Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sam Sunday #45: Oxford


This last week was the half term break here in the UK, and my husband and I went on a short break to Oxford for part of it.  I've already shared the amazing books I bought, so in this post I thought I would share some photos of our trip.  I really loved Oxford; there's lots to do but it still feels like a quiet town that you could just wander in for hours.  We're close enough for day trips, so I'm sure I'll return in the not too distant future.

Someone wanted to come with us!

Part of the new Bodleian library.  Visiting the Bodleian was the highlight of my trip, it's well worth paying to go on the tour as you get to go inside the original reading room and see lots of seriously old books and some beautiful architecture.

The School of Divinity.


In the hotel - my bump is just starting to make an appearance now!

Ashmolean Museum, we loved it here.



On the way to the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum


Overall, it was a great trip, and a good way to spend part of a week off.  I have to admit that I'm not really looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, and am already looking forward to the Easter holidays!

Hope everyone had a good week.

24 comments:

  1. Looks like a great trip -- did you take lots of pictures of the gargoyles? I love all the gargoyles!

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    1. I didn't see many gargoyles - now I feel as though I have missed out!

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  2. What a wonderful weekend! We visited Oxford in 2011 and I hope to return some day. You look great!

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    1. It was a great few days away, I hope you get to visit again one day.

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  3. Looks like so much fun! I would love to visit there some day :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun, hope you do get the chance to visit :)

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  4. It seems you had so much fun! And I wouldn't say you were pregnant unless I knew, Sam! I would have loved the visit to the National History Museum!

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    1. I'm spoiled living close to London as I often go to the Natural History Museum there. The Oxford version was good, but not quite as good.

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  5. Love the photos, Sam - I'm glad you had a great trip. The School of Divinity has somewhat of a Harry Potter feel. :)

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    1. The School of Divinity was actually the Hogwarts Infirmiry in the films, so well spotted!

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    2. That's awesome! Love these pictures, Sam, thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Thank you for sharing the photos! I am hoping to visit Oxford whenever the husband and I make it to Great Britain sometime.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to visit, it's well worth it.

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  7. What a beautiful city and beautiful photos! It looks like a dream. And you look very cute with your baby bump.

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    1. Thanks :)
      I had a great time, the perfect way to spend a few days away from work.

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  8. Oxford looks lovely, I'll have to visit someday.

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    1. Definitely, it's actually really quick to get to from London.

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  9. It looks like you had a great trip. Oxford seems like one of those cities with a lot of beautiful architecture - but then most of the 'university cities' appear to.
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    Bits & Bobs

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    1. University cities do tend to be beautiful. I went to a less than pretty uni in London, so I'm always jealous when I visit smaller university towns!

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  10. I'm glad y'all had such a good time. Oxford looks gorgeous. I love cities that you can just wonder around in with no particular destination in mind. Hope your return to work is a pleasant one!

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    1. Yes, wandering around a town is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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  11. My best friend lives riiiight next to Oxford, so I've been there quite a few times, and isn't it just so lovely? Mostly we just wander around and look in the shops and stuff, but I feel that next time we should go to the Natural History Museum because I did NOT know that was there!

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