I had expectations of the house being full of frisky young maids, large servings of vegetables and that was it. However the reality proved a little different.
It has in subtle ways such as I can now carry a simple task out fully as opposed to doing half a job. It's made me a little more thankful for how easy I've got it now instead of how bad I had it in Manderston
Everyone says that I have changed - however I fail to see it. However I am now [at the time of writing] living with Ellen and loving every minute of it
How to pluck chickens, silver serve, lay an Edwardian table for seven courses, clean up horse cack, sneak around with maids, put a stiff collar on, clean silver, go hungry, get drunk and I also now know what flat beer tastes like.
I have stayed in touch with Ellen for obvious reasons, I've met with Antonia, Charles a couple of times and with everyone once in London. Staying in touch is important as we went through so much together.
I have kept in touch with Mr Edgar since. It feels strange seeing him without him wearing his suit. It's nice to still see him though as he's such an interesting chap.
I enjoyed the camaraderie of the whole situation. The fun of not knowing anything about the period and having to learn it so quick. I also enjoyed getting drunk in Edwardian clothes, riding back on Edwardian bikes and getting really told off for it after.
The hypocrisy and two-sided natures of people - it annoyed me as you can't bond with people if you know they're constantly trying to shaft you.
The fact that I was the lowest of the low, the fact that people could do wrongful things that you prove are wrong - other people see they are wrong - but nevertheless you're worthless and you have to put up with it.
Me cheat? Never. Oh alright, just a few times - cigarettes, Bailey's, lighters and processed cheese.
No, no and no. The 21st Century knows everything the Edwardian Era had to offer. We just choose to ignore it as for every good issue about the Edwardian Era, the 21st Century has a thousand!
I didn't like the way that people were oppressed, used and bullied into supporting the 'Big People' into whatever social climbing they needed to do.
Not one thing.
I feel that women are just as respected as males in modern society - however in Edwardian society things were different. I think it was shocking, the houses would have run much better if women were used for their full potential.
My fondest memory is of when I went fishing at Manderston and caught some cracking fish...
Only joking. My fondest memory is looked across the Cheviot Hills with Ellen by my side. The sight was a magnificent one, which I will never forget.
Kenny works in the service department at Single Point Communications. He looks back on his experience fondly, because "I met Ellen there. We're not going out anymore, but we're really good friends now. Also I made lots of other friends there..." Kenny is still in touch with Ellen, Antonia, Charlie and Hugh Edgar, who plays a "fatherly role".