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September 16th 2009
Published: September 21st 2009
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I still felt awful when I got up, but not too bad. I skipped breakfast and planned on staying in bed a bit. After awhile I decided to just do it and go to Oxford. I’m so glad I did! It was between 1 ½ and 2 hours to get there on the bus and cost around 16 pound. What a gorgeous town! Stunning. Such old buildings and such regal colleges. I headed straight for Christ Church and wasn’t disappointed. It was such an easy place to see self guided. You can tell education is their field. The highlight was of course, the great dining hall. The Harry Potter dining hall. It was awesome and you could totally see where the inspiration came from. I could totally picture it laden with food. I saw the “Alice” window. Took a bit of looking since the figures were so tiny. I bought an Alice in Wonderland book from the gift shop. I walked around town for awhile, just enjoying being there. Then I got the bus back home. As I was still queasy, I forced myself to eat a Pret Manger chicken and rocket sandwich. It was delicious. I love the creamy concoction they use instead of butter… wonder what it is??

In the evening, we headed off on the tube to St Pancras station to meet Jules and Pete at the Champagne bar.. the longest in Europe. St Pancras is the international station and looks it. The architecture is amazing. I love how the old walls blend and peek through the new. The glass ceiling is lovely. They only had one half of the bar open, so we had to wait for a booth. I had a Blushing Bubbles champagne cocktail to start me off. Jules ordered 2 lovely bottles of champagne that we enjoyed very much. We went to a nearby Italian restaurant for dinner. I had rice balls that were delicious - especially the mozerella one. My sausage pasta was spicy and nice. Another excellent, relaxed night out.



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