It seems I am plagued by dopey old songs that will loop in my head with an accompanying Vendetta comic. After the last one, I didn’t plan on doing another but this one kept popping back up and quite frankly I was sick really of hearing it. Ven gets her way I suppose. She’s really persuasive when she has sharp objects on hand. O.o
Creating this comic, brought to mind my days in Nottingham (UK). I’ve been quite a few times on short visits and lived there for one summer. Loved it. Anyway, for those who haven’t been but are familiar with the story of Robin Hood you might be surprised to know there is a Nottingham Castle, Sherwood Forest and Major Oak, as well as some historical stuff that may or may not imply there was an actual Robin Hood. I had no idea how far back the legend goes. There is a poem in Lincoln Cathedral that mentions Robin Hood as an outlaw of Sherwood Forest that dates back to 1400. You can learn more stuff here and see photos of the forest and the giant oak tree. It’s a gorgeous place to visit.
I can’t mention Nottingham without telling you my favorite pub ever is there. It’s called Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and it’s built into the rocks that support Nottingham Castle. It’s the oldest pub in Britain ( 1189 AD ). It’s dark and deliciously atmospheric inside being essentially a cave and all. On the weekends on warm days the lawn is filled with people and pints and you can lay on the grass looking up at the sky and the castle and get sloshed. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday, huh? Definitely a must if you ever have the pleasure of visiting Nottingham. (Pics and Legends here)
Have a good week everyone 🙂