Travel Blogs from Oxford
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) We woke to beautiful sunshine and gusty winds, perfect fall weather. After breakfast on board the couples split up for the morning, each going our own ways prior to meeting for lunch. Jackie & I did the market square, a warren of shops inside and outside, where we found a tea and coffee shop. Loose teas in large tin jars and blended coffees from all over the world. We bought some Ethiopian pea berry ...
... we managed without a glitch. The first mooring at Oxford didn't feel very comfortable and since a bigger boat hadn't come back downriver, we decided that we could get under a 10'6" bridge. It wasn't so much the height as the curvature that was challenging as we needed to be right in the middle of the channel. The reward was beautiful moorings right in the heart of ...
... reaction - I was stressing because I didn't have a newspaper for "There's a Light" but Janet was the only person in the theatre with one, and only a few people waved glo-sticks, not even mobile phones and let alone lighters!! There were announcements about "not throwing food-stuff" so I guess that takes care of the rice at the end of the first half.
Anyway, it was a great, very funny performance, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
... wasn't sure how to help, because I'm definitely rusty, but once we started singing I just hooked up with whichever voice part seemed to be struggling and helped them. It all came back, slowly but surely. The students picked up the songs really quick, so I think it will be a good group. The only problem is the room the College gave us for rehearsals is a super tiny, super hot classroom, so I'm going try to find a better spot to practice.
... to leave for dinner and some town exploring. However, at that point we got a call that one of our students had to leave the program. To respect her privacy, I won’t say why on here, but it did not make for a happy evening. I spent the evening with one of the other deans and the director handling that. My job was basically to stay with the girl; she was not to be left alone, so I sat with her in our office while the guys made flight arrangements with ...
Other places to stay in Oxford
Godstow Rd, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Recommended for honeymoon couples
- We enjoyed our stay at the Oxford
Grenoble Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- Useless conference facilities!
- An Administrative Nightmare
- Location Location Location
Peartree Roundabout, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $136
- Nice hotel
- Modern, good standard rooms
- OK but go for the Travellodge, it's cheaper!
Beaumont Street, Oxford | 5 star hotelfrom $245
- Typical Victorian hotel
- Six months' guaranteed reservation broken the day before
- Not a place to choose
Abingdon Road, Oxford | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Not the best choice for business hotels
- Value for money
- Not worth the price or 4 stars, bad building layout, not for the less mobile..
Oxford Rd, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $123
59 Western Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $157
3 Oxford Castle, Oxford | Hotelfrom $217
- Get me out of jail quick
- Getting the old 'Ball and Chain' off to a great start!!
- The teething problems continue...
73 High Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $155
- Good choice for Oxford town centre
- Okay place to stay
- Pleasant stay again
11 - 13 Linton Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $137
Church Way, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $135
Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $82
180 Abingdon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $136
137 Iffley Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $84
- Didn't even stay one night
- Don't Bother its awful
92 - 94 High Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $266
- You get what you pay for
- Overpriced and disappointing
- Great place to visit your student
66a Banbury Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $194
- Beautiful Hotel
- Not for business travelers
- Great Find
82-84 Abingdon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $144
Peartree Roundabout, Oxford | 2 star hotelfrom $78
- Excellent choice
- Basic, but clean and reliable
- Great value
Garsington Rd, Oxford Business Park, Oxford | Hotelfrom $112
315 Iffley Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $138
Park End Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $148
- Noisy, basic, expensive but central location and clean
- Exceeded Expectations - Quite Good, Actually
- Dreadful Hotel
1 Banbury Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $255
- Exquisite Hotel, Impeccable Service
- A wonderful retreat, gorgeous food
Hinksey Hill, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $140
29-30 George Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $138
58 St. Thomas' Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $278
Long Crendon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $80