Blog: July 2007

A Sunday Drive in Oxfordshire

Posted on July 30, 2007 by Holly Hayes
Sunday evening we drove over to our new favorite cinema to see The Simpsons Movie, which has gotten astonishingly good reviews. But the parking lot was absolutely packed and we knew the theater would be too, so we turned around and went home. But it was such a beautiful evening, and you know from all my whining that that has been a rarity these days, so we took our time getting home...

Cornwall: Old Stones, Fish & Chips and a Castle

Posted on July 28, 2007 by Holly Hayes
Sunday morning we had a decent breakfast in our Exeter B&B, where we sat next to a 60s-ish couple and their granddaughter. They were very chatty and immediately asked where we were from upon hearing our accents. They are from Dallas and their kids live in England; their cute little granddaughter had an English accent. Immediately after breakfast we set out on the road again, continuing west towards Penzance...

Exeter

Posted on July 26, 2007 by Holly Hayes
David took Monday and Tuesday off and we had a nice four-day weekend in the "West Country." We spent Saturday night in Exeter and then Sunday and Monday in Penzance (yep, of Pirates fame) near the western tip of Cornwall. It was a three-hour drive from home to Exeter, which is in the county of Devon. Like Cornwall, Devon is known for its green countryside and delicious cream teas...

Cuddesdon Village

Posted on July 17, 2007 by Holly Hayes
Saturday afternoon we walked up the hill from Great Milton to the village of Cuddesdon. Its church was great and the village was lovely, too. Here's a few pics. Some heavy traffic on the way up the hill. Road signs in Cuddesdon. Gate to Cuddesdon Church. Cuddesdon Parish Church, which is good and old - founded in 1180. 12th-century carved capitals - note the beastie on the right...

Village People

Posted on July 11, 2007 by Holly Hayes
On Saturday afternoon, after completing the morning errands in Oxford and watching the Formula One qualifying race (which is in Britain this weekend!), we went for a walk around our new hometown of Great Milton. We had a wonderful time. A road sign just outside Great Milton (also seen at the top). A road into the village. It looks like a bike path, but it is actually for cars, a few of which came zooming by as we walked along...

End of the Oxford Era

Posted on July 7, 2007 by Holly Hayes
I'm pleased to be able to report that I passed my exams and will actually receive an MPhil degree!! Hooray!!! (If you're just joining us, I was studying Early Christian and Greco-Roman religious history, I took exams on June 14-15, defended my dissertation on June 29, and June 27-30 we moved from Oxford out to the nearby village of Great Milton.) We drove into Oxford this morning to check my exam results and do some other errands, and we had a great time...