Monthly Archives: July 2012

Oxford in an hour

We have been in Oxford for ten days and I have been a tour guide for three visitors in this time. Last week our niece Chloe and her young man came to Oxford. I saw on facebook that she was … Continue reading

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Alice’s day

On 4 July 1862 Charles Dodson, an Oxford don, took Alice Liddell and her two sisters on a boating picnic up the River Thames from Folly Bridge in Oxford. To amuse the children he told them a story about a … Continue reading

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Two different worlds of Oxford

Depending on who is walking, it takes from ten minutes to twenty minutes to walk from our apartment to the Radcliffe. The Magdalen Bridge crosses the Cherwill River and you come to a giant roundabout called The Plain. We are … Continue reading

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Oxford

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 … Continue reading

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The Magic Faraway Tree

One of the hard things about excellent adventures and travelling is what you leave behind. In this case, I have left my three adult children  and I miss them. Our son Johnny is in Fiji on a short term mission … Continue reading

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Matters of the heart

– from the top of a London Bus – the Elephant and Castle!   Can you see them?  This is directly opposite the Metropolitan Tabernacle – Spurgeon’s church. Yesterday, I read in a book “the Psalms are a jewel, consisting … Continue reading

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Streets of London

A couple of months ago we went to hear Ralph McTell perform at the Balmain town hall. The audience were mostly our age and older as we all relived our youth and listened to him play his wonderful ballads. One … Continue reading

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Elephant and Castle

Names are evocative. We have just spent a week staying in Elephant and Castle in London – it is inner city, grimy, traffic gridlocked but very quirky. Opposite Elephant and Castle station stands the Metropolitan Tabernacle – the place where … Continue reading

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