Saturday, May 10, 2014

George Street Oxford Closed

That is a major road closure. For a whole month from tomorrow on one of Oxford busiest bus streets, George Street the road will be closed for works by Thames Water. Not sure if this is just for the buses or if cyclist will also be effected?  You have been warned, George Street will be closed to traffic for a month!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It Is Punting Time In Oxford

The weather has been great over the last few days and you know what that means, that's right it's time to get on the River, and the Punts at Magdalen Bridge have been very very busy when I have been walking past.  It is a nice way to spend a few hours, a few friends and a bag of nibbles on the water.  A very Oxford experiance that should not be missed, even on a day trip during the summer it is a must.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thirsty Meeples Board Game Cafe

We have a lot of coffee cafe's in Oxford from the large international and national chains to local independent cafes.  Now in Gloucester Green we have a cafe that specialises in Board Games, over 1700 I have been told.  Now I am not sure what exactly how it all works, but it looks like a very interesting place to visit before catching your bus to your next destination, why are you leaving Oxford? 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Modern Baker To Open In Summertown

Well just out walking around Summertown and noticed that we are going to have a new business opening up soon.  Modern Baker, artisan baking in the heart of Summertown, from what I have been told they are planning on hoping in the 2nd weekend of May, which is only about three weeks away!!! You can follow them on twitter @modern_baker

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunny Spring Morning At Gloucester Green

What a great way to spend a sunny Sunday morning, enjoying a the Sunday papers and a coffee in the centre of Oxford.  Gloucester Green bus station is right behind this building, if you are coming to Oxford by coach from London or National Express services you will arrive here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Little Misty At Oxford Carfax Tower

You have to love this weather we are having in Oxford at the moment, misty cool mornings and sunshine in the afternoon.  You know that Summer is coming!  Another sign that Summer is just around the corner is an increased number of language students, and I have seen a few groups this week.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Farmoor From Leys Road Cumnor

Just over the 5Km straight line from Carfax, but I was up in Cumnor this afternoon and the blue sky and water of the reservoir was just spectacular.  Great day for walking around the villages of Oxford, the weather was very kind and all the spring flowers are just about to bloom, next weekend I think you will have daffodils out.  Plenty of water still about in the low area's of Oxford due to flooding.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Missing Bean Turl Street

An ind├ępendant coffee store in the heart of student land, Turl Street.  I recently read in the local student newspaper that the council did not provide them with a very high hygiene rating.  I have been in a couple of times when I can get a seat and the standard of the coffee was very good, so I am not sure what they failed to meet the mark on.  It is always very busy!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Abingdon Road Closed Due To Flooding

According to the Oxford City website the Abingdon Road was closed in the early hours of the morning due to flooding.  This is the second time this has happened in the last month, but it is not a new event as this postcard taken in 1894 suggests.  Taken outside the Fox and Hound which is now being converted in to a Tesco Metro, it clearly shows a lot of water in the area.  With all the records and history of events in Oxford you have to ask yourself the question, why didn't the council in the day say no to development in this area?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

HMV Oxford Closing Down

I know we have all heard this before, that the HMV store in Oxford will be closing down, but this time it is true.  I have been told not because the business is bad, but because the lease on the store in Cornmarket is expiring and will not be renewed.  So we are going to shortly loose our only inner city CD store, I understand that the company is looking for a new location in the city centre.