"....not only dreaming spires in Oxford...." catoxford's Profile

Welcome to my second home

The City of Oxford in Oxfordshire is famous for its dreaming spires.
But I prefer another Oxford. Half town and half country.

I am Russian and live in UK for many years.
From early childhood was travelling (with my family) around Russia.
From Moscow to Kamchatka.....
Later i could add more places and countrys to my list myself.

last adventure was in New Zealand, 5 years ago.
Managed to see all North Island in nearly 3 years.
Beautiful country, wonderful people.
Sadly lost all my photos and journal.
For South Island didn't have time, may be one day will see it.

At pressent I am planning for Ukraine ( Odessa, Kherson, Sevastopol...)
Some of my family there. i will have just 2 weeks in August.

Oxford Castle Unlocked

i am working in historical tourist attraction in Oxford.
Love my job and people who come to see us.
Please come by if you are in the area, wouldn't regret :)

As long as you have 'shades' you are free to ride

We love travel by bike. Sometimes with bikers friends from Germany.
This is my Vulcan Castom 125. Planning to change colour to candy red
to mach my new crash helmet :)

Would love to do Route 66 - America by bike ( can't put it in my wish list here).
Over 2000 miles all the way, so the song tells us. But its well over 2300!

my hobby

i love anything to do with chess.
from collecting chess sets to playing.
one day i would like to try to play big outdoor chess.
somewhere in Germany

"The older I grow, the more I value Pawns."
-- KERES

my interests

I am interested in history big way.
From medieval arms & armour to architecture....

Books about historical places and real people are
the most favourite of mine.
('Maria Antuinette', 'Georgina duchess of Devonshire',
'Stephen and Matilda 1139-53', 'The lives of court physicians,
surgeons & apothecaries', 'Rebels, Pretenders & impostors'.....)

Historical costumes - another interest!
Making some for myself to wear at work
and for our castle guides.

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