20/12/2016

VlogmasBlogmas: Christmas Trip to Oxford


VLOG AT THE END OF POST

On Saturday, we headed back to Oxford again, from our previous trip in October, which you can read about here, we fell in love with the place and there was still so much we wanted to see but didn't the first time round, so we wrote up a list and decided to go back during the Winter season, as we just knew it would be such a relaxing day trip.

In our previous trip, we found out that the oldest coffee house in England stands in Oxford, which we managed to grab a coffee before we headed back, which you can read about here but what we knew we wanted to come back for as big Afternoon Tea lovers, was of course theirs!


As there are no reservation system for The Grand Cafe, we thought it would be best for it to be our first stop, as we had only had a muffin and pastry for our morning journey. We managed to find out way by walking, but before that, we came across a mount which we took a quick pit stop to do - it costed £1 each and we learnt a small part of the history of Oxford, as well as getting these lovely photos with the silhouette buildings from the fog.


We were lucky enough to get a cute corner table, as it is small inside, there are only a few tables available. Although it's called Afternoon TEA we both opted for a coffee. We ordered the High Tea (which is without the alcohol) which was £16.95 each.

The Afternoon Tea consisted of:
Free-range egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon and cream cheese finger sandwiches, two scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream and petite fours



Then we headed to the Natural History Museum and Pit Rivers Museum. These are the museums we really wanted to visit on our last trip here. We don't visit museums often, but it's such a lovely thing to do every now and then.




Also mentioned in our previous trip, we had many suggestions from the lovely Abbey, such as where we had our lunch but this time, we had the honour of meeting her in person and she ever so kindly acted as our own personal tour guide around the Christmas market, Blackwell book store and even one of the University grounds, but our first stop was Georgia's, found in the Covered Market.



Of course we had to get a couple of selfies



Once we departed from Abbey, we headed in to Thaikum for some dinner. We were convinced by Abbey to come here once she suggested the curry she had from here and in that instance, I just knew it was what I wanted haha




We finished just in perfect time and even gave us 10 minutes spear when we reached the station, wish actually turned out for the best as our original train got cancelled and we literately jumped on an earlier train that was about to leave in 30 seconds. Got home a bit earlier than originally, which was perfect.

It had been such a lovely day in Oxford and meeting Abbey, we hope you enjoyed this post and makes you want to visit Oxford, don't forget to watch our vlog!



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Advent Calendar #19


Gin: Few Spirits Breakfast Gin
Whisky: That Boutique-y Whisky Company
English Whisky Co.

5 Year Old - Batch 1
Single Malt English Whisky


Note: We will be doing a full review at the end of the advent calendar
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6 comments

  1. I loved this vlog and was lovely that you got to meet up with Abbey 😊 You will have to make a trip to Birmingham to see me too hehe 😊

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. Oh yes, defo! Or maybe you'll be coming to London soon ;)

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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  2. Looooved this and love that you met up with Abbey - what a cutie!

    I love Oxford too, it looks like you crammed loads into one day and those photos of the buildings emerging out of the fog are glorious! Afternoon tea looks insane and made me so hungry hahaha.

    Hope you had a wonderful day (it certainly looks that way!)

    xx

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    1. We did manage to do some much and we're glad but each time we go now, we always find another reason to go back! So that may be a plan in the making!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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  3. i love oxford looks like you had so much fun there!
    Vicki x
    http://neverlandandvicki.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Absolutely adore it! It was such fun!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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