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.
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.
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!).
In the Bodleian Library Courtyard. Also provided filming locations for the Harry Potter films.
The Radcliffe Camera.
Hertford Bridge, more popularly known as The Bridge of Sighs… named as it supposedly resembles the bridge in Venice of the same name.
Possibly the cutest little stationary shop ever – Scriptum on Turl Street.
We then stopped for ice cream at G&D’s… because well, dessert before dinner is totally acceptable.
After a dinner of delicious fajita’s, we then went out for cocktails. Many silly photos were taken.
The next morning we were greeted to a, somewhat obligatory, ‘Bridge Road Reunion Crumpet Breakfast’.
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.
Though, it wasn’t long before we got hungry again… so we made our way to Oxford Covered Market in search of pies.
And we found them… at Pieminister.
Moo pie (beef steak and craft ale) with mushy peas, mash and gravy.
Light as a Feta (butternut squash, feta and sun-dried tomato) with mushy peas, crispy shallots and gravy.
Don’t come between a Bridge Roader and a crumpet.
Coconut ice cream is the shiz.
Oxford is basically Hogwarts.