As it is not the first time I am in Oxford, the novelty of being here has worn off quite quickly. So I am looking into filling up my week-ends with other activities then just the touristy ones (which I am saving for when Jesper is visiting me). As a consequence, I will spend one week-end in London, one in Edinburgh and half of another in Manchester. I am looking forward to all of them.
However I decided to stay in Oxford this week-end as I didn’t want to miss the first social activities. After a failed attempt to join a run for cancer research, we settled for meeting in the main park today. The guys played some sort of football with a volley ball (ingenious, right?) while most of the girls and some of the lazy guys where watching the game while sitting on the grass. Due to the amazing weather we had, I ended up freezing so I suggested we go for some warm drink. Even though only 13 of us went for a drink, we still had some difficulties finding a place that could fit us all.
So me not leaving Oxford paid off! And it wasn’t just because of the park meeting we had, but also due to an amazing Saturday I had yesterday. Credit for that goes to James. He suggested we meet and cook something together. As he likes to experiment with food (he has a nice blog on cooking), he thought it would be interesting to make éclairs and confectionery candy (rhubarb and custard). It was very interesting to try cooking things which people normally don’t make at home. And I have to say we ended up with some nice products! We finished they day with some Romanian dinner that I prepared.