Day out in Oxford – 29 October 2012
With a few days off over half-term, we took advantage of a largely dry day to drive up to Oxford and spend a few hours pottering around the fabled ‘dreamy spires’.
It’s been around five years since we last managed to get up there and we left home soon after 9am and drove up the M40 and A40 to the Park-and-Ride at Thornhills before catching a bus into Oxford – the girls opting for the back seat of the bus.
Once we’d reached our destination, we spent some time looking around various shops before opting for an early lunch at McDonalds.
After lunch, it was on with the shopping – ending up at the Covered Market for our traditional Ben’s Cookies before catching the Park-and-Ride back to Thornhills.
We decided to sit at the front of the bus for the return trip, although given that we were the only passengers on board, we could have chosen to sit anywhere!
Next time we visit, we’ll try to explore something other than the retail side of the famous city.