An annual-leave day

One of me in SL

This is "me"

No news today I took an annual-leave day and had a marvellous time in the city of the dreaming-spires. I’ve been to Oxford quite a few times but this was special ‘cos a friend who grew up there was showing me round.

We started off at the jail, which is now the Malmaison hotel which starred in an episode of Morse, it really is amazing how all the barred windows and stone walls have been retained. Right next door is the castle where Queen Matilda was imprisoned by King Stephen in 1141. The grounds are very attractive and there are lots of eateries there. Next we went to the the Covered Market – which I never knew was there! All sorts of little shops in there selling really interesting stuff. We climbed St Mary’s tower and looked over the roof tops of Oxford, squeezing

photograph taken from St Mary's tower Oxford

The dreaming spires of Oxford

past tourists from all over the world on the narrow walk way at the top of the very winding stairs! This is another star of the small screen, the cafe in the vaults and gardens of the church were used in an episode of Lewis. By then we were feeling a bit hungry so headed for the Turf Tavern which is tucked away behind the houses, it’s a great pub but often inundated with tourists. It was mainly students there today celebrating finishing their finals. We sat and nattered in the cool of the pub for ages before trolling off to the University Gardens to enjoy the sunshine and watch the ducks. By the time we’d had a little rest I then had to run for the train – a really lovely day – but now, yawn, just sooooo tired 🙂


About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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