One of Oxfordshire’s treasures: Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace taken from the Great Court.

Blenheim Palace taken from the Great Court.

I mentioned in a previous post that I will have lived in Oxford six years this September. Another thing that has been on my Oxford bucket list since moving here is to visit Blenheim Palace, one of Oxfordshire’s biggest tourist spots. P and I finally did this for the first time in June last year, during the Diamond Jubilee long weekend.

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A night in the cells…2nd anniversary at Malmaison Oxford

Now, I will have lived in Oxford six years this September and one of the things I have wanted to do since moving here is stay at Malmaison Oxford. For those that may be unfamiliar with Malmaison, it’s a chain of unique UK-based city centre boutique hotels. There’s 12 different locations and as Mal’s website likes to quote, they each dare to be different. Different is definitely how I would describe them – you can stay in a converted railway station in Reading, a nurses’ home in London , a Church in Glasgow or…a Royal Mail Sorting Office in Birmingham. Whatever floats you boat I suppose! At Oxford’s hotel you can stay in a prison.  Next door to a castle.  🙂 Continue reading