I have been needing the time away from everything. I'd become bored of the Internet: Tumblr, Twitter, Blogger, and all the emails. So many emails. I'm sorry but I'd kind of had enough and all I wanted were river-side walks and some alone time with my husband. So we switched it all off. Didn't use my phone or computer (ok, so we watched a few episodes of Fairy Tail one evening but that hardly counts!)
Instead we managed to cram in everything we had been recommended to see in Oxford in just three days. We went to the covered markets, the Ashmolean (Britain's oldest museum), The Natural History Museum (Dinosaurs!), and the Pitt Rivers Museum (a big jumble of art), the canal, the river, the board games cafe, the theatre, and lots of nice food. And saw a Stradivarius guitar and violin which blew my mind.
I wanted to share a huge variety of pictures but it turns out despite coming back with 400 pictures, most of them are of skeletons (Natural History Museum) or of me (for soon to come outfit posts)!
We took the game 'Fantastiqa' from the two-player section and did that with our lunch on the first day!
|All the game pieces for this game were from famous works of art.|
|Oxford Castle at sunset|
|Pink lemonade floats|
|Hot Cross Bun bread and butter pudding, and the best cheesecake we've ever tasted.|
|We liked this statue of Newton having a little nap here.|
|Crazy ancestor of the elephant called the Deinotherium (which is not an easy name to remember). They had downward facing tusks, and in the sketches of how they might have looked, seem utterly terrifying.|
|This fairy normal looking rock is one of the oldest things on the planet. 3.5 billion years old!|
|The inspiration for Lewis Caroll's Dodo in Through the Looking Glass|
|Unitkitty and Snail enjoying the canal side walk|
What did you do with Easter? Hope you had a good time too!