Issy and Ang go to Oxford!

Last weekend, most of our little group of Uni friends (‘The Bridge Roaders!’) travelled down to Oxford to visit our friend Claire for a much needed reunion. 

We pretty much spent the weekend walking around Oxford, drinking copious amounts of tea, eating crumpets, and taking photos. 

Taking MANY photos. 

Saturday started off with a leisurely walk around Christ Church Meadow.

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Christ Church – one of the colleges of the University of Oxford. Also provided filming locations for some of the Hogwarts scenes in the Harry Potter films. Just saying. 

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With an SD card full of flowers, we then moseyed further into the city… following Claire, our tour guide for the weekend (complete with tour guide umbrella!).

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Grove Walk.

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In the Bodleian Library Courtyard. Also provided filming locations for the Harry Potter films.

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The Tower of the Five Orders.

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The Radcliffe Camera.

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Hertford College.

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 Hertford Bridge, more popularly known as The Bridge of Sighs… named as it supposedly resembles the bridge in Venice of the same name. 

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Possibly the cutest little stationary shop ever – Scriptum on Turl Street. 

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We then stopped for ice cream at G&D’s… because well, dessert before dinner is totally acceptable. 

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After a dinner of delicious fajita’s, we then went out for cocktails. Many silly photos were taken. 

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Oxford Selfie.

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The next morning we were greeted to a, somewhat obligatory, ‘Bridge Road Reunion Crumpet Breakfast’.

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Crumpet loaded with butter, crunchy peanut butter and Nutella – or the ‘Dirty Crumpet’. (strawberry on the side in an attempt to make it look slightly healthier). 

Suitably fed, we then made our way into the city for some more sightseeing. 

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Oxford University Parks.

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Another SD card of flowers.

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Though, it wasn’t long before we got hungry again… so we made our way to Oxford Covered Market in search of pies.

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And we found them… at Pieminister

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Moo pie (beef steak and craft ale) with mushy peas, mash and gravy.

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Light as a Feta (butternut squash, feta and sun-dried tomato) with mushy peas, crispy shallots and gravy.

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To conclude…

Don’t come between a Bridge Roader and a crumpet.

Coconut ice cream is the shiz.

Oxford is basically Hogwarts. 

Also… flowers. 

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