Daughter’s high school prom:
Limo needed; how ‘bout this?
Would have been brilliant!
(P.S., who knew there were so many of these things “out there”)??? Seriously, we were driving down Agnew several days after the prom and saw this car above. Husband mentions how brilliant it would have been to send the kids off to prom in a ch***** car!!!!
Things are bizzy. Life is bizzy. But I have one entry for Haiku Monday (Chicken) …. judge me on this one. Will post more if I can ….
England’s oldest pub
St. Alban’s historic past
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is a public house in St Albans, Hertfordshire, which is one of several that lay claim to being the oldest in England. It currently holds the official Guinness Book of Records title, but Ye Olde Man & Scythe in Bolton, Greater Manchester has claimed it is older by some 234 years. Another contender is Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham which is claimed to date from the 12th century.
The main structure is free-standing and has an octagonal appearance, attributable to its original use as a pigeon house. It has been added to over the years but the original timber-framed structure is clearly visible. It was originally located close to St Albans Cathedral (when it was St Albans Abbey) and was moved to the present site after the dissolution of the Abbey in 1539. Its foundations are even older, dating from around 793. It is thought that there are tunnels running between the cathedral and the pub's beer cellars which were once used by monks.
As with many old buildings, the ceilings are quite low. An original bread-oven is next to one of the fireplaces. It has a very large beer garden with different seating arrangements, as well as seats out the front.