Saturday, February 22, 2014

Farmoor From Leys Road Cumnor

Just over the 5Km straight line from Carfax, but I was up in Cumnor this afternoon and the blue sky and water of the reservoir was just spectacular.  Great day for walking around the villages of Oxford, the weather was very kind and all the spring flowers are just about to bloom, next weekend I think you will have daffodils out.  Plenty of water still about in the low area's of Oxford due to flooding.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Missing Bean Turl Street

An ind├ępendant coffee store in the heart of student land, Turl Street.  I recently read in the local student newspaper that the council did not provide them with a very high hygiene rating.  I have been in a couple of times when I can get a seat and the standard of the coffee was very good, so I am not sure what they failed to meet the mark on.  It is always very busy!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Abingdon Road Closed Due To Flooding

According to the Oxford City website the Abingdon Road was closed in the early hours of the morning due to flooding.  This is the second time this has happened in the last month, but it is not a new event as this postcard taken in 1894 suggests.  Taken outside the Fox and Hound which is now being converted in to a Tesco Metro, it clearly shows a lot of water in the area.  With all the records and history of events in Oxford you have to ask yourself the question, why didn't the council in the day say no to development in this area?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

HMV Oxford Closing Down

I know we have all heard this before, that the HMV store in Oxford will be closing down, but this time it is true.  I have been told not because the business is bad, but because the lease on the store in Cornmarket is expiring and will not be renewed.  So we are going to shortly loose our only inner city CD store, I understand that the company is looking for a new location in the city centre.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Reflections From Flooded Botley

This is normally a nice community open space behind the West Oxford Community Hall just off the Botley Road.  However with all the flooding that we are having at the moment in the UK, this area has become a nice lake!