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