Blog Posts - Oxfordshire



A solo autumn walk at Wroxton Abbey

It’s getting to the stage now where N wants to be on the farm all the time at weekends. I’m still pushing for him to have a day on the farm and a day out somewhere with me.  But if he’s out and about on the farm early, I’ve n...
by Bubbablue and Me on Oct 16, 2015

A Cushion Concert introduction to the trombone

I’ve been meaning to take N back to another Cushion Concert for ages but it’s never happened.  But the I was determined to get there a second time. The Cushion Concerts are held in Oxford at the Jacqueline  Du Pre building on Sundays on...
by Bubbablue and Me on Oct 13, 2015

Riding vintage buses at Oxford Bus Museum

Having lived in Oxfordshire for at least half of my life (and in Oxford itself for 3.5 years), I’m always surprised when I hear about places to visit that I’ve not come across before.  The Oxford Bus Museum was one such place. A friend m...
by Bubbablue and Me on Aug 28, 2015

Watch Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, England Live Stream Rowing on HD TV

watch Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, England Live just follow our streaming link. if you want to watch this Event you must be gone to the Event Places or need a Satellite tv software and also a laptop or a desktop or i’pad mobile.watch live str...
by online soft pro on Jul 4, 2015

Watch Henley Royal Regatta 2015 Live Stream Rowing on HD TV

watch Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, England Live just follow our streaming link. if you want to watch this Event you must be gone to the Event Places or need a Satellite tv software and also a laptop or a desktop or i’pad mobile.watch live str...
by online soft pro on Jul 4, 2015

Watch Henley Royal Regatta to be Broadcast Live | British Rowing StreamING on HD TV

watch Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, England Live just follow our streaming link. if you want to watch this Event you must be gone to the Event Places or need a Satellite tv software and also a laptop or a desktop or i’pad mobile.watch live str...
by online soft pro on Jul 4, 2015

Beautiful bluebell woods at Badbury Hill

This year I was determined to find some bluebell woods.  Doing a bluebell wood search online wasn’t really bringing up much near home last year.  The wood near us had nothing , although the verges nearby had loads.  They’re just not very pract...
by Bubbablue and Me on May 21, 2015

Children’s Easter event at Blenheim Palace

I love our Blenheim Palace annual pass, and we certainly make the most of it.  I noticed that over Easter (yes, I’ve only just got round to writing up my Easter goings on) Peter Rabbit was going to be appearing, and as N loves the tv show and his...
by Bubbablue and Me on Apr 24, 2015

Children’s science ideas at Banbury Museum

A couple of weeks ago I finally got round to taking N to Banbury Museum.  I’ve been meaning to for ages because a) I’ve never been and b) they quite often do children’s activities at weekends.  The week we went was a Science Day, with activit...
by Bubbablue and Me on Apr 8, 2015

Counting the Rollright Stones

When I was 3 and before I can even remember, I visited Stonehenge with my parents while on holiday.  I’ve never been back since then, but while at primary school I read quite a few Penelope Lively books, including Whispering Knights.  It was...
by Bubbablue and Me on Mar 27, 2015

Learning local history at Blenheim Palace Untold Story

Winter and cold weather’s all very well, but when you’ve got annual membership for places like National Trust, you don’t want them closed down over the winter months.  Ok, so we could go just for the outdoor bits, but usually we have to travel...
by Bubbablue and Me on Mar 5, 2015

300 victims groomed and assaulted by Oxfordshire gangs, Ten men charged over Rochdale child abuse claim

300 victims groomed and assaulted by Oxfordshire gangs, report findsSerious case review finds failings by police and social services as it identifies hundreds of victims By Telegraph reporterA damning report is expected to disclose that more than 300...

Snow and Tell at the Story Museum Oxford

Over the Christmas period I wanted to take N to the pantomime, but couldn’t get a matinee ticket as they were all sold out.  So I looked around for somewhere else similar to take him. Someone mentioned the Story Museum in Oxford and I saw they...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jan 5, 2015

Meeting Thomas the Tank Engine and Father Christmas at Didcot Railway Station

N’s a funny one with characters from books and tv shows.  Some he seems to love (Peter Rabbit and arghh, Peppa Pig) while others he’s ambivalent to (Thomas the Tank Engine).  With Thomas he seems to love the books more than the tv show (always...
by Bubbablue and Me on Dec 13, 2014

Christmas and art at Blenheim Palace

I have an annual pass at Blenheim Palace.  As you can upgrade free from a day ticket to an annual pass, it’s rude not to if you live near enough to go a couple of times a year.  We’ve not been for a while, but I noticed the Christmas de...
by Bubbablue and Me on Nov 21, 2014

Nature trail at the National Herb Centre

Last weekend we wanted somewhere nearby to visit to make the most of the warm weather.  I’ve not been to the National Herb Centre for years, but decided that we should go and check out the nature trail. The National Herb Centre’s just ou...
by Bubbablue and Me on Oct 2, 2014

Is it a farm? Is it a museum? It’s Cogges Manor Farm

Now we’re moving further into Autumn, I’m expecting our outdoor exploration to take a back step over more indoor activities, or outdoor activities exploring nearer home and on the farm.  We did have a lovely Sunday out at Cogges Manor Farm in W...
by Bubbablue and Me on Sep 23, 2014

Cornbury Festival fun

Last weekend was Cornbury Festival and I decided quite spontaneously a couple of days before, that we would go on the Sunday. It’s less than a half hour drive away cross country, and I’d spotted a great deal on Amazon Local for an adult ticket fo...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jul 9, 2014

Out and about in Oxfordshire – finding those hidden gems

I wouldn’t say I’m a big traveller, or even someone who particularly wants to travel the world (fat chance with a farmer husband anyway!), but I do love to be out and about.  I think it stems from my mum taking us to different places in the UK...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jun 18, 2014

Because sometimes you have to let them hate art

Mother & Child - Johannes Von StrummIf there is one thing that I’ve learned about teenage kids, it is that once they have decided they aren’t interested in something then nothing you can say or do can dissuade them from this point of view.Oh...
by Glen's Life on May 12, 2014


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