last weekend we visited our granddaughter. It is hard to believe that she is already half way through her degree.
On looking up I spotted one of Anthony Gormley's cast iron men. There are some on Crosby beach north of Liverpool, Cuxhaven Germany, De Panne Belgium, and in an olive grove in Catanzaro Italy, I have also seen several scattered around Stavanger Norway - they appear to be springing up in the most unlikely places.
We walked past the ancient university walls until we came upon the entrance to her college.
The colleges distinctive neo-gothic red, white and black brick buildings designed by William Butterfield.
Senior Common Room
Library - top 4 images wikipedia
We clambered up the well worn stone stairway to her room.
There was a happy group of us - her parents, brother, sister, and boyfriend. We love the fact that she is so obviously enjoying herself as well as working hard.
We all went off to have lunch together at an Italian Restaurant, returning later to her room for tea and cake, before going our separate ways, and leaving her to her studies.
Wandering off we decided that the day was far too cold to hang around.
The warm sunny days at the beginning of the week had given way to a wind that felt distinctly Siberian.
As we turned a corner who should we bump into but Imran Khan, surrounded by several smart male associates on his way to address the Oxford Union. A handsome and dashing looking 61 year old, who, according to the weekend papers seems destined to be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.