2020年08月12日

AUGUST

Hi bloggers I know that you are very hot in Japan.  The U.K. is also experiencing a heatwave.   I found out a few interesting facts this month.  August is named for Augustus Caesar who became Roman Consul.  The month has 31 days because Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45BC.

I was thinking about how amazing nature is and how so many animals survive extreme temperatures.  Animals adapt and thrive in extreme circumstances.

The camel is physiologically designed to survive in the desert where food and water is scarce.  Its hump stores fat (not water), which the camel draws from for nourishment when in need.  Camels can also drink over 20 gallons of water when it’s available, allowing it to go as long as seven days before hydrating again.  Its organs, as well as its oval-shaped red-blood cells, help this animal retain water.

The ostrich, native to Africa, uses thermoregulation techniques to help keep its body temperature fairly consistent.  This flightless bird uses its plumage as a giant umbrella, covering its bare flesh from the sun with its built-in shade.  As far as hydration goes, ostriches get the water they need from the plants they consume.

The dibokali, or the wild ass, ranges throughout northeastern Africa in 120-degree weather.  This animal has large ears that it uses to keep cool in the desert sun.  It also survives broiling temperatures by being able to guzzle down large amounts of water in minutes.  It's all so amazing.

Bloggers take care, keep hydrated over and out London






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2020年08月04日

Re: PUBS

This weeks blog a bit early but I've got dentist tomorrow. I'm really pleased the parcel arrived the other on I've checked and it's arrived but with customs. Sorry you and Toshio had a rotten night I really hope it's a better one tonight.
We've decided to go to swanage on Thursday come back Sunday. We haven't been since March and I need to pay for the plumbing and check it. Anyway I'll phone you tomorrow perhaps before I leave for dentist or when I come back if that's ok. I'm going to church this afternoon keeping you in my prayers.
Much love as always fanxxx

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On 4 Aug 2020, at 13:57, Frances Cowie wrote:

Hi bloggers hope that your week has gone well. I know its very hot and humid where you are, I do hope that it gets cooler. London was very hot last weekend and as I was having a walk in my local area I was aware of how many pubs there are. Pubs are an important part of British culture, places to drink eat and many also offer accommodation. They are also often a social centre, very often the focus of community life especially in the country.
I began to wonder about the history of public houses, apparently it was the invading of Roman armies that first brought Pubs to England, Roman towns and Roman pubs date back to 43AD. They were known as tabernae.
It was ale, however, that was the native British brew, and it appears that these tabernae adapted to provide the locals with ale and they became known as taverns. There were a number of different invasions; Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Taverns adapted over time.
Taverns and alehouses provided food and drink to their guests, whilst inns offered accommodation for weary travellers. These could include merchants, court officials or pilgrims travelling to and from religious shrines, made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales.
There are many ancient pubs in England still serving drinks to the public. One of the oldest is said to be Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Established in 1189, the records are not verified, the pub had undergone a number of refurbishments. The pub is in Nottingham.
One of the oldest pubs in London is in Covent Garden is The Lamb and Flag claims to have Tudor origins.
The Adam and Eve ale house in Norwich has records dating back to 1249. It was owned by monks. There are so many pubs and so many different styles. So a little bit of English history.
Bloggers over and out from London wishing you a good week.


















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PUBS

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers hope that your week has gone well. I know its very hot and humid where you are, I do hope that it gets cooler. London was very hot last weekend and as I was having a walk in my local area I was aware of how many pubs there are. Pubs are an important part of British culture, places to drink eat and many also offer accommodation. They are also often a social centre, very often the focus of community life especially in the country.
I began to wonder about the history of public houses, apparently it was the invading of Roman armies that first brought Pubs to England, Roman towns and Roman pubs date back to 43AD. They were known as tabernae.
It was ale, however, that was the native British brew, and it appears that these tabernae adapted to provide the locals with ale and they became known as taverns. There were a number of different invasions; Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Taverns adapted over time.
Taverns and alehouses provided food and drink to their guests, whilst inns offered accommodation for weary travellers. These could include merchants, court officials or pilgrims travelling to and from religious shrines, made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales.
There are many ancient pubs in England still serving drinks to the public. One of the oldest is said to be Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Established in 1189, the records are not verified, the pub had undergone a number of refurbishments. The pub is in Nottingham.
One of the oldest pubs in London is in Covent Garden is The Lamb and Flag claims to have Tudor origins.
The Adam and Eve ale house in Norwich has records dating back to 1249. It was owned by monks. There are so many pubs and so many different styles. So a little bit of English history.
Bloggers over and out from London wishing you a good week.















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