The Crown & Thistle
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... zoom around each other in what looked like a complicated dance that was entertaining in itself. There were several seating session and we were all eating the same 14 course tasting menu so diners were staggered as to which dish was being served at one time. This meant that the staff were creating wonderful theatrics all over the room while ensuring that everyone was looked after to the upmost and all while gliding effortlessly around one another. Brilliant to see.
... and motorways were perfectly clear, and indeed relatively traffic-free, as I think most people had decided not to travel if they didn't need to.
My first impressions on arriving were quite good. It was an absolutely fabulous place - huge house in its own grounds of 22 acres. The owner of the house, Anthea, gave me a cup of tea and then fed me a really nice meal that night, before I retired to my caravan.
Things went downhill from there on in, really. The ...
... buns to the local populace from a balcony above the town hall, and apparently they celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year by continuing the tradition.
We were fortunate to be able to climb up to the roof lantern and look over the town, observing the 16th - 19th century buildings among the more modern developments. We lunched in one of the ...
... was able to pull way ahead and won the race. When Oxford passed the finish line, one of its members collapsed unconscious from exhaustion and was hospitalized for two days. There was no big celebration and no podium presentation. It’s not the way a team wants to win such a prestigious race. (Cambridge now leads by 81 wins to Oxford’s 76.)
The inevitable comparison arises between Oxford and Cambridge. All things considered, ...
... Because it was a Sunday and we were arriving at 4 in the afternoon, most of the shops were closed so town looked almost dead. I don't think the weather helped much either. Despite this, the town seemed cute but we decided to head back to Oxford to catch a train to the Cotswolds.
Upon our return to Oxford, we stopped by the chocolate festival, grabbed something to eat and picked up our bags. We made the long walk tongue train station and found ourselves suck ...