Dawn and I had a bit of fun in Heathrow airport going about 10 Km's (ok slight exaggeration) from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 to catch our bus to Oxford...turns out Terminal 2 is closed for a week or so. Then due to my exceptional route finding skills (note I write the blog...not Dawn) we found our bus and voila...we were on our way.
Yesterday afternoon and today was spent touring around Oxford which is a really fascinating place...did you know that the inspiration for Alice and Wonderland came from this area? That Stephen Hawking was not allowed to study math at Oxford University so he switched to physics...without that the TV series Big Bang Theory would never have existed!
Yesterday afternoon I got my first taste of an English meal...falafel sandwich...have to tone down the eating otherwise I will have to walk in my underwear!
Our Merry band...left to right... me (Guy...trip organizer...route directions leader), Dennis (in charge of nothing), Dawn (my lovely spouse and finder of cute shops), Elaine (lovely spouse of Dennis and also in charge of cute shops...and taking care of Dennis) and Dave (long time friend of Dennis 😂 and pub finder).
|L to R - Guy, Dennis, Dawn, Elaine, Dave|
So far today we have taken a 2 hour tour of Oxford University colleges, seen where Harry Potter scenes took their inspiration and tonight...to be described tomorrow we are going on an OXFORD GHOSTS TOUR tonight...that is if I live to tell the tale!
Oxford facts...38 colleges, 20,000 students, 1 in 10,000 chance of acceptance, can either apply to Oxford or Cambridge BUT NOT BOTH!, first purposed museum in the world...unbelievable library of books...every copyrighted book published in England (except maybe some kids books) ends up here!
I could go on and on but it's best to simply to describe the day through a few pictures.
|Sample building architecture|
|Rugby fields - note photography technique through branches|
|Cool red ivy|
|Guy and Dawn in front of gardens|
Well Trinity college was a must see as a number of Harry Potter scenes were inspired...well in my books filmed here.
Well off to get a good night's sleep. Pulling Dennis on that little bicycle tomorrow could be a challenge!