Oxford, Day 20: Old Parsonage Hotel

Originally posted June 15, 2012, this blog post series is an undergraduate short-term study abroad trip in Oxford, UK in partnership with Salve Regina University and St. Clare’s Oxford. The blog post may have been edited for clarity and updated with relevant travel information and links.

Since getting WiFi and hot water back in the dorm, I stayed in for most of the day. For lunch, I cooked the rest of the vegetarian sausages with tomato sauce and boiled some tortellini. I had the sauce and sausage simmering on the stove for a few hours, so by the time it was ready to eat, everything mixed together well.

Then I went to afternoon tea at the Old Parsonage Hotel with a few other girls from the dorm. I ordered “light tea”–a pot of tea, a plain scone, and a raisin scone served with butter and jam. The other girls ordered “high tea,” which includes miniature sandwiches and bite-size pastries in addition to the scones. Thankfully, I ate my “College Cuisine: Semi-Homemade Sauce” so I was not tempted by the sweets too badly (although their pastries looked so delicious!)

Tomorrow is the London trip and watching Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Globe Theatre. I would like to do the basic, touristy bus tour of London and visit the Christian Louboutin exhibit at the London Design Museum. An ambitious goal would be trying to see the kickstart of London’s first Menswear calendar. Yesterday, the Prince of Wales opened the ceremony in St. James’s Palace. Since the Women’s collections will not be shown until Monday, it would be cool to try to make it there.

Tomato Sauce and Tortellini
The Old Parsonage Hotel
Raisin and Plain Scones

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