With the midden having hit the windmill this morning [I'm voting for Larry the no 10 cat if anyone's asking....he's the only one in Downing Street who seems to have sussed out how to behave properly and stay put😈] let's dial down all the media noise over here and share some of the slightly quirkier things I've stumbled across in my most recent ramblings. It's all a bit kitsch, but it all amused me.
The "Peeping Tom" clock in Coventry carved in wood by Trevor Tennant in 1953. Yes we were those two tourists patiently waiting for it to chime at 11am one Wednesday morning last month...a crowd of two! Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, the Earl of Mercia. The story of her naked ride through Coventry on horseback is documented from the 1200s, but Peeping Tom doesn't appear in the legend until the 1700s.
This one in Leicester I had written off as a flagpole. However, I couldn't fathom why it apparently had some sort of tree on the bottom. A closer inspection revealed a little green man peering out at me from the trunk which rather took me aback. It's a maypole and doubles up as a story telling tree.