Hold on to your seat, this is a long post from me.
It has taken 47 years but in the past three months I have finally managed to get to Oxford and Cambridge University.
OK, maybe not to study but taking students and attending a teacher's conference will do.
In April I stayed at Magdalene College, Cambridge and this week I stayed at Christ Church College, Oxford.
It is one of the few perks of the job but we do get to see behind the scenes and stay in the hallowed halls where we can imagine, just for a short while, what it would have been like to follow the road less travelled.
This dreaming spire of Christ Church Cathedral was the view from my room.
This is the route I followed to dine in the Great Hall for lunch, dinner and breakfast.
This is another view from the walkway.
And this is what I wore for dinner.
Here is the Great Hall in Christ Church where we dined.
If it looks familiar, it is probably because you have seen it before in the Harry Potter films.
This hall was recreated by the film studios.
Here I am waiting for a few of the students to arrive for dinner.
This is what I wore on day two when the students were given free rein to visit colleges of their choice in Oxford.
I chose to visit Worcester College as it was the setting for this novel I have just read which is set in and around the college.
These Medieval cottages overlooking the Quad are used by first year undergraduates and are mentioned in the novel.
As is the Lake.
But what about clothes you may ask.
Did I stick to my promise to keep my purse clasped or did I weaken in Whistles?
I will let you know in the next post!
Jacket - Matalan
T-Shirt - Dorothy Perkins
Off the shoulder top - Asos
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Clarks
Scarf - Next
Skirt - South