Oxford on University ‘Matriculation day’
On Saturday at the end of the first week of term, Oxford really looked like a university city. Reason: Matriculation day (a tradition unknown in Belgian universities).
During a sunny summer-like weekend (yes, this happens!), I found time for a nice walk along the Oxford Canal.
I even enjoyed a lovely lunch outside with a delicious spinach-avocado salad: some British cooks are superb! For someone born in the capital of beer (Inbev still has its Headquarters in Leuven), the local brewed beer was excellent, and I was surprised to get my dish accompanied by Belgian-looking chips (even if served without mayonnaise).
From my room, I regularly see squirrels: grey ones (American import…, seen by locals as a ‘pest’), and the nice cute dark brown ones. The easy way to spot them is by seeing branches moving. Also in the University Parks, they are quite ubiquitous!