Wednesday 23 June 2010

Will They or Won't they...............England play Slovenia

This post is part of Maxmoms "Unity in Diversity" please take a look, its not all about football there recipes, photo's and write ups on other blogs about the countys that are playing.
England are playing Slovenia,  its a big one, if they lose they're out.
Last time it was the counties, and now I will tell you a little bit about my home county.

I was born and breed here in a place called "The Clee Hills" not far from where this piccy was taken. Mom and dad didn't think they would be able to pick me up because it had been snowing on and off of a couple of weeks.

This is a map of the county and how it is broken up into boroughs, South Shropshire is where the Clee Hills are.

Mom was born in Bridgnorth, what's left of the Castle tower leans at an angle of 15 degrees, that's greater than the leaning tower of Pisa. 

Not far and in the same borough is Much Wenlock.

 the following quote was taken from here
"It was in 1850 that the first ever Olympian Games were held here in Much Wenlock. The brainchild of Dr Brookes, the Games were originaly designed "to promote the moral, physical and intellectual improvement of the inhabitants of the Town and neighbourhood of Wenlock".

Shrewsbury is the County town

It has over 600 listed building. Charles Darwin was born and educated here. Shrewsbury Flower Show is the longest running horticultural show in the world, and has just got into the Guinness Book of Records.

Wem in North Shropshire

The Sweet Pea was first grown here by Henry Eckford in the 18th century, and is still celebrated each year with the Wem Sweet Pea Festival.

The Borough of Oswestry was a vital frontier town it has an ancient hill-fort said to be the birthplace of Queen Guinevera

Wilfred Owen was born in Oswestry, he is referred to as "The Greatest World War One poet".

That's just a whistle stop tour of the County, Wait I here you say, what about
Telford, if England win and that's a big IF, the post will be about my borough. 
See Yea George xxx

Update England won I think it is Sunday when they next play.
Right I'm off down the pub.


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

GeorgieBoy, All this geography talk is very confusing to us. Let's see if we got this right. Charles Darwin was born as a SweetPea in the same pod as your mama and is celebrated every year along with WWI in Clees Hills?? Is that right? Hmmmm.
BabyRD and Hootie

ps-I love your photos-x-Cassie the human

Chewy said...


I hope england wins tommorrow. I will keep my paws crossed!


TwoSpecialWires said...

George. You are a smart pup. And articulate, too. We're gonna learn a lot from you if we keep hanging out with ya. That's a good thing.

Heading to google The Clee Hills. You've got our interest up.

(Good luck in the games)

Jake and Fergs (a bit more informed than we were a few minutes ago)

The Daily Pip said...

Thanks George, this was very interesting! I think I might like to put something together like this - though I have lived my whole life in Chicago (with a few trips to the north woods in Wisconsin). Not quite as exciting as your life and country!

I will keep my paws crossed for England tomorrow.

Your pal, Pip

Maxmom said...

What an incredible post! You live in an exquisite part of the world...I love all those medieval buildings. As for the sweet peas...I have some growing in my garden - to flower in Spring - now they will remind me of George the Lad in Shropshire!
Sending lotsaluv to you and good luck to your team.

violett said...

Hi Georgie,
You live in a very interesting area! There I would also sniff sometimes with pleasure.
Many thanks for your report on your native country.
Lots of love

the booker man said...

hiyas, george!
thanks for the tour! i enjoyed reading about where you live. you sure have some nice countryside to run around in. :)
congrats to england on their win and move into the round of 16! ya'll do play again on sunday. :)
the booker man

Asta said...

What a bootiful plae you wewe bowned in and live in and youw mommi must be welated to queen Guinevewe fow shoowe!!1
I wish I could come visit and play wif you in such magnificent sowwoundings!!!!

Congwatulations on the pawsome win!!!!!
smoochie kisses

Asta said...

Oooh, Geowge
I fowgot to say that my Mommi calls me sweetpea sometimes..
I love it
smoochie kisses

The Thuglets said...

Hi George

We did it we did it...England won! There were a lot of pawscrossed int this house!

We love the piccie of you sitting uder the Shropshire sign! You live in a lovely area.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Duke said...

Congratulations to England!
You sure were born in a beautiful spot, George. The pictures are just lovely!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch