Thursday, September 5, 2013

UK Trip Blog #55: Contraventions and Phone Booths

No Parking Contraventions Allowed in Windsor
One thing we enjoyed doing was finding words that we've never heard of, and "Contraventions" was one of them.
CONTRAVENTIONS -  We learned about it because we came across a big yellow sign, so we took a picture of it.
  A Contravention is basically an action that violates a law, treaty, or other ruling. But the sign we came across was all about how people would commit one in a variety of ways pertaining to parking. They take their parking very seriously in Windsor!
   WACKY PHONE BOOTHS - Across from Windsor Castle was a piece of artwork in the shape of a phonebooth. On each side was a painting of the Royal family that appeared to be using the phone in the booth. It was a fun and wacky tourist attraction that we just HAD to take pictures of with each of us.

Tom waiting for the Queen

Rob listening to the Queen dish

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next