Wednesday 1 May 2013

A friend and a new walk .....

A few months ago I met a lovely girl/lady 
when we were at the a concert in Oxford
and we get on really well.
Laura is from Seattle and lives here with her boyfriend,
unfortunately she has to return to the USA due to her visa.
So today we met up for the last time before her return .
I do hope she can return soon.
I was going to take her to St Johns College , where
I take all my friends and visitors but due to the
fact that it was May Day it was closed.
Unbeknown to me , I did not know that
May day was celebrated here, but the Students
celebrate ... by jumping off a bridge , and singing from
If I had lived in Oxford, I would of been there to celebrate with them!!
Laura had the idea to go to the University Gardens , which was great
as we passed Keble College on the way.
Which was also closed , but we sneeked in through the little door
just enough to take a quick photo of the chimneys ..
We went over to the University Gardens ...
where you can get these views of Keble College.


This walk was new to me not Laura,
and she remembered the bench in
memory of Tolkien .
This the bench we sat and had a chat and a breather ..
unfortunately Laura had a bit of a cold ,, not good
when you are out walking and sneezing ,

We had a lovely few hours ... the sun was shining and we just strolled, no hurry,
time was just ours.

(all these photos were taken on my new phone ...amazing)


  1. Oh Anne! These are amazing photos and just makes me want to go back so much! Still not sure about coming but will let you know.

  2. Hi Leslie ,, thank you , you would of loved it there , not much to see , but just strolling around the park... I hope you do come back ,, yes do let me know, take care xox

  3. A great looking garden to take a stroll in... and fab photos ,phone cameras are getting so good and means you dont have to carry another camera around with you.... a lovely day !

    1. Hi Sally, it was lovely, ,,, thank you , I do always carry my small camera, so used to, ,, just in case, but this time I did not have to use it :-)

  4. Anne what a great post and a different walk for me as well. I love those tulips they are a real wow. Keep well Diane xox

  5. Wonderful pictures Anne, you are wasting your vocation... You should be an official tour guide for Oxford or anywhere else that takes your fancy. You have such an eye for detail and seem to totally immerse yourself in the place that you are visiting....the Photographs and descriptions of your travels in France are awesome,
    Hope you are keeping well and happy,
    lol Di...xxxx

  6. The sky in that first photo is amazing. Looks like you had an amazing day for it.

  7. New friends are a blessing :-)

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  10. I'd like to visit Oxford one day. It looks beautiful.


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