Ends Well”

  1. Kuru says:

    The portrait pictures are perfect. You all look as if you belong in that era.
    Didn’t know the princess now is a play producer! Following the Dearden tradition :).
    Am trying to digest the rest of the information . And still frightened about fearless in the tunnel…

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