Hampton Court | Henry VIII

The trip over was pretty tiring, but no-where near as bad as I was expecting.  Having a few days in Brisbane (2 hours time difference) seemed to help.

We did try 1above as a fluids replacement.  http://fly1above.com/

We did a trip to Hampton Court Palace.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Court_Palace  Billed as “Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure” this was a fascinating visit.  You can hire it out for functions.  http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/hireavenue

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3 Palace Roof

To be walking through the inner rooms where Henry the VIII lived was surreal.  Not too crowded.

The royal commode.
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Question for the day.  A biblical allusion.  Who is this?
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Shakespeare in the great hall.
2 Shakespeare

A world famous name:
3 Dexter
We may not be able to see Dexter this time.

Local News: We all have our unique local problems.
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France.  The serious news has been to do with the Calais   eg http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/calais-migrant-crisis-24-photos-which-illustrate-the-true-extent-of-the-problems-10429394.html
I saw an interview on the news which focused on the words the PM used: ‘swarm’.  The debate was “What is the problem: British economy and 3000 British trucks” or “Immigrants and refugees”
I has been interesting to me to be here and close to the news.  Also the significant air crash was about 15 miles away.

 

 

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