Saturday, March 22, 2014

Day Out in Oxford

A packed day of activities today!

We picked-up David and Valerie and headed off in the direction of the Oxford’s Peartree Park and Ride for a day out in - you guessed it - Oxford.

First stop was the Ashmolean Museum - a place we just can’t seem to get enough of,  having been there in November 2011, March 2012 and September 2013!

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Scenes from the Ashmolean Museum

Then, after a quick pit-stop in the Ashmolean Cafe, (Lea & Perrin’s flavoured popcorn anyone?), it was off for a mooch around the town whilst the weather stayed dry before heading back to Peartree and home.

Scenes from around Oxford Town in March 2014

Scenes from around Oxford Town in March 2014

Scenes from around Oxford Town in March 2014

Scenes from around Oxford Town in March 2014

We got in around 4pm and started to get things ready for the evening meal - David and Valerie joined us at 7, and we tucked into a rather tasty Chicken Casserole followed by Lemon Tart and/or Apple Crumble (Lent List alert! - I had the Apple Crumble!) courtesy of David and Val with a little help form Mr Waitrose!

After the meal, with the dishwasher at full-tilt, we settled down to watch one of the DVDs I got for Christmas - Now You See Me - In a complex plot that demanded that loo-breaks were always accompanied by a judicial press of the pause button, the story unfolded - and there were a lot of folds! Overall it was a very entertaining film and we all enjoyed it, although I did feel that Michael Caine could have done with more more to do. It’s a whodunit - and even a HOWdunit - but neither in the traditional sense. I won’t spoil the ending here, save to say: it’s worth a watch, to see if you can stay one-step-ahead of the stars, staying one-step-ahead of the cops!

Magic!!!

DVD - Now you See Me

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It’s been an action-packed day! Thanks D and V, we had a great time - and now we’re exhausted! Nothing new there then!!!!
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Another fun-filled event tomorrow, as I whisk Ann up to the Fortescue Arms in Billingborough to meet the rest of the family for a surprise pre-birthday lunch.