Shoes – Emma Cook for Topshop, Sweater & cut black jeans & black Outerwear Sweater – Zara, Bumbag – ASOS, Coat – Kappahl

I’ve had this post draft open by my bedside for about 30 hours – I have the flu equivalent of a death sentence in the 17th Century, or at least that’s what I like telling everyone around me to evoke sympathy and donations. (Le boyfriend keeps asking if he can have my DVD collection once I die) But when you’re 1) horizontal in bed and 2) 39 degrees and steamin’ from the ears, coherent sentences don’t come together, especially not for a blog entry. As I was drifting in and out of sleep the photos above started to merge into one dream and in a state of semi-high I somehow managed to relive this day trip I took to Oxford visiting Jen with Jill and Kit. Of course, this being a dream the trees were broccoli and Harry Potter was frolicking in the field with the cows (bits of HP were shot in Oxford)… but what an awesome way to re-experience a wonderful day in a beautiful city.

BTW, remember to get your annual flu shot, because as cool as it sounds to stay in bed the whole day and pick your own dream subject (should’ve watched Avatar…) to feel like you’re going to DIE is not very pleasant.

Shots of moi by Jen, thank you!

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  1. those are some gorgeous shots there! but health comes first! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  2. I love your friend’s camera strap!

    ps hope you feel better!

  3. …is just my favourite place in the entire world. The open day was only one thing: mesmerising; and you’ve certainly captured that in the photos! I saw Jill and the others post about it and couldn’t wait to see yours, there’s just that stalkerish element in me that wants to see a gathering in multiple dimensions. Did you go round any of the colleges? If you haven’t had the chance – visit Magdalen and University College (where HP was filmed) – but remember to take me with you ;)

    And on 39 degrees – sending lots of warmth, extra blankets and sympathy DVDs your way! Because I had that bitter experience last Monday and I literally thought I was going to die…how very festive.

  4. Thekla

    nicee:)

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  5. Woah you’re making it sound like you’re suffering from a black plague of some sort. Hope you feel better by the early wake up call, I haven’t slept for one night (well I slept for 47 mins) due to responding emails half way round the globe about work.

    Bahhh shame we didn’t make it to Bicester Village or swim in the river.

  6. Susie

    Beautiful photos. Fantastic. Feel better

  7. The photos are so gorgeous! You’ve captured little elements of Oxford that I’ve never even noticed. That really was such a lovely day. Was such fun to have you guys over.

    Really hope you are starting to feel better soon!
    xx

  8. Mother goose, mother goose!
    What gorgeous pictures, Oxford truly is beautiful.

    Hope you’re feeling better, lots of tea should help?

  9. Can I split the DVD collection with le BF? Poor Shini, you wanted this flu so badly and now.. I forgot how hideous it is, it really is awful, but the bad part doesn’t last forever. I love these photos so much apart from the one of me – I really hate it, I must say! – but man, those are gorgeous shots. It really was the most magic dream like day, it’s inspiring me to do another post, as there are more shots I haven’t shown.

    Isn’t it funny, all 4 of us with cameras, and its like with memories: we share the same images, and yet we see different things… I love those broccoli leaves. And that tree in the mist. I’m going to do another post this week and call it Shini’s dream.

    Oh! and the surprise of going to Jamie’s and seeing Fred and his wonderful news.

    Feel better & fly safely and then get lots of rest once you’re home. xxx

  10. Haha I’d like to think this post is a good omen cos I just had my interviews for Oxford and am awaiting either an offer or rejection. I too took photos of the Bridge of sighs and the Radcliffe camera- Oxford’s just soo beautiful! xx

  11. poor thing!
    ————
    beautiful pics tho. Very moody with all the clouds and dark colors. Maybe its a reflection of how you’re feeling… – allison

  12. Getting sick is no good! I love the cozy comfy feeling of these pictures.

  13. Get well soon :)

  14. oh| oh| i want that english breakfast (fed up with italian cornetto&cappuccino) and english tea at 17 (fed up with italian apperitivo) i guess i miss england :/
    xoxo from rome
    K.
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  15. I adore Oxford, it’s so beautiful and so English! Those wedges and your duffel coat are gorgeous ^_^

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  16. I love Oxford, it’s so beautiful and so English!

