Yesterday was my day off, Tom was working and I hadn't made any plans so I decided to head out to North Parade, a pretty avenue that runs between the Banbury and Woodstock roads, and then I wandered down in to Jericho. North Parade has a fab looking coffee shop, Brew, which I'll have to pop back to try as it was pretty busy when I walked past but I've heard really good things. There is also a wool shop, Oxford Yarn Store, which is very much on my list of places to check out when I have some spending money so yesterday I just drooled over the yarns in the window display!
I walked down in to Jericho, past pastel coloured houses, debating whether I fancied a coffee or a cold drink and not really coming to a decision, it was a really warm, muggy afternoon yesterday and I just couldn't make up my mind! In the end I had a meander at the Woodstock Road shops, treating myself to a cactus plant for our flat, before heading back to North Parade and settling for a ice cold spritzer in the Rose & Crown (pictured above) back garden area. The Rose & Crown is a really cute little pub, I've not been in there before, with a lovely seating area outside with yellow benches, vintage signs and grape vines. I'll definitely head back there again.
When Tom came home we headed out to our local, The Plough, for drinks with friends in the sun before coming home for pizza ;)
Today I am back at work, lots of figures related stuff to do so I'm going to finish my tea and head in to get started, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!