Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Feet Two Backwards

Spotted this a couple of days ago as I was driving past, but was not sure if the poster was put in the wrong way or if I was seeing things, so this morning I walked past to get a closer look. It is in the wrong way, easily done I can imagine if you are replacing 100's of posters a day, maybe this for the last of the day. What do they say about never buying a new car that has the production date of a Friday?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Walton Street Development First Photo

I am not sure if I have posted this photo before, I had a look at the website but could not see it. It was not taken today, the one below was. This area on the corner of Walton and Little Clarendon Street is going to be redeveloped into new student accommodation. I have decided to document the progress the changing face of this busy corner. I took this photo back in August, and the one below was taken this afternoon, so as you can see things have progressed a little.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Barefoot Books Is Ready For Christmas

This is the first place that I have seen this year with all there Christmas Lights up, the city centre in Oxford have to wait till the 2nd of December before the Christmas Lights are turned on. However in Summertown this evening I spotted this new business, BareFoot Books with all there Christmas lights on. Looking very seasonal.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Still A Little Bit Of Red Left

It will not be long before all the Red of Autumn has gone from the three around Oxford, but we still have a little left on these trees outside the Oxford Said Business School. Like seeing these trees, and all trees for that matter change from season to season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Traditional Roasted Chestnuts In Queen Street

Just arrived this week, our very own Roasted Chestnut stall to make Oxford that little more festive. Gus, who must be the best roaster in the UK, as he has worked with a lot of movie company's and movie stars over the years just take a look at his website, has set up his stall in front of the Westgate Shopping Centre. Gus a really friendly guy, and it is great that the council are allowing street traders to come into the city to give Oxford that edge over other area's. I had a bag before taking his photo, was my first time having a roasted Chestnut, I must say they are very sweet.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welsh National Opera Arrives In Oxford

It's a good thing that they are not filming Lewis this week, as the car park on Oxpens which is normally the home of the Lewis film crew has been taken over by the Welsh National Opera. They are performing all week at the New Theatre and when I was walking behind the Ice Rink this afternoon I counted 10 truck trailers parked up, boy they must have some gear.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

La Dolce Vita Restaurant Closes

I was walking in Summertown this morning when I spotted in the window of La Dolce Vita's Italian restaurant a note to say thank you to the customers of this family run restaurant which closed 10days ago. I have posted the note here. It is a thank you to the past customers and those who have been to the restaurant over the 23years that it has been operating. It is a shame when local business close, as our slowly our high street will become the same as every other in the UK with all the nationals moving in.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Not Sure What You Would Call This?

Any suggestions on what you would call this? It is a piano on a converted bike, thingy that you peddle while playing the piano? Only in Oxford. The guy was really drawing a crowd as he peddled down Cornmarket.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Is Religion To Blame For Homophobia

WOW, this debate would have been very interesting, but there is so much going on in Oxford at the moment I can not get to everything. This is one of the nice things about living in this city, there is always two or three events on each day to keep you busy.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Sunny Afternoon In Summertown

Like the shorter days especially when you get a little sun but there's still a nip in the air. It means that Christmas is not too far away, and everyone starts to get there coats and gloves out. Like that heavy looking green coat on the right of the photo. I think I might try and get a cape this winter, not sure where you would get one?

Friday, November 04, 2011

Stuck On The A34 This Afternoon

This was my view for about an hour today. Did anyone else get stuck on the A34 this afternoon from around 3pm? Not exactly sure what the accident was but I know that this part of the road was closed for a while, so it must have been serious. I was wanting to jump over that central barrier and drive along the free road, but I had to just sit it out. Traffic on a Friday.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Starbucks Red Christmas Cups

Well, is it a bit early for Christmas Cups? I am not sure, but Starbucks have starting using there traditional Red Christmas cups from today in all there UK stores. I have been told that other countries had started using them earlier this week. Do like this time of year when every thing starts to get a little Christmasy, you can see the Christmas lights in this photo, but they are not on yet.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lewis Filming In Tidmarsh Lane

Not the actual set where the filming of Lewis was being filmed this afternoon, that was happening just around the corner in Tidmarsh Lane. There are always loads of support trucks and vans whenever filming is being taking place, and this was a few of them in Paradise Street, that also had loads in Tidmarsh Lane. I am not sure low long it will take to get the episode on air from when they shot this scenes. Guess I will have to start watching Lewis.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pray For Jay Mini

Saw this very smart looking Mini parked outside the main shopping centre in Oxford this afternoon, with a lot of badges and stickers on it. When I first had a look I thought that it was part of a car rally, but on closer inspection I read that it was touring the South of England supporting Jay. Jay was a performer at Lego Land in Windsor who had an accident while performing and is now in need of 24hour medical support. A couple of barbers who know Jay have started this tour and where giving haircuts for a donation to help Jay with the costs of his care. Real tragic storey of a young man who left of work the morning the accident happened not knowing that his life would be so different by the afternoon. Read Jay's story here.