Monday, July 5, 2010

Henley and Oxford





I am in Henley on Thames waiting for Mel to have her baby. We have been down town at the Royal Regatta for picnics on the river bank.






While driving around Oxford we saw this guy staring out over some buildings (this photos should be below in the piece about Oxford but I could not get him to move!).



There are plenty of boats on the water and some very pretty houses on the island near the bridge that can only be accessed by boat.




Mr. Margie and I drove to Oxford with Mel last week and took an open top bus tour of the city. The students and locals all cycle everywhere.






The architecture is so beautiful and the history of the university was relayed by a very eccentric lady who had us chortling and giggling in our seats.




This one is for LuLu Kellogg, I know she is prone to the odd crown.







The tour took one hour, however the bus was a hop on and off, allowing the ticket to be valid for twenty four hours.







Big hugs and have a happy sunny summer wherever you are. I will not get to visit your lovely blogs for a while.


Margie







10 comments:

Cait O'Connor said...

I'm glad you are enjoying Henley and Oxford etc. Good luck with the baby.

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Margie,

Its strange as my Husband works just outside of Oxford and yet I have never been there. Looks beautiful though.

Hope your beautiful new granddaughter makes an appearance soon for you all. Thank you for your lovely comment on blog. She has had a lovely birthday today.

Take care.

MBB x

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Have a beautiful summer with your new grandbaby! What a joyous time you will all have! My SIL had a baby girl June 10th ~ we were all expecting it to be another boy, so this is a real treat! ;) hugs to you!!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Margie....I can't wait for the baby to get here so we can see pictures!

You know me SO well....I DO love that crown!!!

These photos are so wonderful. I have never been overseas before but have told the Commander that one day we MUST visit all the lovely places over there.


Good luck to Mel with the baby and we will be waiting here when you are back to Blogging about the new baby!

Love,
LuLu♥

Deborah said...

What lovely photos! It looks like you had lovely weather. It's such an exciting time for you and your family. I look forward to baby photos!

Vicki Lane said...

Lucky you! I've visited Oxford twice in the flesh and many, many times in reading. Such a wonderful city and how I wish I could have been a student there!

Julie M said...

Best of luck to Mel - look forward to baby updates soon. In the meantime, have a lovely relaxing stay.

Julie xx

marypoppins said...

lovely photos!!
good summer!
Mary

Les Cotrions said...

Thank you Margie for this faboulous and charming trip!!!!
Are you ready to become grandmother???
Let us know when it happens!
Have a nice Summer week!
Big hugs!
Vale

pippablue said...

Henley and Oxford look fab!. I love that the students cycle everywhere in Oxford.