10 October 2009

Mum and dads day at Oxford and a bloggie friend too...

On Thursday mum and dad went to Oxford for the day. They drove down there early morning and arrived near lunch time. Because mum knew that a good bloggy friend lived there: Diane (Blue) from My true colours she emailed and said can we meet for coffee. More than that happened , Diane met with mum and dad and became their tour guide for the day. This made the trip much more special because they got to see parts of Oxford they would have probably missed. Here are some of the many pictures dad took. Not in any order because as usual mum is short of time and going to work. They do show you some of the beautiful city that Oxford is. The day was also very lovely weather wise, and the sun shone that day.
They started with a drink at the side of the river..
Lovely gardens...

So many beautiful buildings.....

Check out this ceiling......

The sundial was amazing....
The windows too...


They climbed a tower and wow the views from above..


No wonder they call it dreaming spires...









Those are just a few of the many beautiful pictures. It was a truly lovely day.. Thank you Diane for being a wonderful tour guide.. we loved it and your company too. It was so nice to meet a bloggy friend in person..
Mum says sorry if she does not get round all the fur friends. Late shift next few days and not a lot of time.. She will try before work on a morning.. Hugs GJ xx

22 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great khollekhtion of pikhtures!

It is always khwite khool to meet a bloggy pal in the fur!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sakura said...

Oh y God! Your Mom had visited Oxford. What a wonderful place. :)
I read on the net that there, in Oxford, is the Alice's Cofee ...I wish to go there...I love Alice in Wonderland
:)
http://www.alexmazilu.ro/
A nice Romanian site with beautiful photos from here and from other places
:)
Best
Sakura

Cindy said...

What beautiful pictures! How I'd love to go there. The sun was shining and just lovely.
Cindy

Sam and Andy said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos......we really enjoyed them.
xxxxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Beautiful pictures, but most of all it's wonderful getting to see your Mom and Diane together!! We know they had a nice visit. Our Mom is slightly envious.

XOXO
Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Tristan and Crikey said...

That's such a beautiful place, we may just jump on our Boogie Mats and fly on over for a visit of our own!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Jasper! Mommy is sitting here with her mouth hanging open!! She can't talk she is so green in the face with envy. You got to meet my cousin Blue! We are related, did you know that? She is camera shy so I am glad to see how sweet your mommy looks next to her enjoying the repast of the day. There is nothing better than meeting a dear friend in purrrson finally.
Dreaming Spires is the most enchanting spot we can imagine...thank you for making us so happy know you were there and letting us peek into the windows that your daddy took. Hey do I see a bee in one of those shots...cool!
When you teleport over for my wedding to Mickey on the 31st, maybe you and Blue and Sir Woodstock can travel together...
Lots of love Miss Peach

The Army of Four said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures!
Love,
Ammy

Angel and Kirby said...

THose are beautiful pictures. Thanks for the tour and for sharing!

The OP Pack said...

We knew your mum and dad were going to Oxford, and it sure looks like it was well worth the trip. How great to meet Diane and have such a great tour guide. Oxford looks like an awesome place to visit. All the photos are awesome.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Shadow / Molly said...

What a wonderful place to tour around. The mom thought she had been there but then took it back, she isnt quiet sure. Sumfin bout 2 weeks and a whirlwind tour of Enland and Wales.

missbreezysbox said...

Would love to see in person. Someone thinks it is a bee in one of the pictures, I think it is a fly. Did it come home with you?

TwoSpecialWires said...

Wow! What an amazing post! Even more special cuz a friend is heading over the big pee in a few days to visit Oxford. Now we can better imagine where he'll be. So beautiful!!!!

Thanks for sharing... and don't worry about any hiatus you might take... We ALL understand!

Love,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Sweet Praline said...

What a beautiful place!

Huffle Mawson said...

Mum says when she was in England she did not get to visit Oxford, but now she has to go back to see it!

Gattina said...

How nice for your mom and dad to visit Oxford and on top meet a blogging friend who could show them around ! I haven't been in Oxford yet, but I know it very well through Inspector Morse and now Inspector Lewis, lol ! I love these series !

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful place! It's always much more interesting when you can have a local friend guiding you!
God bless you!
Cezar

milocat said...

Milo and Alfie's Mom said:

Oh I love Oxford. This was a real nostalgia trip for me. I love the buildings, the architecture, the art, the ethos of the whole place. And I love the book shops ~ I've spent many a happy hour delving into the deep recesses of book shops looking for rare "finds".
And when the sun is on the Dreaming Spires ~ I always thinks of Jude the Obscure.
I love the Bridge of Sighs pic too. (For any non-uk readers: The Bridge of Sighs in Oxford is almost as famous a landmark as its Italian counterpart. The bridge was built in 1913 and is named after the famous Venice Bridge. However, it was modelled on the Rialto Bridge, another famous bridge in Venice)

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Martha Basset said...

Oxford is beautiful - lovely pics!
How nice to meet up with a blogging buddy too.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful city! Our mom was in Oxford many years ago and these pictures reminded her how beautiful it was!

Furkidsmom said...

Those are great pictures. The stained glass is magnificent!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

TT said...

Thank you for my Happy Gotcha Day wishes! I love my fur-ever home, my mom makes me feel so safe and secure now.

Sir Trooder Lioncourt