Monday, November 17, 2014

Not all will agree.

The Swedish Embassy in London a rather uninspiring 1950's era low rise. Being Swedish there is a plaque by the front door telling you everything there is to know about the building. As well as the Swedish flag the embassy also flies the EU flag. A rare sight in the UK.

Further down the road another plaque. Not all Americans might agree with what's written on it.

Bob soon readjusts to being back at home. After tearing round the garden he settles down on the wooden table in the garden for a nap. Sophie pretends she's not tired but her head gets heavier and heavier. Within thirty seconds she's asleep. Everyone at The Rickety Old Farmhouse is delighted that normal service has been resumed. Sophie has gained weight. Bob hasn't.


  1. I could sees how ya might call him a British patriot, but I don't think anyone over here would call him an American patriot.

  2. I confess to ignorance about Benedict Arnold, but am pleased that normal service have been resumed at the ROF.
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. Always wondered what happened to Benedict Arnold.

  4. I have to admit to not knowing the Benedict Arnold story as well.
    Glad to hear the PON pack's back together again, still laughing at Sophie's weight gain !
    Take That turned the lights on in Regent Street this weekend, bet you're sorry you missed that Angus

  5. Like so many public figures, Benedict Arnold is remembered only for one thing, but early in the American Revolution, he was instrumental on the American side in both the Battle of Saratoga and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. The story I heard as a child is that he and Ethan Allen, with the Green Mountain Boys, captured the fort, whereupon Allen called on the commander to surrender in the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress, "although he was reputedly on poor terms with both parties."

  6. I am one that does not agree with the plaque. I think that Benedict Arnold was as much of a American patriot as Edward Snowden. Both men have and did betray the US. Just my opinion.