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

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. šŸ˜€

Comments: 11

  • August 14, 2016
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    Great post, I enjoyed reading

  • August 14, 2016
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    You are a busy bee! dear Veronica,
    or do I mean Robert? šŸ˜‰
    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

  • August 14, 2016
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    Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun!

  • August 14, 2016
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    Great day for touring your neighbourhood! Just finished watching Inspector Lewis episode — set in Oxford! šŸ™‚

  • August 17, 2016
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    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!

  • August 21, 2016
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    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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