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... black-tie college party, basically exactly what I expected Oxford stereotype to be. I don't own a suit back home, let alone take one travelling but improvising and a visit to the second-hand store did the trick. The next night we watched Oxford defeat rivals Cambridge 8-3 in an ice hockey match and celebrated into with our new friends before saying our farewells and venturing to Amsterdam the next ...
... in Ecuador when she and several others did the previous stage together, so now that I was back in the UK I really wanted to do the next one with her.
Instead of using the motorway, we decided to travel to Oxford the original way. This meant going through Berkhamstead High Street, past all the old coaching inns, before following A-roads past Tring, Aylesbury and Thame. As we went past Thame we kept our eyes out for pigs, but we didn't see any. There always used to ...
... to see the wide variety and makes of carriage for the well-to-do (not royal) and then the common man. There, again, was very good historical information about the development, design and uses of various carriages throughout the ages.
The estate also breeds and houses bats. There is a "bat cam" for public viewing - and there was a scheduled bat talk for the day we were there - but the naturalist never showed ...
... for afternoon tea. Some tea and scones was the perfect thing to do at the end of the Oxford trip - especially with some clotted cream and jam!!
That was it for our stay in Oxford. I loved every second of it, minus the rain. We hopped on the bus and headed back to the car. We decided we had more time and there wasnt much to do back in Chipping Camden so we thought we would drive ...
... the night. Lovely hotel with great food.
The first half of the day we toured Warwick Castle. It's a gorgeous castle, but also has a slight Disneyland feel for the kids. Jugglers & jousters and games from medieval times. However the castle itself was great fun. Most of the decor was from the 1930's & 1940's when the Earl of Warwick & his ...