The Ashmolean Museum is the one of the oldest museum in the world, the first university museum. Its first collections were donated in 1677. Over the years it's grown and moved a numerous times. A couple of years ago the museum buildings, in the centre of Oxford, underwent major work, the results are architecturally stunning. We are so lucky to live near the Ashmolean and … [Read more...] about A flash family visit to the Ashmolean Museum
Punting traditions in Oxford date back to the 1870s when this mode of transport first moved from a utilitarian way of getting around on the river to a popular leisure activity. Punting is most popular in rival cities Cambridge and Oxford. Interestingly, or maybe obviously, the two cities have developed their own, rather different styles: People from the two cities actually … [Read more...] about Perfect Sunday afternoon: Punting in Oxford
We had a girls' night out- just me and Angelina. With Alice's Day coming up The Story Museum has teamed up with Teatro Vivo and have put on a show to take the audience on a trip through Wonderland. Angelina and I had the pleasure to experience this first hand last night for our special girls night out. On arrival we were allocated to our suits- spades in our case- and … [Read more...] about Adventures in Wonderland
I'm so excited about the coming weekend in Oxford I can hardly contain myself! On Saturday, 6th of July, it's Alice's Day. Alice in Wonderland comes alive across different venues in Oxford. A tribute to the Lewis Carroll and his brilliance in the literary nonsense genre, the theme this year for this event is Nonsense. A carte blanche for people to express their … [Read more...] about Oxford, what a weekend to come!
Oxford is particularly beautiful in the spring, as trees and flowers bloom, daffodils appear in the most surprising places and the trees sprout fresh green leaves. Clean, with bursts of bright colours. Nowhere is this more evident than the Oxford Botanic Garden. On Friday we had play date planned for the boys. As it was a nice sunny day instead of meeting at our house we … [Read more...] about Oxford Botanic Garden in the spring