This Week on Oxford Road: the Workhouse Coffee Company

What a gauzy-blue, summer-breezed day. September is really whacking the irony-meter this year. Everything became glorious on the first day the kids went back to school. Well, no complaints here. No school uniforms in the Jeffcoat wardrobes, yet. Instead, Henry and I walked into town, ran a few errands - let's sit down sometime and … Continue reading This Week on Oxford Road: the Workhouse Coffee Company

This Week on Oxford Road: OpenHand OpenSpace art centre

'RIGHT', I said, picking McSnottyBaby up from his fourth banged head, 'that's it. We're walking to Tesco'. This is because, if you hadn't noticed from the frequency of Tesco references on this blog, going to the supermarket is the cure for all our ills. It gets us out of the house. Henry gets to sit … Continue reading This Week on Oxford Road: OpenHand OpenSpace art centre

This Week on Oxford Road: Arty Giraffe

This has been a bit of an odd day. I made the mistake of starting the second Hunger Games book last night at about 9pm, which meant that I had to carry on reading it until it had finished, which was the early hours of the morning. And then I compounded this foolishness by making … Continue reading This Week on Oxford Road: Arty Giraffe

This Week on Oxford Road: Elle’s Baguettes

Today felt like a day for exploring. The sun streamed through the windows, we were up and ready so early that Henry had a 9am nap - hello, what? - and we found ourselves with a spare hour before lunchtime. Pausing only to eat some vanilla cheesecake (I don't need a reason) I stashed him in the pushchair … Continue reading This Week on Oxford Road: Elle’s Baguettes

This Week on Oxford Road: Needful Things

I'm pretty sure that every town has an Oxford Road. You know the sort. A road with a bit of...atmosphere. With flavourful characters shambling up and down it at 4am. With hundreds of random shops selling world cuisine and personal injury claims. With at least two establishments you're fairly sure are Houses of Ill Repute, unless … Continue reading This Week on Oxford Road: Needful Things