Thursday, June 30

The Plough at Kelmscott

The plough at Kelmscott is a very nice pub, with good beer and food...

...a cute dog, Thistle (there was another dog called Widget apparently, but we didn't she him/her)...but best of all...

...a 2nd hand BOOKSHOP!!!

Thursday, June 23

For Virginia...

I think the lovely Virginia commented on this post-box when we visited Lechlade a few years ago. It's interesting that it's still painted red. Disused boxes are usually painted black... this rather nice old stamp machine.

Piggy Stickers

Glad to see that Christopher appreciates the stickers I send him :-)

To be a tourist...Burford

On Wednesday we visited Burford, and had a real stroke of luck. When we visited the church there was an excellent string quartet practising.

Expensive gargle someone trying to say that whiskey tastes like mouthwash? Surely not!

To be a tourist...Blenheim

Ah...the English summer...with the lovely black clouds.

We have some relatives visiting from France at the moment, so we toddled off to have a look at Blenheim Palace.

The answer to the question "who lives in a house like this" is someone vulgar!

That said, they do have their own post-box.

There are lots of lions...this one looks rather taken aback.

Obligatory arse shot.

Thursday, June 16

The Evidence...

I was woken at about 3am the other night by the cats fighting downstairs. In the morning I found fur and claws everywhere!

Sunday, June 12

St Barnabas - Oxford

Apologies for the poor quality pics...

...but I hope it will give you a flavour...

...of what an amazing building...

...St Barnabas is.

However, I could have done without trying to give the lovely Lindsay a potted history of Tractarianism. "So why didn't the just become Roman Catholics?"....

For Joel...

The distinguished Joel has a lovely engraving of Worcester College (his alma mater) with the ruins of Beaumont Palace in the foreground. The last remains were destroyed when Beaumont St (where my office is) was built in 1829.

This (vandalised) plaque is all there is to show that a royal palace was once there.