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... so no pictures I'm afraid. The best I can do is a photo of the security guard at the gate. The two hour tour was informative and the 15 acres quite beautiful. All proceeds from the gardens benefit the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation which supports a wide range of causes through grants. Best of all everything in the Gardens are ...
... going to spend the next four weeks in the Uxbridge summer school. Again, it is an amazing college. I am sure Jenny is going to enjoy her experience.
We also spent the afternoon punting in the Thames. This involves pushing a flat bottomed boat with a long pole without falling overboard. Lots of laughs.
Its off to London on the Oxford Tube which is actually a bus. Go figure.
... with deep cynicism as, somehow, ambition is tainted.
Our national press corps reflects this approach, and drives it into our politicians, too. The culture of risk-taking and the appetite for innovative problem-solving are quickly lopped wherever they raise their heads.
Compare this to Ontario (mainly Toronto), the Canadian province which has set out to become the leading jurisdiction for social enterprise. Their goal is 10,000 new social ...
... to us and snapped "you want FOOD?" as if the very thought was obscene. (What happened to "good evening, what can I get you?")
"Ummm, yes, we would like a meal, but we'd like drinks too...?"
"Well, food you order OVER THERE," (Thinks: you morons!) "and you can get drinks here." *sigh*
"Well, if it's not too much trouble, we'd like..."
At last, our ******** drinks in our hands, we slunk, ashamed to be asking, over to the food bar ...
Oxford is a nice little city filled with very old, striking architecture. I expected that there would not be too much to do but the city is filled with interesting stuff. First we had a tour of the Bodleian library filled with ancient books and built centuries earlier and learnt how books used to be chained to the shelves and how books never left the sanctuary of the library, even for kings.