Thank you Tim!

Aug 12, 2011 #Tim Ridgway

Apologies that this post is nothing to do with Anne Boleyn but today Tim and I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Tim in public for everything that he does to support The Anne Boleyn Files.

Poor Tim didn’t know what he was letting himself in for when I woke him up in the middle of the night in early 2009 asking him to design a website for me. I told him all about the dream I’d just had about Anne Boleyn and that I needed to set up a site called “The Anne Boleyn Files” and he just nodded and turned back over. Well, he didn’t let me down. Even though he was super busy with his web design business he created The Anne Boleyn Files website for me and put up with me changing my mind about things and adjusting the design until I was 100% happy. Thanks, Tim!

In summer 2009 I was so busy with my research for The Anne Boleyn Files and handling emails and orders that I just knew that I had to go full-time on running the site. This was a huge decision when I also had a freelance writing business, a business that helped support our family, but Tim fully supported me in following my passion and what seemed to be my calling. I cannot express my thanks to him in words and also my thanks to all of you who have made this all possible. Tim and our three children, Christian, Verity and Joel, have put up with me talking about Anne Boleyn and Tudor history at meal times, ignoring them when I have sudden inspiration for an article, being dragged around historical building and churches when we’re on a family holiday, and they’ve put up with Anne Boleyn being part of their lives on a daily basis. I have a wonderful family.

Tim didn’t even bat an eyelid when I made him Sir Timothy and sent him back in time to report on the events of 1536 this April and May, what a guy! He has also helped me with the planning for the three tours that we’ve done, and attended all three of them, and as I write this is helping with the planning for next year’s tours and is working to speed up the website! He’s a busy man!

So, apologies again for this inappropriate post but Tim is a big part of this site. Thank you, Tim, for your support and for 16 wonderful years so far, here’s to many more!

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