Teaser Tell All


OH BOY THAT WAS A DOOZIE wasn’t it?   I followed the answers all day long and there were some really good ones – BUT only one even came close to being right……………..I’ll tell you who that was AND who our Guest Teaser was in a second……..first, here’s the photo you all examined yesterday!


Not many clues in that photo are there?!   That’s why my Guest Teaser snapped it right there – it was on purpose to fool everyone!    My wonderful Guest Teaser was Michelle of My Three Moggies and I knew her video Tell All would be spectacular – and it is!   Here’s the details on the photo from my friend Michelle……………

That’s right!   The picture was taken when Michelle and her husband Craig went to lovely Nottingham to participate in a half marathon!    Specifically, the photo was taken in Nottingham City Centre.   Michelle sent me some details about Nottingham itself – I love learning about the places we visit on Teaser Tuesday, don’t you??

From Robin Hood to Brian Clough, Nottingham is a city with a rich past.

Its history dates back to Anglo-Saxon times when it was part of the Kingdom of Mercia – and one of its earliest rulers came with the incredible moniker of ‘Snot’.  The followers of the Saxon chieftain named his domain, Snotingaham – fortunately for the city’s current population, the name has developed somewhat over the centuries.
Nottingham’s most famous son is almost certainly Robin Hood, or Robin of Loxley as he was more formally known.  Images and statues of one of England’s most famous rebels can be found throughout the city; and Robin is closely associated with Nottingham Castle.  Famed for being the first Norman castle built in the country by William the Conquerer, these days Nottingham Castle isn’t even a castle.  It was razed to the ground after the English Civil War in 1649 and replaced by the current ‘Ducal Mansion’ – which later became the art museum it is today – in 1679.  Back in Robin’s times, it was the home of his great enemy, the Sherriff of Nottingham, and the scene of the pair’s final showdown.  It was also the place where the Sherriff’s ultimate boss, King John, faced his older brother and the rightful king, Richard the Lion Heart, when the latter returned from the crusades.  Richard besieged the castle with the same siege machines he had used in Jerusalem, and re-captured his kingdom.
Nottingham Castle also helped change history in 1330, when supporters of King Edward III entered the castle through a tunnel in the rock and captured Roger Mortimer and his lover, Queen Isabella.  The pair had taken the kingdom from Edward II, but their rule was to be short lived and if you want to read the definition of pain, look up how Mortimer was executed.  The cave is now known as Mortimer’s Hole and is a favourite spot for visitors.
But despite all the legends and history, ask most people in Nottingham – on the Forest side at least – who their favourite son is and the reply will be ‘Brian Clough’.  A statue in honour of Ol’ Big ‘Ed, who won the league once and European Cup twice, stands in the centre of Nottingham.  As he liked to remind those involved in football, “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business… but I was in the top one.”  People in Nottingham could say the same about their city.
Fascinating – thanks Michelle………..and to thank you for being my Guest Teaser today – this badge is YOURS!!!!
My Three Moggies!

My Three Moggies!

So who was “close but not quite on the money” with the Teaser yesterday?   Only one person – and she was in the right County of Nottinghamshire but didn’t guess the right city – AND the lock she mentioned (#5) was 28.5 miles from where this photo was snapped in Nottingham City Centre………but because she ALMOST got all the details, we’re awarding Miss Caren and Cody of CAT CHAT an Honorable Mention………
Miss Caren and Cody!

Miss Caren and Cody!

Everyone else gets this little gem – THE BIG GREENIE!
For the clueless or wrong guesses!

For the clueless or wrong guesses!

Congratulations everybody………………………………!
Now – remember to check out Savannah’s blog today – whatever her BIG SURPRISE and BIG CHANGE are, she’s announcing today………..I can’t wait to find out what it is – I bet you can’t either.
Something BIG is happening on Savannah's Blog Oct 1st!

Something BIG is happening on Savannah’s Blog Oct 1st!

Thanks for all the purrs and prayers for Flynn…….he’s a bit better and THAT is wonderful news indeed!





69 responses »

  1. yay Michelle! butt I was close with birmingham… at least the “ham” was correct hahahah …and ham is like bacon so that’s good, huh?
    I love the Robin Hood story, Alan Rickman was great as evil Sherrif of Nottingham :o)


  2. We didn’t know you were living so close to us – we live In Markfield, Leicestershire!! Well done with your half marathon.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx


  3. How gracious of me to fake I didn’t know the answer so other could win.
    Leo The Gracious and Benevolent.

    I had no clue….
    You are evil Michelle.


  4. Oh darn! No wonder it looked so familiar. Mum has been there too but couldn’t place it. They stayed in Nottingham on a half price break in what was supposed to be an ordinary room and got upgraded to one of the top suites. It was a huge bargain and a lovely surprise for them.


  5. Concats Caren and Cody 🙂 but hey i said Midsomer so right country for a change haahahaah 🙂 what an interesting place indeed and thanks Sammy and Michelle for a great teaser 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx


    • So happy you found your way to the Den! Now you know how to get into ANY of the “Groups” you join……..The Patrols are special though because not just anyone gets “let in”!! Just special Rumblers like you Sammy!!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy


  6. Tries to kick myself in my tushy which is really hard to do with this pot belly. I should have *none* this picture. I saw your pictures on mom’s Facebook! Darn,darn,darn. I suck – snorts. XOXO – Bacon


  7. We were, of course, wrong, but we were on the correct continent, so we are giving ourselves pats on the back for that. It was hard to read about Snotingaham (Nottingham) ’cause we were so busy listening to Oscar talk and purr. Thanks for another great teaser, Sammy. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


    • It was kinda cool you could watch the NEXT video on Michelle’s post too wasn’t it? HAHAHA I “turned off” the video after Michelle because I saw something else was popping in!!! Glad you had fun with the Teaser – it was a qualified DOOZIE this time!

      Hugs, Sammy


  8. Mom didn’t get a chance to guess yesterday but she definitely would have gotten it wrong anyway. We love listening to Michelle she has such a cute “accent.” Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)


  9. Mes LOVES the videos and mes LOVES the Teasers! Mes figures its been a year since me was right, my turn should be coming.


  10. Yow Sammy diz waz a kewl teezer n Mum said it looked furmilleear butt she cuud not come up wif a name…
    WE phanzk Miss Michelle fer a grrreat Teezer n da hisstoree lesson. We jsut finished watchin Robin Hood wif Jonas Armstrong from da UK n it waz a grrreat seereez…n dat Jonas iz kinda cute too 😉
    We lubz Robin of Loxley too!
    n Ya of coarse sweet Sammy…
    ❤ Nylablueu n ❤ Mum x0x0x0


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