Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday #2!

Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It helps book bloggers (yay book bloggers!) get to know each other and increase their followings.

Today, we were supposed to post a picture of ourselves with what we're currently reading, or just a fun picture.  I'm a little bit shy and I tend to fight with my WebCam, so I went with the fun picture.  I took these over the summer when Tyler-Rose and I went to England. 

It's The Eagle and Child, the famous pub where the Inklings (writing group of C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, et al) met!  When we were about to leave Oxford--I mean literally getting on the bus to go--I realized I didn't take a picture of this place and had to run back to get one.  It was worth it.  :)

While the Inklings are The Eagle and Child's claim to fame, what most people don't know is that after a while, the Dons decided the beer was better across the street (or had a disagreement with the owner of The Eagle and Child, depending on who you talk to), and they defected to this place: 

The Lamb & Flag, which is where I ate.  I can't vouch for the beer, but I had a very tasty ham sandwich there. 

Happy Follow Friday everyone!


  1. I'm so jealous you got to go to England! My sister went there two years ago and loved it! Hopefully I get to go sometime too! Happy Friday!

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  2. Great pics. I got to spend a couple days in London a couple years ago!

    Trish - My Friday Memes

  3. Woa, what awesome pictures. I'm jealous. England is definitely on the travel list for me.

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    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  4. What gorgeous pictures! So much history :) New follower here!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  5. Ham butty you mean heh. Great pictures.

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    Amy@Adumbrations (new follower)

  6. Hopping through! Thanks for stopping by!! :D

  7. I'm not jealous because I live there! Well.. not THERE. But in England. *nods* We have... trees. *facepalm*
    Pretty buildings though! The Lamb and Flag is a pretty common name for pubs in Englandshire (so I've been told, I see 'The Bull's Head' a hell of a lot more).
    Thanks for stopping by. Following you now. :)
    Once Upon A Time

  8. Nice photos! Hope you enjoyed England...

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  9. beautiful. I'd love to go to England one day. Thanks for stopping by! New follower :)
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

  10. England looks nice. Great way around the photo requirement. Come check out my blog. New follower.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  11. Well, this is an interesting Follow Friday! I absolutely love England! It's like the best place ever!
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  12. Beautiful pictures! I would love to go to England. New follower! My FF: Mom Reads My Books

  13. Hopping through. Awesome pics! I want to go back to England.
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  14. Awesome photos from England! Very fun :)

  15. I went to England when I was's been a tad long between jaunts..ha!!

    great pics!


  16. Thanks for dropping by my blog! :) I am a new follower!

  17. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the pics.


  18. Thanks for sharing your travel pics - looks like you had a great time in England.

  19. Oh wow. England is gorgeous I really want to go and visit.

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