A 5am vantage point

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

The weather in Oxford today is incredible, right from the very start at 5am we've had an amazing blue sky (yes I did see 5am). It's really not the kind of day where you want to be stuck in an office, but that is where I am right now...

Today I released that I've got used to Oxford, I overlook it's architecture, it's history, it's look and feel. It is now very easy to cycle down the high street and just take for granted what I'm cycling past, how beautiful the city and surrounding area is. Recently I've rediscovered the countryside around Oxford as I have been cycling further out. Today I rediscovered the beauty from the inside.

This morning, May 1st, I took part in the May Morning celebrations that are traditional within Oxford. Rising early (that's the 5am part) and joining many of the residents in the city centre, I spent a lot of the morning just enjoying watching the sun rise up about the buildings. Over lunch today I escaped the office for a short while, climbed out of a window on the roof, and just sat looking out across some of the Oxford skyscape while working my way though a sandwich.

Sometimes it just takes a new perspective, seeing things from a different vantage point, to remind you of the things you so easily miss.

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