Sunday 8 October 2023

The B Team's Kenilworth Castle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Pawesome Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to visit meautiful Warwickshire (pronounced Warrick) and take in the beauty of this medieval fortress with a 900-year legacy. But don't worry we'll be back at another mysterious stone circle next week.

The B Team's Kenilworth Castle Selfie

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What a place, can mew imagine what it was like back in the day? WOW! Now this would have been a purrfect B Team HQ in the 12th century! MOL

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Last week we had the honour of visiting Kenilworth Castle, a pawe-inspiring piece of history that has stood the test of time for almost 900 years. It is situated in Warwickshire, England and has played a significant role in English history over the centuries, from its construction by Geoffrey de Clinton in the 1120s to its partial destruction during the English Civil War in the 17th century. One of the most notable attractions of the castle is the Elizabethan gardens, which were created by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in the 16th century. These gardens were designed to impress Queen Elizabeth I during her visit to the castle in 1575, and they indeed left a lasting impression. The gardens feature a stunning collection of intricate knot gardens, fountains, and a meautiful aviary, making it the perfect spot for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. In addition to the gardens, there are many other notable features of the castle that are worth exploring. The Great Hall is a magnificent example of medieval architecture, with its high ceilings and impressive fireplace. It was once the centre of political and social gatherings during the 16th century. The castle also boasts the remains of a tiltyard, where jousting tournaments were once held, and the ruins of a keep, which served as the castle's main stronghold. Overall, our visit to Kenilworth Castle was an unforgettable experience. The castle's rich history and meautiful gardens make it a must-visit destination for anypawdy interested in English history and architecture. It is a well-maintained and preserved site that allows visitors to explore and soak up the beauty and grandeur of medieval history, which is a testament to the enduring legacy of the castle.



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

We used Prisma this week, as none of the BeFunky effects really worked, and we think it turned out not too bad.

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This week we used the Prisma IOS App, and the filter is called:- Leaf Fall.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 8 mins 25 secs. 

We're off to get the P.A. to catch up on joining in the last week's blog hops, sadly she ran out of time. Seriously we'll be putting an ad out for a new P.A. soon if this shambles of a service continues! Mew just can't get the staff these days, and it's not like we don't pay her exceedingly well - if cat fur were currency she'd be a billionaire now! 

Then it's time for lunch, and Smooch is lurking under the kitchen table in stealth, quietly snoopervising to make sure the roast is cooked to his exact requirements, oh yes, he's getting rather pernickety, and then we think a little garden safari might be in order.

There's only one episode of our Pirate Tails Rerun to go, and that's on Chewsday, but if mew missed any of the episodes so far, here are the catch-up links:

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...

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  1. What a great place to explore! It looks like you had a great time.

  2. What an amazing place, pals -- they had jousting there? WOW! We love your selfie, too.

  3. We once stayed in a hotel next to the castle and our bedroom looked right out on to it. It was unfortunately closed when we went, probably out of season. Your selfie and art is lovely.

  4. We luv the castle. But with out a roof, Lynn says it'll be too drafty to spend the night when I teleport over to see it myself. Tell the PA we enjoy the blog so furry much and when she has free time, mol, who pays fur time, she can read up later.

  5. Mummy hasn't visited Kenilworth, but She has read the novel by Sir Walter Scott and She says She remembers the TV series back in the 1960s. It looks like you all had an epically spiffing time there.

  6. Mummy hasn't visited Kenilworth, but She has read the novel by Sir Walter Scott and She says She remembers the TV series back in the 1960s. It looks like you all had an epically spiffing time there.

  7. That is a great selfie. And I love your art. XO

  8. Ohhhh very very nice selfie and I love the artsy make over.
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. Wow, that is a very old and interesting place! The kitties look fabulous there and the art turned out beautifully!

  10. Wow this is a must visit for anyone in or visiting the UK. What a huge place it is and the gardens sound stunning!

    Great to see your comment on the blog, much appreciated.

  11. I stayed fluffy? Any of you handsome mancats want to check me out? I LOVE the Kenilworth Castle! I have missed so MUCH but thanks to all of you, I can at east see them this way.

  12. Another interesting place! And great selfie!

  13. Looks like an interesting place to visit!


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