Friday, 8 March 2013

Trip v.2.0

Here are some photos from the England part of our Germany/England holiday trip. We didn't take as many pictures of downtown Oxford since we've already been. We spent most of our time in Tackley with friends.

We lived in Oxford for a year as new teachers, it was our first home together, so it holds a special place in our hearts. Enjoy!

Getting ready for the Norwegian themed New Year's Party.

Homemade doughnuts for the party. Deliciousness.

New Year's Day, heading up to the heath (public lands) for some fun.

Someone threw the football and it got stuck in the tree.

A friendly game of catch.

Beautiful, sunny day on a mossy tree.

When it rains constantly, the moss is a rich, vibrant green.

Tree in the middle of the heath.

Part of the heath.

It was just a little mucky.

Amanda, Trevor, and Taffy on our way back to the village.

Big, gnarly tree on the way back.

The quaint little village of Tackley, just outside of Oxford.

Along the Oxford Canal walk.

Along the Oxford Canal walk.

A very well kept houseboat.

When we first moved to Oxford and were looking for a house to rent, a houseboat was one option!

Side street in downtown Oxford.

They call it the city of spires.

At the Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodelian library, my favourite place.

The Alice Shop. Apparently Alice used to get candy from here.

Part of Christchurch, where they filmed the dining hall in Harry Potter.

At Christchurch.

HA. In Thame.

An old door, now covered up.

Wouldn't it be incredible to go to a university like this?

A bridge at Blenheim Palace.

A tree at Blenheim.

From the inside.

Just so you can see how big this tree actually is.

Blenheim Palace. It was closed that day. :(

Bourton-on-the-Water. Ridiculously cute village.



How cute, right?

So mossy and green!

Stroll across the bridge at Bourton-on-the-Water with Amanda.

Heading to Forest Hill, the village where we lived.

Pretty excited!

At the White Horse pub for lunch. Best Thai food ever.

After our starters, we both had Phad Thai.

A mailbox in the wall.

A canal near Tackley.

Trevor on a bridge near Tackley.

It is easy to see where J.R.R. Tolkien got his inspiration from.
 If you ever have a chance to go to Oxford, DO IT. I recommend going between May and September, when it rains less and you can walk around without being freezing cold all the time from the dampness. It is stunning and there is just so much history all over! And best of all, no language barrier! Well, for the most part, haha. If we could do anything other than work as a teacher over there, I think we would both move back in a heartbeat.

Are you planning any vacations in the near future?

{Make this place your home}

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