Monday, May 20, 2019

Birthday Girl in Oxford

Happy Birthday to my Darling Wife!

Today we were up early and Al opened her cards and presents, before we got the train into Oxford.
It was only a 10 minute journey and our first though was breakfast.. Al loves her books so we went into Waterstones and there they had a café. It was a coffee and a croissant and a good chat on planning the day..
The Ashmolean Museum had some paintings on show from Samuel Palmer who lived in Shoreham in Kent, where Alison was born..
You can see Shoreham in these pictures today even though they were painted in the 18th Century..

From there it was time to get Al a shopping fix and Del brought some bits and pieces that she liked..

It was then time to drink, so we went to Dirty Bones which is a cocktail bar up on the terraces, and it just so happened that happy hour had started at midday.

After drinks you just have to eat, and just a short walk away was Mowgli's, an Indian tapas restaurant we like..

This gave us some time to have more drinks in a pub opposite the new theatre, where Del had brought some tickets to see the musical CLUB Tropicana, which was all 80's music..
It turned out to be very cheesy, but so very funny, we really enjoyed it..

We still had an hour to wait for our train when we came out, so another drink was in order till it arrived.


Stuart said...

Happy Birthday Al, hope you both had a great day

nb Chuffed said...

Happy birthday Al! The post reminded me of the cottage at Stockton Top - Club Toplockiana over the gate!
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday being spoilt by your brloved.
We enjoyed Oxford and visited the museums and castle there by hopping on a bus from Kidlington.
We dined at Wetherspoon's Four Candles though!
K&A xx

tony said...

all the best kids are born in may Al

Del and Al said...

Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes :-)