Spring is really beginning to be visible, not just in the bulbs, which are beautiful, but in the green everywhere.
Alex had a lunch meeting, so we did not set off for Oxford until later in the afternoon. We took the bus (coach) because it was much cheeper. I don't like it as much as the train, but for that kind of money, and in this case the time is about the same, it does make sense. And our hotel was right at the bus station!
Oxford and Cambridge have a lovely little rivalry, but I think as visitors we can enjoy both. I do think Cambridge is a more livable place, Oxford is bigger and more crowded. But we are not to live here, just visit for the weekend.
The view from our table at the Eagle and Child, the pub famous for meetings of the Inklings. We had a nice dinner. It was quiet, for a pub, because they don't play loud music. The people at the table next to us found that disturbing, I rather liked it.
I always think of the Miter as where Lord Peter Whimsey stays in Gaudy Night. I know he is not real, but Sayers makes Oxford feel real in that book, it is certainly as much a character in the story as anything else, and she has Peter stay at the Miter.