I'm linking up with Kat's blog for this post:
1) Tell us about your home:
Where do you live; (town, state, country that is - obviously not your street address!!) what is it like e.g. do you live by the beach or a lake or in the desert etc..., is it famous for anything in particular (e.g. industry), and maybe what is the climate like etc...
I Live in a small Oxfordshire village east of the city of Oxford in England. There is something that makes my village unique and not many people know about. However, if I told you this and you did a quick google you'd know exactly where I live. What I can say is there is no pub or shop in my village. There is a school, university campus and sports centre there, although controversially they've been named for a neighbouring village. Nearby Oxford is known as the city of dreaming spires and is most famous for it's University. The University of Oxford is made up of a group of colleges and facilities. If you come to Oxford to see the University - you'll really be seeing lots of buildings, parks and museums.
University of Oxford buildings like this are very typical of Oxford
The High, Oxford (Locals tend to drop the 'street' 'road' bits from street names.)
2) What are the houses like in your area. Apartment style, Joined, Semi-detached, Detached etc...
I live in a semi detached stone cottage, which was probably built in the late 18th Century. Whilst their are some very pretty villages in the surrounding area, full of the sorts of cottages you get on chocolate boxes, the village I live in only has a handful of cottages. It does have a lot of houses you'd associate with more suburban areas. It's actually a bit of a mismatch of styles and designs.
My home in the snow - a 3 bed semi detached cottage.
Oxfordshire is quite a small county and with only going a relatively short distance there are so many places to explore. One of my favourite places to go is anywhere along the banks of the river Thames. When the Thames runs through Oxford it's known as the Isis this is where I took part of my online name from. I love the countryside and architecture around Oxfordshire. It differs greatly from the southern parts to the north. I am always a bit amazed by this given that it's not that far between the two. There are lots of things to see and do in Oxfordshire.
The Isis or Thames from Folly Bridge in Oxford
Blenheim Palace - is a World Heritage Site in Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Even in the centre of Oxford there are green spaces to explore like Christchurch Meadow, University Parks or the University of Oxford botanic gardens.
Border in University of Oxford Botanic Gardens.
4) How do most people travel around your town/city? E.g. subway, bus, bike, what are the most popular styles of car.
In the city of Oxford it's quite common (although I think far too dangerous) to cycle. Living in a rural area I have to go about a mile to get a bus into Oxford in one direction and small market town in the other. The buses tend to go every half hour in the day and are the most economical way to travel. However, after about 5pm the buses get infrequent so not so good for a night out in the city. I don't like to drive into Oxford because I'm a bit wussy about driving and Oxford is a very busy city. There is also limited parking and what there is, is ridiculously expensive. Living in a rural area like I do you really need to drive or do your shopping online. It's a couple of miles to my nearest supermarket.
5) Is there a type of food that would be quintessential to where you live? E.g. a famous local produce etc...
I can't really think of any food that's particular to this part of the world. The north Oxfordshire town of Banbury has lent its name to Banbury Cakes and there are various cheeses etc with Oxford in the title. Frank Coopers Marmalade was made at the Jam factory in Oxfordshire and that's world famous. Curiously enough there are several breweries and vineyards in Oxfordshire.
I hope you've enjoyed learning a bit more about me and where I live. If you have any questions about the area or if something isn't clear please ask!