Driving through England’s green and pleasant land is a pleasing experience….especially if you are the one not doing the driving. Needing a break we found ourselves lunching at the Pickled Ploughman on the road between Adderbury in Oxfordsshire and Aynho in Northants. We had a rumbustious BLT with glorious fat chips and a crisp Sauvignon in the afternoon sunshine […]
Is it good to take a trip back in time? To take that journey to pastures old and revisit childhood haunts? Well yes it is if it’s Adderbury in Oxfordshire where your journey happens to take you. My recent travels meant I had an hour in this village which I was pleased to see hadn’t […]
In recent years I get to visit Oxford maybe once or twice annually and each time I go I learn something new. This time I learned that Charles Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll was a maths master at Christchurch College. I had been wondering why so many Alice references in the area! Not least at Cafe […]
I wouldn’t normally rave about a shopping centre but Oxford’s new Westgate is designed to please those that don’t actually like malls. It also has some incredible photo opportunities from the terrace. When one says mall one thinks an indoor shopping area but this mall has see through ceilings and areas where there are no ceilings […]
I think I should insist that all over seas and domestic travellers visit Oxford , it truly is a place of dreaming spires, literary aspirations and academic reverence…… but also accessible to us mere mortals, here are the reasons why you should go whatever the English weather! The references to Alice in Wonderland whose author Charles Dodgson aka […]
I don’t get to Oxford as much as I would like but what ever the English weather there is always something different to photograph, here are a few recent pictures which made me smile.
Where is your favourite village? I love Penelope Keith’s Village of the Year programme! Adderbury hasn’t been featured although its neighbour Aynho has. Inspired by Penelope Keith’s Village of the Year programme currently showing on Channel Four UK TV I feel I should mention my own village of the year or at least my favourite or […]
I must be getting old as I really enjoy Radio Four now!! Recently I was beside myself to find Brideshead Revisited being dramatised over five episodes and loved revisiting this favourite book. It made me review my recent Oxford photos and all the time I was playing that sombre music in my head. How easy […]