I hope you don't mind that lately my blog posts are mainly pictures & a few words - life is so busy right now but I do love keeping up with all of your blogs & I don't want to neglect mine either!
Yesterday Tamzin & I had a day trip to Oxford by train - our aim was to visit the Oxford Natural History Museum & the Pitt Rivers Museum which is in the same building.
First of all we had to attend to the horses, then rush home to 'de-horse', shower & get dressed in civilised (ie: not muddy!) clothes & off we went to the station. We jumped on the train & the first thing we did was buy bacon rolls & coffee for breakfast as we were starving!
A short hour & a quarter later we were in Oxford & off we went to the museums & what a treat they were. I only took a few photos as I was mesmerised by the fabulous collections there.
This march of skeletons was fascinating with animals ranging in size from a pig to an elephant. They look amazingly prehistoric without their flesh & fur!
The Pitt Rivers collection was just fabulous with everything from tribal embroidery & beadwork to ancient saddles & shrunken heads all in glass cabinets stuffed to the gills. The museum is kept quite dark so you are given a torch to help you see the labels & details better.
I would highly recommend a visit if you are interested in natural history & anthropology - well worth a trip!
The end of the day wasn't quite as enjoyable as there were problems with a section of the line so it ended up taking us 3 hours to get home.
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