As I mentioned before, this is a post I’ve been wanting to show you a long time ago but I just didn’t have the time. During my first week I went to visit Hampton Court, the famous palace where Henry VIII lived, but also William III (a Dutch man who became monarch of both the Netherlands and England during the Glorious Revolution, google it if you are interested!)
Moving on to another part of the palace: Mary II’s Apartments. There was an exposition called the Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned, which was quite interesting:
”The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned, explores the meaning of beauty, and the lives and loves of the courtesans and libertines who lived and died in the Stuart Court during the reigns of Charles II, James II, William III & Mary II and Anne (1660-1714).”
My apology for these pictures, they’re a bit hazy, overlight (but that’s because I had to take them secretly, I wasn’t allowed to take pictures here woops!)
It was really easy to come here, I took the overland train to Hampton Court Station, which was approx. a 15min drive?
I had a lovely day, the weather was great (probably the only nice day we’ve had so far haha!) and I just absolutely love old castles/palaces. I can just wander around, imagining, dreaming about all the things that have happened at the exact place where I am walking… I am a bit of a history junkie!
So this was almost two weeks ago; today I visited Kensington with Susanna and the children. It was really nice; I got to see the apartment of Susanna’s sister which is INCREDIBLY huge. Seriously, I’ve never seen such an apartment in my life (including on TV). I got the afternoon off, and wandered around Kensington High Street which is absolutely perfect for shopping.
Tomorrow evening I’m meeting another au pair, so that’s exciting. I’ve also come in contact with another girl that’s also an au pair here in Wimbledon, so I might go out for some coffee with her next week!
Hope you are all well.