Friday, December 28, 2012
I was in Wallingford this afternoon and on the way back into Oxford I stopped off at the Bridge Hotel next to the Shillingford Bridge to have a look at the flooding of the Thames in this area. The River is very high at the moment, as you can see from this photo. The boat is moored along side what would have been the normal river bank, and the building on is on the other side of the River Thames. The river is flowing very fast at the moment, and I have a couple of additional photo's and a video on the making of site, here.
I know that the residents along Abingdon Road have been given sandbags last night as the water was rising along this area of Oxford, so we are all hoping for no more rain over night.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Not sure how long it had been waiting, but it just looked so wanting, and I am hoping that none of the readers of this blog are alone this Christmas. I know that I have been a little slack over the last few weeks, sorry for that. Merry Christmas to you all, and I hope you are surrounded by those you love this Christmas.
Monday, December 17, 2012
National Postal Workers Day, and I have been told is also one of the busiest days for Royal Mail and your local postie. The Royal Mail is one of those national institutions that has served the nation proudly for over 350 years, and I am hoping will be around for many years to come. I am however not sure that those in power understand how important the Post Office and Royal Mail are to everyone in the UK, the politicians talk about protecting there local post office in the press, but in practise it is another thing, just look at the recent Early Day Motion 818, only 39 signatures on this motion to protect the Universal Service to everyone across the UK.