Great Britain's women's eight won their first Olympic medal, taking silver in the rowing behind the United States.  The crew of Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and Zoe Lee held off Romania on the line.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain eight win historic medal

Great Britain's women's eight won their first Olympic medal, taking silver in the rowing behind the United States. The crew of Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and Zoe Lee held off Romania on the line.

garden path -  found on rozcawley typepad- collected by linenandlavender.net for "To plant a garden..."

garden path - found on rozcawley typepad- collected by linenandlavender.net for "To plant a garden..."

Houghton Hall -Home of Britain s 1st Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. 1720s. Check website for even more colourful rooms

Houghton Hall -Home of Britain s 1st Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. 1720s. Check website for even more colourful rooms

houghtonlib:  "Escrime" Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire des sciences, 1751. H 5690.799.60 Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib: "Escrime" Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire des sciences, 1751. H 5690.799.60 Houghton Library, Harvard University

Houghton Hall, Norfolk, completed 1735. Architects: William Kent, Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, Thomas Ripley.

Houghton Hall, Norfolk, completed 1735. Architects: William Kent, Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, Thomas Ripley.

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