☀️World Cup GB hockey☀️GRM 2 v South Africa 0 & ENG 1 v INA 1. Intense game between ENG & India. Our girls played very well but needed to be more aggressive & confident in scoring. India were surprisingly good (I say that because they are not in the top 20 when our team are 2nd in the league). Super inspiring for girls to watch a live match & be part of the excitement, they loved it. Red Arrows were a lovely surprise too. May the best team win! ❤️ #gbhockey#hockey#hockeygirl#greatbritain#alexdanson
Everything is so laborious now. You may not believe it, but it took a good few minutes to get out of the house and into the garden. Also tripped over the hosepipe just to spice things up a little. So many unforeseen struggles mentally and physically you wouldn’t believe. First goal is to be able to carry a cup of tea into the next room rather than sliding it across the floor. Dreaming of the day when my leg is fixed and I can take my first few solo steps.
St Bride's Church is a church in the City of London, England. The building's most recent incarnation was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in the City of London, though Wren's original building was largely gutted by fire during the London Blitz in 1940. Due to its location in Fleet Street, it has a long association with journalists and newspapers. The church is a distinctive sight on London's skyline and is clearly visible from a number of locations. Standing 226 feet (69m) high, it is the second tallest of all Wren's churches, with only St Paul's itself having a higher pinnacle.
Could you live in York, England? Aye or Nay? Love this view of the city by @moumita.paul_ - In the distance we see York Minster and those ancient English streets full of tall tales, long myths and proper Yorkshire tea rooms.
Now although the climb up can be a bit difficult - some 275 steps up the winding tower and 230 feet high - it's well worth taking the journey to the top of York Minster for a beautiful vista. The first recorded church on the site was a wooden structure built hurriedly in 627AD to provide a place to baptise Edwin, King of Northumbria. But in 741 the church was destroyed in a huge fire...Thankfully it was rebuilt as a more impressive structure containing thirty altars. You know, as you do. The church and the entire area then passed through the hands of numerous invaders, and its history is obscure until the 10th century...following which those cheeky Danes destroyed the church in 1075! I mean, really? We just rebuilt the thing. Thankfully it was (again) pieced together from 1080. To this day Danish people are unable to enter unless they bring the ceremonial Lurpak butter offering.
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Another of my occasional postbox series.
This postbox holds sentimental value for me because it is the closest postbox to my parents' house, where I grew up. Most of my letters to friends, family, and first boyfriends - and now husband - would have been sent from here, starting from well over 30 years ago.
And it is far older than that. The GR that Coco is pointing out to us stands for George Rex, and indicates that this postbox comes from the era of King George V, and was erected between 1910 - 1936.
I wonder how many letters it has contained? And I wonder how long it will remain?
Ein treuer Begleiter!’ I discovered this shrine on my obligatory 5am London walk . 🐕❤️ Giro the so-called Nazi dog was the pet terrier of the German ambassador to the Court of St James’s in 1932–6, Leopold von Hoesch. The ambassador was in fact said to have disliked the Nazis and there is no record of the dog’s political opinions.
When Giro chewed through a cable and died from electrocution in February 1934, Hoesch had his remains buried in the gardens of Carlton House Terrace, part of which was home to the German Embassy until the outbreak of the Second World War. The ‘Nazi dog’ appellation has been popularised in the context of Giro’s diminutive tombstone, which has become a destination for those seeking out London’s most obscure and offbeat sights. The dog’s memorial reads, ‘Ein treuer Begleiter!’ (A faithful companion). The grave is located behind railings near the Duke of York’s Column.
“He was given a full Nazi burial and his grave lies in what was once the front garden to No.9, now a small space between the Duke of York steps and a garage ramp … This is London’s sole Nazi memorial, situated somewhat inappropriately in an area filled with monuments to heroes of the British empire.” #loyalty#dog#london#love#greatbritain