The Slaughters Country Inn
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Today was my last day here in this sweet little hamlet. I had errands to run so planned to have a low key day around the two Campdens. I posted my maps back to Australia and then had to find petrol to top up the car. That was a bit of a challenge. I asked Van, a New Yorker who owns a cottage in Broad Campden and lives there for a month in Spring and Autumn, if he could direct me to one. He didn't know for sure where the closest one was!! Dean from the Campden Pantry directed me ...
... of Clifton Hampton we have what proves to be an unfortunate experience. On a small footpath we talk to a local in his back garden. Explaining where we are heading he advises that we can take a prettier route through a forest and into the Nuneham Courtney Arboretum. I had previously considered this route, but decided against it in favour of more well established paths. However the thought that a resident of the area had advised us differently made me assume ...
... exciting when I got a call from Anne at Corpus around 10AM. She had a Corpus student with her who was having stomach pain but she couldn't get a doctor's appointment because the local surgery was all booked up. Anne was concerned that the girl's symptoms might be similar to the appendicitis boy, even though I feel like it would take a colossal freak of nature planetary alignment for us to have two kids with appendicitis within 24 hours of each other. ...
... halls. The dark pressure of history hung from the walls and the thin candles gave an eerie fell to the rooms. Many were in the middle of exams and weren't open.
We lunched in the 'Turf Inn', supposedly the oldest pub in Oxford. According to the sign, Bille Clinton was alleged 'not to have inhaled' in this pub during his time at Oxford. The food was great and the place was warm so it made a pleasant change from outside. ...
... an accomplished artist from this school, and did a lot of quite nice landscapes in the Holy Land. He also illustrated Tennyson. Odd combination of talents!
The other thing I learned, from sticky-beaking on other people's conversations, is that the Ashmolean's extensive collection of Michelangelo and Raphael drawings can be seen by appointment, and I have made myself an appointment for Friday afternoon, soooo excited!
Other interesting finds were the dodo skeleton, ...