If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you might know that on Friday I took a little trip to Oxford. We met up with some family friends and just had a generally lovely day. Oxford is one of my favorite places; the atmosphere always seems really laid back with everyone just pottering about or whizzing past on bikes. I'm always in awe of the architecture and heritage of the place too, lots of very clever, very academic people have waltzed through these streets don't you know! (warning, this is quite a picture heavy one!)
We started off the day with a few hours in the Ashmolean museum. We had lunch in the cafe which was just lovely, I went for the pasta of the day (totally recommend) and a can of my favorite San Pellegrino. After that we went into the Cezanne exhibition which was wonderful, I'm not usually a huge fan of impressionist art, but I loved his work. All the colours where just so delicate and I found I got a real sense of him as the artist by the end.
After that, it was time to make the most of the sunshine, so we went for a little walk though Oxford's streets, peaking in all he quaint shop windows and marveling at the amazing buildings everywhere. We deiced to visit the botanical gardens which were just lovely, there was so much colour! Tulips seemed to be really popular everywhere as well. We then took a walk around the river watching the little punts go up and down and dieing over the adorable ducklings (well maybe that was just me.) Some people were steering themselves with more success than others which I have to say was quite entertaining!
Oxford university is made up of a number of colleges, and it was interesting to see a few of them, all quite different, but all equally grand! With all our feet getting a bit achy and me and Pip feeling sleepy, it was definitely time for a cuppa. We went to the Rose Cafe on the high-street and tucked into afternoon tea; so good! By this time it was sadly time to hop back on the park and ride, parting is such was such sweet sorrow to quote Juliet, but we had such a lovely day!
I'm now just trying to savor my last day before I'm back to school (boo) What have you been up to this Easter? Do you like Oxford?