We got a taster of spring a couple of weekends ago - it was bloody brilliant.
Thank you so much for your generous comments on the Oxford posts - I'm so glad you liked the pics. A couple of weeks ago we had to get the bus into town (exciting huh?!) and the light made it much more enjoyable than usual. Hope you all have a brill weekend!
And so for the last pics from Oxford. When the rain got too bad we sheltered in the Ashmolean Museum and later at the Pitt Rivers Museum. The problem with visiting on a Sunday is that the colleges and the museums are only open for a few hours, and as I hadn't much time to figure out the layout of the city before we went, we had to rush through everything. We only got 15 minutes in Pitt Rivers before it closed, and we were gutted as it was obvious from the tiny amount we saw what an amazing place it was. There's only one thing for it: go back. And we will - soon!
Very late the night before we went to Oxford, I frantically tried to put together a bit of a plan for our day trip. I wish I could be more relaxed and just follow my nose when I'm somewhere new, but I can't - I'm a Virgo after all (that's my excuse anyway). Racking my brains I remembered that Alice lives in Oxford and so looked through her blog for any clues as to where to go. Not looking at any of the colleges in such a famous and old university town would be, uhm, weird and luckily Alice has made a bit of a guide to some of them. As we were very short for time, I chose Worcester College (pics 2 & 4) and Corpus Christi College (the rest). Both were beautiful in very different ways and I really want to go back in summer, as it'll be even more so then. However, the highlight of the day was when we were walking briskly through the rain, with the sun still shining. We turned to look behind us and there it was: a complete rainbow. Perfect!