Happy May Day from Oxford

Tuesday May 1st 2012

Happy May Day to all my readers.

As you may know, May Day is celebrated with some ferocity in Oxford – drinking, dancing, dressing up. It starts with a choir greeting the dawn from the top of Magdalene Tower and continues with dancing in the  streets.

It’s been raining all night here – thunder, lightning, hail – so it’s pretty soggy. We saw this charming wet bull in St Giles at about 8.30 am. Need I say more…

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  1. Isy Aweigh says:

    In California, it’s May 5th that’s the big day — Cinco de Mayo, with barbecue (or rather barbacoa), flowers, parades,, tequila and beer!