London stopped an hour ago at 11am on 11th of the 11th of the 11th and remembered.
We stood next to Big Ben and listened to the toll. Some of the greatest writers took part in the World Wars and their work is used to remember – to paint a picture of what it was like. So we’ll leave you with one of the most well known world war poem…
The Dog Detectives x
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lost in London: The Next Case
Someone has been stopping clocks and Big Ben is next on the list.
The mysterious thief Tick Tock Jock has been around the world stopping clocks from ticking and Big Ben is his biggest target yet.
So I bet you’re wondering how someone can stop a clock as big as Big Ben? Well that’s for an expert to tell you but I think it is something to do with cogs and springs. What ever the method we have to find Tick Tock Jock before Big Ben stops chimming.
The Dog Detectives are going to have to hide and wait and hope that we’re not too late!
Read next week whether we are successful or not (though if we’re not you’ll probably hear about it in the newspapers!).
Signing off…Poco Loco
Jack is off having a full English breakfast in the cafe down the road…So I thought I would catch up on some research. This week we have been given a case that is near the London Eye, so here’s what I have found out so far about this giant ferris wheel…This is what it says in the Lost in London book:
“The London Eye was opened in year 2000 and was originally known as the Millenium Wheel. It was built as a symbol of modern London. When in a ‘capsule’ at the top of the Eye you can see 40km in every direction”
How interesting – I wonder if it will help us solve the case…
Poco Loco x
I can’t believe it is nearly over, me and Jack have cycled just shy of 1000 miles in this beautiful country.
After the shindig at Oxford Street Waterstone’s tomorrow, we’re going to be taking it easy and coasting down the coast (though I hear that the Downs is in the way first!). We’ll be able to have a bit of a relax before heading to Heyshot to do an event with Canine Partners then onto Portsmouth to catch the ferry…
What fun we’ve had and it was good to be back in London. Loved the Golden Treasury where we had an event yesterday – it is such a lovely bookshop and we felt quite honoured to be there.
So what’s next for the Dog Detectives? You’ll just have to wait and see…But until then come and join us in Oxford Street – 1 til 3pm!
Wow what a busy last week – our tour started on 20th July with a event at Portsmouth!
Jack has been complaining about not getting enough time to eat but I haven’t seen him stop eating since he arrived! First thing he did after getting off the ferry was buy some fish and chips – since then he’s been trying the local delicacies as we cycle. I, myself, did find that I was partial to English strawberries!
Enough about food! We loved the New Forest – all those wild ponies! Next stop Salisbury…Best get cycling!
The Dog Detectives!
So where are we today? You’ll never guess…Well you will. We’re at the Royal Wedding!!! Outside Buckingham Palace.
The whole of London is busy busy busy, so we’ve hopped on our Boris bikes to get over to the palace to see the married couple arrive at Buckingham Palace to be greeted by the Queen. They’re set to arrive at about 12.30.
It is so exciting that the Dog Detectives are in the middle of the action – I wonder if the newlyweds would like a Lost in London for a wedding present?
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It’s Valentine’s Day on Monday and I think I have met the lady dog of my dreams…I met her on the underground, whilst searching for the Ravens during our most recent case (Lost in London). The only problem is I wasn’t brave enough to find out her number. I was thinking perhaps I would put one of those ads in the paper…you know one of those lost love ones?
Poco Loco x
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G’day folks. Deputy Poco Loco here, sending you season’s greetings from across the Atlantic Ocean.
Well, I’m proud to break some news for you all. The Dog Detectives are on another tail-wagging adventure! This time we are cycling all the way across America, coast to coast, from Florida to California. You can follow our adventures on our lovely new blog here.
Between you and me, it’s about time we jump on our bikes and work off some of our Christmas stuffing. Too much eggnog, candy canes, and gingerbread has made Detective Jack as fat as a Christmas tree!
Once we reach California, the land of fruits and nuts, the Dog Detectives are heading to the Great Grizzly North - Canada. Did you know Canada is the second largest country in the world? Oh, I hope we don’t run into any grizzly old grizzly bears.
We have signed up for the Great Rocky Cycling Race. Detective Jack and I have been training hard and I think we have a chance of winning the race. Hope you are there to cheer us on.
We’re off! Flooding in Nova Scotia (Canada) delayed the start of our trip (we flew their after London), but we are finally on the road. Our plan is to cycle along the edge of America and then cycle across it! All the way to San Diego!
We are now on the border of Canada and the US and are making a pit stop but soon we’ll be peddling our way into the land of hamburgers and fries. Jack will be pleased.
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Here’s to the start of a new adventure!
Deputy Poco Loco x
Deputy Poco Loco here with a big barking hello to you all.
Our English adventures continued with a lovely trip to the coast of Kent. To cut a long story short… we jumped on our bikes and we wheeled our way to Deal. And while we wheeled around in Deal we bumped into some seals. To let you know the spiel, we joined them for a meal. There were fish and chips with mash and dips and a meal deal with some eel. So the Deal meal had a meal deal which we shared amongst the seals. And Detective Jack wolfed it down so fast he ate the lemon peel.
The Dog Detectives x