Delighted from the endless moor of the Roaches, near Leek . . . .
. . . then moving to Dovedale, in the White Peak . . . . .
my only goal was to take a break and relax , away from . . . .
some little devils . . . . .
How many sheep on the road to . . .
. . . Windsor ???
This is Oxford Rd. from Dee & Steve’ s window.
And now forget the sweet downs of West Midlands . . .
. . . we are in LONDON . . .
These are the Queen’ s old apartments, inside the tower ;
nearby the buildings live seven ravens attended by a Raven master ; their names are
Hardey, Thor, Odin, Gwyllum, Cedric, Hugine and Munin .
they have never to leave the Tower , or
a great disaster befall the Kingdom ! !
The ravens consume 6oz. of raw meat and bird formula biscuits soaked in blood each day. They are very partial to an egg each once a week plus the occasional rabbit which is given to them whole as the fur is good for them! They also enjoy scraps from
the mess kitchen at the Tower - they particularly like fried bread!
However despite the wing clipping, there have been occasional escapes. Grog was last seen outside an East End pub called the 'Rose and Punchbowl' in 1981. Like Hardey he had been at the Tower for 21 years but unlike Hardey, Grog obviously felt he needed a change of scene!
Ravens can live to a very ripe age. The oldest raven to live at the Tower was called Jim Crow who died at the age of 44.
The oldest raven currently at the Tower is Hardey who is 24 years old.
A famous rock icon : the Battersea Power Station , celebrated
in the Pink Floyd album sleeve Animals ;
Unfortunately no more flying pigs . . .
Here’ s the Tower Bridge ; on the right the new City Council
building . It looks like an egg . . .
Princesses and knights for the joy of children . . .
In the court of Henry VIII tents and duels on the
green grass were every day stuff . . . .
What an . . . architecture-conflict ! ! !
. . . . new London from Old London .
. . . . and now, for the very pleasure of my friends, a little
inventory of London women just as I have seen them . . . .
from Regent Street to Notting Hill . . . .