This Blog accompanies my class Miss Bronte Meets Miss Pym. There are graphics and photos, bliographies and lists of books in print. Included is information about related topics and The other Brontes, Shirley Jackson, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Susan Glapsell. Please visit often, and feel free to visit whether you are in my course or not.
In Memory of our Friend Cathy Berta
Boo to all Bebes! There seems to be no end to dolls in the news this week. Blythe-Con recently wrapped up, and Antique Doll Collector Magazine featured many doll shows and auctions in its listings, published in the November 2015 issue. McDonald's is offering "The Minions" on its Halloween Pails, a tradition, and will release Peanuts Happy Meal Toys. New dolls are everywhere; Iris Clops joins Monster High,while American Girl will retire Grace. Madame Alexander has introduced Pixie Doodles, 9 inch Fairies with dresses you can color with Crayloa crayons. Another Shirley Temple Auction is approaching, hence an update of our tribute to her. Here, also, are another installment of "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and dolls, as well as the selected bibliography for doll scholars. Finally, here is an update of a profile of our talented and generous friend, paper doll artist Stephanie Hammonds. Next week, more posts on dolls in TV drama, on interesting others in collecting dolls, and much more!
With the end of
summer, the gardens have been transformed by autumnal hues. If you're
visiting this month, make sure you pick up an Autumn Colour Trail
on arrival, and you'll be treated to the top autumn walks and colour
We'll be fully
immersed in Halloween
horror throughout the Half Term break. There will be themed craft
workshops, tales in the Haunted House and a spooky trail for the brave!
In November the first ever Commando
series is coming to Hever Castle - you'll have to be brave to participate
in this gruelling event too!
We really care
about the safety of our visitors and would therefore like to remind you
that bikes and scooters
are prohibited from the grounds due to the potential accidents and
disturbance they may cause.
As the nights
draw in, from enjoying autumnal walks, to discovering ghosts and ghouls,
now is the perfect time to visit and witness the seasons change within
the wonderful gardens.
From all the
team at Hever Castle & Gardens
Anne Boleyn's Apple Orchard at Hever
1 OCTOBER -
AUTUMN COLOUR TRAIL
Collect an Autumn Colour Trail on arrival and discover
the top autumn walks and colour hotspots. Besides suggesting
picturesque routes through the gardens, it’s packed with activities
and interesting information about plants and trees to look out for at
the height of their autumn glory.
Treat the children to a
spine-tingling programme of entertainment this Halloween. There are
ghostly goings-on throughout the half term break, guaranteed to
thrill visitors of all ages. There are prizes for best costume each
day, so don't forget to dress up!
The first ever Commando Series is
coming to Hever Castle. The 6km obstacle course, recreates the mud,
sweat and pain of modern day Royal Marines commando training with
exact replicas of the training obstacles faced at the Royal Marines
Commando Training Centre in Lympstone.
For a fun-filled Christmas family
day out, discover how different countries around the world celebrate
Christmas and the history behind their traditions. Travel across the
continents uncovering Christmas practices and rituals from various
Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk under
the stars to witness the enchantment of the Castle and gardens
festooned with fabulous colours and twinkling lights, captivating the
spirit of Christmas. See much loved landmarks brought to life as