Wednesday 16 November 2011

Banbury - but should be in Oxford when this is published today

I am more than a bit behind with the blog and am getting into trouble as we are turning up at places before we are expected - so position update - Wednesday am at Shipton/Thrupp. Intending to drop into Oxford today.
Many, many years ago I lived in Banbury for 2 years as a student at  the art college – it’s good to come back as a visitor and get a fresh prospective. It really is a lovely town.
The eggs are a lot cheaper too! approaching Spiceball Park they had their own free range eggs for sale at £1.50 per dozen. Now that’s value.
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We enjoyed Ye Ole Reindeer Inn, but not the price of the guest ale, ‘Flagship’, at £4.00 per pint. The normal Hooky Ales – Old and Gold – were at the (what is fast becoming) more usual price of £3.30 per pint
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We were also given a tour of the Globe Room which was dismantled for safety during the blitz and then re-assembled. It’s now owned by the Council although it’s part of the pub building. Well, I think that’s the story but It was all too quick and complicated for my poor little brain to keep up with!
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Here we are moored on the left, Beefur behind and MR in front. Nemo and Daisy had to make do with the bushes and gardens around the Social Club for one night – they’d had more than enough mice recently anyway. Sue deserved a good night’s sleep and a break from the mouse catching night watch.
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G had an eye test in the morning and we stocked up with veg at the market before watering, re-stocking at Morrison’s and moving out to Aynho. We wanted to be down at my friend Wendy’s at Kirtlington for the weekend so decided to push on.. we all know what happens when you make a plan….

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