Lately: Car port, Oxford, and lunch at The Vaults, plus video!

August 14, 2016

Hello everyone,

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It’s been quite the busy week round here. We’ve (when I say we, I mean Robert), have chopped down an apple tree.

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It was a hard decision to chop it down, mainly because it was such a hardy and healthy tree, but we planned to put a carport up against the garage and, as much as we loved the occasional apple crumble, the best thing for us was to remove the tree.

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So down it came. The wood will be used for fire wood plus a little of it will be handed out to friends for carving.
And the best thing is that Robert won’t have to pick up millions of apples from the ground.

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Speaking of the apples, I put out a great big bin full for anyone to help themselves and some people did.

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After several days of apple tree, clean up and building the foundations for our new carport, we took a trip into Oxford for the Thursday vintage and antique market.

We were after a hat or two for our costumes for Saturday’s Retro Festival.

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We were not very successful with the hats, so went to have lunch at one of our favourite cafes, The Vaults.

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The Vaults is a basement room under St Mary the Virgin church dating back to 1320. It served as the first ever library in Oxford belonging to the university of Oxford.

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Now our friend Will Pouget runs the space as the most amazing organic cafe.

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We ate our lunch on the patio and Will came for a lovely chat.

Here is a little video of our day:

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On our way home we drove thru the neighbouring village of Appleton and I picked up enough beautiful dahlias from one of the roadside stands for four bouquets.

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The post and video from our Retro Festival day coming tomorrow. 😀

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11 Comments

  • Reply Jill August 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Great post, I enjoyed reading

    • Reply Veronica August 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much Jill 😀

  • Reply Ariane Reichardt August 14, 2016 at 11:55 am

    You are a busy bee! dear Veronica,
    or do I mean Robert? 😉
    I’d like to make a crumble tonight.
    Beautiful dahlias! and your video! gosh! Thank you, it’s beautiful. One day, one day…
    (is Robert the British part of you as a couple? You sounds more ‘Canadian’, I think)

    Love,
    Ariane
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    • Reply Veronica August 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much Ariane. Yes, Robert is the British one…he’s actually Scots but has the most beautiful accent. Apple crumbles are so good! I hope you make one soon.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks August 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun!

    • Reply Veronica August 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      We are Debra, but also a lot of work! 😀

  • Reply Patricia August 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Great day for touring your neighbourhood! Just finished watching Inspector Lewis episode — set in Oxford! 🙂
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  • Reply Veronica August 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Oh did you? I love watching the episodes where they walk around Oxford. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein August 17, 2016 at 3:54 am

    oh Robert really does need a new hat .. or is that bit of a hole for air conditioning?????? and i love that old cars come to be rebuilt or repurposed … such a great service!

    • Reply Veronica August 19, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      OH I know…lol. But he loves this one and similar are really hard to find. Besides, it makes him look like Indiana Jones. 😀

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm August 21, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Gorgeous images V. An organic cafe .. How good is that! ? it must have been hard to chop out the apple tree .. A tough decision I bet

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