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.

The first passengers on the park and ride

The first passengers on the park and ride

A shark spotted from the bus

A shark spotted from the bus

Once we’d reached our destination, we spent some time looking around various shops before opting for an early lunch at McDonalds.

Oxford buildings and bus

Oxford buildings and bus

Public library

Public library

Sunshine and bicycles

Sunshine and bicycles

Christmas lights

Christmas lights

Old fashioned post box

Old fashioned post box

The girls by the post box

The girls by the post box

Looking down the street

Looking down the street

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.

Ben's Cookies inside the Covered Market

Ben’s Cookies inside the Covered Market

Part of the Ben's Cookies window

Part of the Ben’s Cookies window

The best cookies in the world

The best cookies in the world

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!

Sarah and Emily

Sarah and Emily

Rebekah and Holly

Rebekah and Holly

Next time we visit, we’ll try to explore something other than the retail side of the famous city.

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