In college I LOVED the show Ugly Betty. I thought it was funny, quirky, and very entertaining. I have every season on DVD and a book that takes a behind the scenes look at the show. Yup. I am that cool. Anyway, the reason I bring this up is because it explains why I was so excited when I visited the gift shop at Hever Castle in England.
I was studying in London and trying to see as much as humanly possible while there. My awesome friend and travel buddy, Chelsea, asked me if I wanted to visit the Hever Castle. I had no clue what it was but I figured, a cool castle? Why not! So, I said yes. I learned that Hever Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. It was beautiful and completely worth the adventure.
On a side note the night before I had gone out to a bar with a friend and kind of overslept the next morning. I had to brush my teeth while my friend, Steph, curled my hair and helped fix my makeup. I had to run to the station to make the train. As you will see from my photos I didn’t look too shabby!!
Back to the story. After touring the gardens and the castle we stopped in at the gift shop. *Side note: They wouldn’t let us take photos inside of the castle so all of my photos are from the walk there, the gardens, and the walk home.
In the gift shop they had their typical items like postcards, posters, and overpriced jewelry. In the overpriced jewelry section I found something I never expected. The same necklace Betty, the main character from Ugly Betty, always wore on the show!! I squealed!! I then learned that the necklace was a replica of a necklace that Anne Boleyn would wear. This shows how much I know about history. My bad!
Anyways, you can see the joy in my face at finding this necklace. I did not purchase it because no where in my name is there a “B” and I felt it would be silly. So, I now have the memory of this fun filled day with a great friend and a few photos to remember that joy. Luckily that is all I need.