A rabbit runs, and hops, and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn't run, and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? I don't think so.
Well the result of the EU referendum is now known. Nothing changed with the Aust $ – UK sterling exchange rate. Not even a dead cat bounce!
Republic of Ireland swamped by thousands of terrified English economic refugees who have made a dangerous journey across the wild Irish Sea in swan pedal boats.
We went for a walk around Lincoln today and very cleverly managed to return to Waiouru before it started to rain. Ade, the cafe is still over the Glory Hole!
The Witch & Wardrobe
The Green Dragon
Jan wandered around the covered central market. It appears to be undergoing restoration and the open section was rather small. The High Street is now an interesting pedestrian mall.
In the middle distance you can see the “Stonebow” which is the stone archway in the Guildhall. The name Stonebow comes from "stennibogi", a Norse word meaning stone arch. Apparently there has been a gateway here since Roman times. Catherine Howard (one of Henry VIII wives) walked through the Stonebow on her way to Bishop’s Palace where she reputedly had one of her “assignations” resulting in her execution.
The original Guildhall was constructed over and either side of the Stonebow around 1237. Of course it has undergone a number of subsequent additions and restorations. The city council still meets here.
We were planning to visit the castle and cathedral but the rain removed that from today’s agenda.
Wikipedia states “Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). The central spire collapsed in 1549 and was not rebuilt. The cathedral is the third largest in Britain (in floor space) after St Paul's and York Minster” .