Spring is upon us so I best tell you all about Oxford, a beautiful UK city that is splendid, especially in the Spring and Summer months. (Sorry for my hiatus I had an impending all consuming exam to sit)
I moved to Oxford in the summer of 2010 with no family, no friends, no significant other, no nothing….if you think solo travel is scary try solo relocation! (Sidenote: I have yet to properly solo travel only solo day trips still playing chicken weird huh?)
I hit Oxford and woah my life slowed down, I mean screechingly train tracks so! There were no dinners, outings and dance nights to rush off to anymore. And in that void I spent the first couple of weeks either:
a) rushing back to London at the weekends
b) talking on the phone to friends and
c) watching a whole load of Family Guy late into the night.
This obviously couldn’t continue for a long time so soon I did less of those activities and decided to enjoy the beauty of Oxford.
I ditched buses because they were not a patch on TFL and took to walking everywhere and boy I saw Oxford’s beauty (and maintained my weight rather than gain lol). I noticed the regal architecture and nature that little bit more and marvelled at it!
University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Springtime
I took up the Argentine tango and Spanish classes both spurring me on to add Argentina on my wanderlist. I attended a lot of cultural events on my own…including the Annual Argentine Tango festival held every year and some music gigs at the Bullingdon on Cowley Road.
Watch Yanina Quinones & Neri Piliu dancing beautifully below….
I found my long lost cousin blogger Adoredee who took me to a Rubix cube party at St Catherine’s college (my only regret is that I didn’t have you sooner in my life from childhood) and met some amazing new people in my life through housemates and church.
I also paid a visit to a few colleges when friends and family came a-visiting.
Oh and sunsets I mean did I mention the sunsets…my phone became full of them!! It became my favourite part of the day. I could actually dedicate an entire post to them (I won’t, don’t worry).
Thank you Oxford for slowing life down so I could actually focus and take it ALL in.