We have just spent a week in England, spending time with friends and family
for the last time before heading home to Australia in January.
Emotional times as we have no idea when and where we will all meet up again.
Time was spent making precious memories.
We spent a fabulous day out at Hever Castle in Kent, an original medieval castle built in 1270.
In the 15th and 16th centuries it was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn,
King Henry VIII's second wife.
It is lovely to walk around the beautiful, sprawling gardens, the chilly, grey day
did nothing to dampen the beauty.
The castle itself is stunningly beautiful, log fires bringing atmosphere and warmth.
The history is interesting...if only the walls could talk.
No photos are allowed inside the castle so you will have to take my word for it.
The castle was decorated for Christmas, with countless twinkling Christmas trees throughout.
The garden was magical with fairy lights leading the way to fairy gardens.
Along the trail we discovered stars which told us how Christmas is celebrated in different countries around the world. Was interesting learning about other cultures traditions and beliefs.
Mmm..shame that we don't actually get paid in Germany!
Christmas stories from all around the world are told as you follow the trail.
I never knew that Babuska from Russia hosted the three wise men!
Glad I have never come across Krampus...I must be good!
I love having a real tree in Germany, the home of the Christmas Tree,
though we like to enjoy it for as long as possible and usually put it up on 1 December!
Our visit to Hever Castle, turned into a magical festive delight on top of being an interesting
historical castle...and happy memories were made!