Thursday’s Special: PICK A WORD IN DECEMBER

Paula’s last pick a word this year and my choice is Sagacious (and yes I did have to look it up)

The Bodleian Library is one of the worlds oldest libraries at the heart of Oxford’s historic University. The Library opened in 1602 and has since been used as a working library belonging to the University of Oxford. Discover the Divinity School, a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture and the oldest teaching and examination hall in the University.

Source: Experience Oxford

Thursday’s Special | Sagacious 

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

40 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: PICK A WORD IN DECEMBER”

    1. I have only spent a day there, we went for a weekend for my birthday one year stayed just outside the city in a lovely pub renowned for its food. The colleges are really grand.

      1. Same for me with Cambridge. Becky’s organising a get together with Anabel in the Spring and she’s just suggested I join them in Oxford. You game? 🙂

        1. It’s a long way to Oxford, but I might be in Surrey in spring at some point so if the dates coincide I’d be happy to pop up 🙂

        2. Well spring and summer are the best times of the year here. And autumn. I suppose it all depends on the sale of your house?

        3. I lost an hour of my life yesterday and all I was doing was looking for a pair of woollen tights! Forays into old Polish Christmas cards and ‘memorabilia’. I know- now you think I must keep my tights in a funny place. I never did find them 🙂

  1. wow – you have touched me by this special post – I remember my old days when I obtained my master degree by Oxford…You made me cry!!

  2. Phew . . .glad I wasn’t the only one who had to look it up!! Saw a glimpse of the outside on Tuesday, but was late for lunch so didn’t have time to stop.

    1. You were in Oxford? I loved the area around the colleges, but not so impressed with the High Street. Cambridge on the other hand is charming.

      1. Totally agree….Oxford too big and too busy for me. Cambridge would be perfect if it wasn’t for those easterly winds!

  3. That library is so iconic. They almost always tried to feature it in every episode of ‘Inspector Morse’. A temple of wisdom indeed, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. Oh brilliant, Jude 🙂 I know the site and remember the library building well although we only darted by it being rushed by two nervous tour guides. It is so nice to see we’ve been to same locations. Thank you so much. xx

      1. Teehee…I knew you wouldn’t be completely bereft of an inkling! And what’s Jo on about re a rendezvous in Oxford??

        1. I think this is something Becky and Anabel have been talking about – you know what it’s like! I don’t think a town/city has been decided upon as yet 😉

  5. Lovely take on the Radcliff Camera housing the Bodleian library, Jude. The building is amazingly beautiful. I visited Oxford for the first time a couple of weeks ago and this building was my number one must see. We arrived late in the afternoon so we went back the next day for photography. I climbed the church tower opposite the library to get the best view. Siri, Selma and Klausbernd stayed on the ground. When I got to the very top I decided I MUST to do something about my fitness …
    Have a lovely Sunday!

    1. Haha… I gave up climbing church towers years ago Dina and castle turrets! All those awkward stairs don’t help. But a great idea to get a good view.

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