Our journey to Japan is complete and we have landed in Tokyo. It hasn’t quite hit me yet that I’ve actually made it. I have been wishing to visit for so long, and to really be here is strange, exciting and slightly overpowering all at once. Tomorrow we make our way to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture, but for now we are safely ensconced in a Tokyo hotel and off to sleep.
I was delighted to be asked back by Heathcliff Heroics once again for their wonderful Halloween story telling at Hever Castle over the half term holiday. However unlike last year (when I was a witch with two rats in tow), this time I attended as a member of the Royal Ghost Finders Society, RGFS for short. I was accompanying Mr Harry Price as Miss Minerva Powterlotte.
It's been a while since I got to wear my beautiful Victorian bustle dress, so I was delighted to give it a chance to shine once again. I always get so many wonderful comments when I wear it, and children and adults alike love to see all the marvellous details. Made by the talented Gini Newton, it holds a special place in my heart.
Arriving at the castle Saturday morning, I was once again amazed by the effort that had been put in to setting the scene, with the theatre transformed into a haunted house, complete with graveyard. I was very grateful to be lent a short cape since the temperature is dropping fast, and although the outdoor theatre protects us from the wind and rain, the cold and damp still gets in.
Unfortunately my trip to Japan will cut my visit short this time, but I still have two days left in which to scare, entertain and Heathcliff Heroics will be there until Sunday.
If you want to see what I got up to last year, click here.
An adventure loving historian with a soft spot for armour and motorbikes.