Friday, May 20, 2016

Five On Friday

I've been off an airplane for only a few hours, just downloaded my holiday photographs and wanted to drop by for a quick 'hello' (HELLO!) before we head out on our May 24th, 2016 Victoria Day weekend. As I did last week, I am joining Amy and her Five on Friday posts. I hope you'll visit Amy and then drop by some of the other lovely blogs and their authors who are also joining in.

I thought I'd briefly touch on five highlights from my trip. Hopefully this post will be enough of a tease to encourage you to come back this week and see what I did in more detail! Who is up for a challenge? This is a Five on Friday quiz!

In which museum in Oxford was this picture taken?


The story behind this quote touched my heart. Who was this hopeless romantic?


Is this a common street name in the UK? Anyone (besides my tour guide, A, of course) know what town contains this street name?


What are this man and his horse doing?


What was finished being built in this town in 1779 (hint: the village bears the same name)?


See you on Monday and for all of you Newfoundland and Labradorians out there, have a wonderful May 2-4 weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Fun photos of the UK. I think the man with the horse is pulling a boat along the towpath beside the canal. I've never seen such a thing, but I've read about it. Hopefully I'll see a similar sight in July when we make our first trip to the UK.
    Happy Victoria Day weekend from the west coast!

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    1. You're right! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We just got back from a camping trip.

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  2. I assume it was the Ashmolean? Can spy Egyptian artefacts in the picture...

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    1. Excellent answer. Stay tuned for the other answers! Hope you had a great (a long weekend here) weekend!

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  3. Is the answer to your second one Robert Browning? I know the quote but can't really say I know who by, just guessing.
    Great pictures, looking forward to seeing more later.

    Diana

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    1. No, but that's a great guess. I'll have the answer in my second post this week as well as on this Friday's Five on Friday. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Hello Patty. I've to visit from the Five on Friday link-up and get together. Thank you for your visit to my blog, leaving a comment and I've replied there. It looks as if you had a good trip. You got about a bit in the UK! An intriguing quiz. That's great! I was interested in the fact you'd been to Shrewsbury. I hope we hear more about your trip. Lovely photos, all of them, especially the ones of the canal. I cheated and looked up the quote (no 2 photo) and have learnt something new about one of our iconic British public figures. Have a wonderful weekend and week.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting. Five on Friday is such a great way to make new friends! I did have a lovely trip and indeed got around a bit. You will here lots more about my trip this week. Lovely to know that I've added to your British historical figure knowledge! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Sounds like you had a great trip.

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    1. I certainly did and will post more about it this week on my blog. It was a long weekend here - Victoria Day weekend in Canada - and I'm just getting back from a camping trip! Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.

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  6. I am afraid I don't know the answers to any of your questions apart from number four, a horse pulling a canal boat. I haven't seen that along our own canal, just motorised boats. I imagine the horse drawn canal boat holiday being quite relaxing. Have a nice weekend. x

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    1. Don't worry about not knowing the answers and thanks so much for visiting! I'll be posting the answers over the week in my blog posts about my UK trip and a compilation of answers for Five on Friday. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  7. Hi Patty, here via the Friday Five. Clever post; you'll have me coming back to check on the answers. I'm glad you had a good trip!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by! I will be posting the answers slowly this week as I write blog posts about my trip (it was a long weekend here in Canada this weekend so I'm a bit behind already!) plus have a compilation of answers on my Five on Friday post.

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  8. Maybe you've been somewhere near Shrewsbury as well as Oxford. If so you will have a great time, two beautiful places. :-)

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    1. It was a great time indeed! Thanks so much for dropping by and I will be posting answers in my posts this week as well as a list of answers on my Five on Friday post.

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  9. I guess the Ashmolean, CS Lewis, York, Towing a canal boat (barge) and finally Ironbridge. I don't know if any of these are right, but if I am it is because I have a UK advantage! It looks as though you had a wonderful time, I look forward to hearing more about it. Glad your travels were safe. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, hope you are having a great weekend!

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    1. Oooh, you're so close!!! Great job. You'll have to check back to see which answers you got right;)! It was a wonderful trip and I will be posting about it this week. I did have a great long weekend here in Canada - just back from camping - but the long weekend makes me behind in writing blog posts already!

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  10. It sounds like you had a great trip! Love the pictures especially the quote.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend

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    1. I did have a great trip. Thanks so much for dropping by! The person behind the quote surprised me! I'll be posting answers this week.

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  11. A great quiz, your trip sounds fab. I am not sure of the answers although i think the man and horse are pulling the canal boat along. The street name i am guessing is in either Chester or stratford, just from looking at the wonderful tudor style building it is on. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. The trip was wonderful. Thanks so much for participating in the quiz. You are right about the man and the horse. I will be posting the other answers during my blog posts this week with a compilation at the end of the week with Five on Friday. Thanks for visiting.

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