Love that place!! A week wasn't enough time!!
Started out with private tour of The Story Museum...where the girl works.Tom Tower!!
(One day the main entrance will look like this!)This is the world of J. R. R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll to name a few! The museum is as they say "in their pumpkin stage" and is only open for special occasions and workshops but if you live there go TODAY, Sept 14th is "Open Doors" in Oxford!
(In Christ Church Meadow)While there we were lucky to participate in a Story Museum "Wonder Walk" going through the world of the above authors. It was one of the last walks for the summer! The girl was part of putting it all together...it was fantastic!
(Jack and Jonno and hubby)We had a barbecue with her roommates and friends...a lot of meat was charred!:)
We saw some rowing on the Thames or Isis (as they call it in Ox) with my lovely buddy
Jo and her equally lovely hubby Dennis...we used to be online buddies....but now we are just plain old friends!;) xo
Look what my buddy gave me!! Gotta love homemade goodness. Look at that amazing embroidery on the pincushion...and the yellow rose pin!!! Awesome!
We also went to a classic car show...
...that little Mini would fit in the back of hubby's truck!!
The weather was perfect for a visit to Oxford University's Harcourt Arboretum. Have you ever seen a Monkey Puzzle tree? Definitely not for climbing!!
The wildflower meadow was full of color!
(Big yellow and blue bags are full of yard debris!)
We cleaned out a lot of weeds and brush in the girl's backyard and did laundry!:)
We ate a lot...a LOT of good food!
Visited some cool cemeteries.
Went back to the Story Museum for a great Print Workshop.
Bodleian Library, it was so exciting to actually use them! Like my paper hat?
Philip Pullman and Neil Gaiman! The girl had her signed US 1st edition of
Ocean at the End of the Lane to be...
....resigned!:) She had Mr. Pullman sign her copy of
Once Upon a Time in the North...good day!:)
Following day we took a train to our next adventure...