Vaccination photo to illustrate blog post by Yang-May Ooi on Oxford Moments

One of over 30 million ¦ Oxford Moments

Author Yang-May Ooi reflects on what it means for her to take up the first dose of the vaccination against Covid-19. One of over 30 million ¦ Oxford Moments A couple of weeks ago, I heard on the…

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Kids walking to illustrate a blog post about going back to school after lockdown by author Yang-May Ooi

Welcoming Back the Rhythm of the Street ¦ Oxford Moments

Author Yang-May Ooi reflects on how street rhythms can give us a sense of well-being and help us feel at home in our neighbourhood. Welcoming Back the Rhythm of the Street ¦ Oxford Moments At first, I wasn’t…

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Swirls by Jane Gallagher, Florence Park Chalking, to illustrate a blog post by Yang-May Ooi about Chalky

Chalking Back To Happiness ¦ Oxford Moments

Playful chalk drawings seem to magically appear in Oxford’s Florence Park from time to time, only to be washed away by the rain… and replaced not long after by other delightful drawings and poems. Writer Yang-May Ooi finds…

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Wok frying to illustrate Curry Pasties, The Taste of Two Homes by writer Yang-May Ooi ¦ Oxford Moments blog

Curry Pasties, The Taste of Two Homes ¦ Oxford Moments

On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing like the taste of home to warm the tummy, says writer Yang-May Ooi. But what is the taste of home if “home” is made up of more than one place?  Curry…

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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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