CnP: Any other recommendations to medieval enthusiasts apart from licking a castle?
AF: You need to fall in love with it first, truly fall in love to be willing to give and put all you have into it – time, stamina, commitment, creativity, motivation, hope and of course money. Purchasing a castle is sometimes not the largest part of your investment – it is very often the restoration that takes years your efforts to keep it in a good shape over years to come. You need to have a plan for that! And be prepared to get a lot of attention – negative attention from envious people who just see the castle, but totally ignore the work and investment. Also be ready to lose your "so called friends". The true ones will stay though - and that's the good part: you'll end up having a bunch of great friends around you with who you can enjoy the castle.