Everyone knows that Oxford is a university town. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. In fact, the city hides 38 colleges, all scattered around. The city boasts with stunning architecture and this means that most of the university buildings are worth taking a photo of. Oh, fun fact: I used to study in an old manor house when I was a student at Bath Spa University in 2011-2012. It was Corsham Court, located in a small place. But the manor had real peacocks walking around in the garden.
Anyhow, back to Oxford. You can view the buildings mostly from the outside. Most of them are not open to the public. Probably, you could walk straight in if you pretend to be a student and appear confident (and are of the right age). Luckily, there are some colleges that are open to the public, such as the New College. It is open for certain hours only, though. With others, you would need to walk on the street and take a look inside if there are no signs saying ‘Private. Closed to the public.’
1. Own and live in a house.
In Oxford, we had a smaller house with a tiny garden. But still a house. I realised already after my first night there that I would never build my house in such a way that the bedroom and the toilet are very far away from one another.
2. Write AND publish a book.
Hmmm, didn’t write a single word. Did buy a shiny new notebook from the Bodleian Library bookshop. It is so pretty that I really need to think hard what I would like to write in there. Maybe, it could be my notebook for 2019. I have notebooks for creative thoughts all the time and tend to get a new one for each year.
3. Win a major race.
Quite a long (15 km) run at a moderate pace by the River Thames. Quite a good path for running but I must have still been recovering from that nasty cold I had in Swansea. Not my best run.
Photo of the Day
River Thames as seen during our morning walk with the dogs.