    Get well soon!!

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  17. goodness, even when you write about your misery, your blog such a joy to read. exceptionally envious (though not of the flu.)
    i hope you get well soon, shini!

  18. I’m ill too… I had 39 degrees yesterday and thought about death… hahah, what a depression!

  19. awesome post! the pics are great!

  20. Aw, girl get well soon.

    Lovely post and just think about how you will kick you bfs behind as soon as you’ve recovered enough for it, for eyeing your DVDs. This will speed up recovery, I guess or at least it would speed up mine.

    Cheers.

  21. i was in Oxford during my summer holidays in England, wonderful town indeed! these photos just reminded me of that amazing feeling of carefreeness, these two great weeks i spent there and all that stuff. i wish i could go back in time!

  22. awwww get better soon, remember to hydrate LOTS. sigh…i really wanna go there, it looks so romantic and i could do with an hearty english brekkie!

  23. absolute fantastic photography. and i LOVE your layout and blog. so great. I’ll surely be back ;)
    have a great week
    x

  24. beautiful city..it is…amazing photos and its quite sad that you got the flu…but i must say eye flu is wayy worse…i can’t even open my eyes….
    anyways…loving your shoes….and hope you get well soon..wouldn’t want you not bloggging…
    bisous..:)

  25. can i just say that the scenery shots are so good that oxford city council should use some of them in their tourist brochure.
    get well soon!

  26. Oh David you’re so kind! x

  27. get well soon!!!!!! and you made me wanna go to oxford now.. very soon! damn I fell in love. the pics are incredible and I wanna eat everything on the pics. you should start tourist guides for some cities actually! everytime I see your pics I wanna be exactly the places you have been to.

  28. Vanessa

    Hope you feel better soon! Flu is awful awful. Keep warm & hydrated. Although I did get the flu shot this year (and yes, true, did NOT get the flu), I got the most awful chest infection that lasted for a month. I didn’t even know you could bruise your ribs from coughing like that before.

    But nevermind, at least your dreams are punctuated by pretty pictures and not audio! Nothing worse than repeating audio dreams. Jeez! Not a very comforting comment is it? I do mean it – hope you get better soon!!!

  29. Gloria

    aw :( Sorry to hear you’re sick! Well, at least you’ll feel like a new person once it blows over. Plus, you can catch up on any shows you’ve missed with the extra time and not feel as guilty!

  30. these are amazing shots, i used to live in oxford a while ago, thanks for sharing these photos, brought me so many nice memories

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    x

  31. Beautiful pics. I’m now terribly craving for an exciting short trip.

  32. I hope you’re fully recovered now! The last time I had proper flu (not just a bad cold) I texted a friend to say ‘if I die in the night, I want you to know that you’ve always been a good mate’. Bit melodramatic but I felt awful. Anway. Nice pictures. Oxford is dreamy to visit.

  33. Rose

    Hi! I want to ask you – isn`t your bum bag too wide for you? I have such a problem with mine and wonder what should I do…
    Greetings,
    Rose

  34. Hi Rose, yes it is quite wide! If I wanted to wore like I did in the above photo, at my waist and not at the hip I have to pull out the lead further than where there are holes and just almost make a knot to secure it!

  35. These are such gorgeous photos!!

  36. Hi! I’ve just found your blog and it’s amazing! Really beautiful pictures and I love the stylings! I hope you get well soon:)

  37. You really make me want to visit Oxford ! very nice pics

  38. Loving the shoes!

  39. I’ve never been to the UK but following your blog makes me yearn for English breakfasts complete with scones and tea and actual silverware instead of the SoCal standard of bagels and Starbucks. LOVE your blog, especially appreciative of your super natural insight and rhetoric…I’m a FAN! :D

    -Julie

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