We have been in Oxford for a week now. We have had no trouble with how to fill our days, however, how we fill them is quite different. This is where Keith spends his time:


The Radclife Camera. One of the most beautiful buildings here in Oxford. It is part of the Bodleian Library and for scholars only. Meaning, you can’t just walk in there like you can the State Library of NSW or the British Library. You have to fill in a form with credentials before they will give you a card. Keith had not trouble complying with their requirements, so he is one very happy camper.

He is reading different Puritan writers such as Richard Sibbes. He looks out the window and can see Brasenose College, All Soul’s College and St Mary’s church. It is a hard life.

He managed to find the Campos of Oxford in his wanderings of the Laneways. It is called the Missing Bean. He managed to bump into some ex College students there who now work in Oxford. They were most impressed that he managed to stumble upon this coffee haven:


He has a lovely walk to get to the Radcliffe. Across the Magdalen Bridge, and he then turns off the High Street to avoid the tourists and crowds along Queen’s Lane – it is narrow and windy and lined by high walls. You could be in another world completely as it passes through about five colleges – you get little glimpses into courtyard gardens, pass under two bridges for students to use to go from one side of the college to the other.




About sarahcondie

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, an ex-librarian, a minister's wife, a women's Pastor, a quilter, a reader, I enjoy thinking about things slowly, I love cups of tea, I love sitting at my kitchen table in dappled sunlight and chatting with my friends, my children's friends, my family abut anything and everything.
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1 Response to Oxford

  1. Jenny says:

    I am very much enjoying this trip Sarah, I look forward to my morning installment with my first cuppa each day.

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