Mud, Mud Everywhere ¦ Oxford Moments

Once a London city-slicker, writer Yang-May Ooi revels in the glories offered by mud, mud and more mud in the local environs of Oxford. Mud, Mud Everywhere ¦ Oxford Moments One of the attractions for me of moving…

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Trees in Snow to illustrate Is My Wardrobe Enchanted? by Yang-May Ooi in her Oxford Moments blog

Is My Wardrobe Enchanted? ¦ Oxford Moments

All this talk of enchantment during times of crisis (see this blog’s previous posts Rose Lane, Pathway to Enchantment and The Enchantment of Christchurch Meadow) prompts writer Yang-May Ooi to think about fantasies of escape from ordinary life …

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Sylvia Vetta and Yang-May Ooi - Creative Conversations podcast

Oxford, the Hollywood of Stories – Sylvia Vetta CCV0402 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast] and Oxford Moments

When we think of Oxford, we tend to think of the city created by the University, with its dreaming spires and architecture of learning. But there is a whole lot more to explore. Oxford is also the Hollywood…

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Merton College from Christchurch Meadow - to illustrate "The Enchantment of Christchurch Meadow" by writer Yang-May Ooi on her blog "Oxford Moments"

The Enchantment of Christchurch Meadow ¦ Oxford Moments

With change comes uncertainty. Uncertainty churns up fear and distress. Walking through Rose Lane into Christchurch Meadow, writer Yang-May Ooi discovers how the enchantment of nature  can give us a moment of calm and personal power in times…

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Rose Lane Oxford - Oxford Moments blog by Yang-May Ooi

Rose Lane, Pathway to Enchantment ¦ Oxford Moments

A walk through Oxford. A personal moment of crisis in the midst of a continuing national and international one. And a pathway to hope and enchantment. Writer Yang-May Ooi reflects on change and letting go of the past.…

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Yarn bomb on lamp post and flower pot to illustrate a post by Yang-May Ooi, Knitwear for Lamp Posts, on the Oxford Moments Blog

Knitwear for Lamp Posts ¦ Oxford Moments

Writer Yang-May Ooi discovers fashionista street furniture in Oxford. Knitwear for Lamp Posts ¦ Oxford Moments Out on my Sunday walk this weekend, I came upon this nattily dressed lamp post with its equally chic companion flower pot.…

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Bicycle in a field - to illustrate Surprised by Sandford Lock by Yang-May Ooi in her blog Oxford Moments

Surprised by Sandford Lock ¦ Oxford Moments

Fed up with unpacking and trying to sort her new house in Oxford, writer Yang-May Ooi takes off on a surprising cycle ride. Surprised by Sandford Lock ¦ Oxford Moments A few weeks after I moved into my…

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"Feeling homey now my books and stuff are up in my new house" - Oxford Moments, a multimedia blog by Writer Yang-May Ooi

Making a New Home in Oxford ¦ Oxford Moments

Writer & Podcaster Yang-May Ooi starts an old-fashioned blog about her new home city. Part journal, part local travelogue, the blog follows her exploration of Oxford, its people and places and what it is like to make a…

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Steve Slack, heritage interpreation consultant, joins writer Yang-May Ooi on the Creative Conversations podcast

Behind the Scenes in the Museum World – Steve Slack, author of Interpreting Heritage CCV0401 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]

What do ABBA, Hadrian’s Wall and Grecian Urns have in common? They are all part of the world’s heritage. Steve Slack, writer and heritage interpretation consultant joins Creative Conversations host, Yang-May Ooi in this first episode of 2021…

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Kristian Morgan with Yang-May Ooi, Creative Conversations podcast

Kristian Morgan on The Natural High of Running CCV0309 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]

Ultrarunner and personal trainer Kristian Morgan talks to Creative Conversations host Yang-May Ooi about the natural high that comes from physical activity and running – and also shares his adventures running two of the most challenging endurance races…

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