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Mill Street: it’s at the tāntrik crossroads

As a practising tāntrik ( see www.shivashakti.com) I find myself most fortunate to live in Mill Street, Oxford – the mill mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales a long time ago.

At the end  of my road is a crossroads, and the Osney cemetery is ideal for tāntrik practices and close to a river.  It’s also haunted by owls, bats, badgers  and bhūtas (the spirits) and pretas (phantoms).   I’ve heard that brahma rakshas occupy the dying oaks round here. Even more ideal, is that the crossroads has a bridge to civilisation across the railway, as you pass by Stephen Clarke’s Cherwell College. A magnificent edufice (sic).

Crossroads, cemeteries and being close to a river are the hallmarks of the highly respected Indian goddess (devī) Kālī.   You are always welcome here! Read more about the goddess Kālī here.

Banana plant attempts to break through Oxford’s “glass ceiling”

THE PLUCKY banana plant, no doubt, will have its nadgers frozen when the frost starts.

But it continues to entertain!

bananas

Mill Street, the Wall and Cherwell College

I AM NOT entirely sure the venerable Oxford Mail got the whole story about this, but hey, WTF. We only live here. ♥

Students’ hall turns into boutique hotel

geese

You might remember we wrote here on Volesoft a year or two back about the wall that was being built at the bottom of the gardens between numbers 17 to 41 Mill Street.What a racket, since January, and no promise of either a champagne or a cava reception! Typical Oxford.

Yes, it has been delayed and the student accommodation has turned into a boutique hotel, according to the Cherwell College web site.

What is the Cherwell College? Well you can find it on the UK Company House   site. The company number is 07730348.

Originally, this was going to be a place where Bellerbys students could have a nap and consider their futures going to universities and that.

But now it has morphed. And according to Stephen Clarke, ex-UK diplomat, is it going to be a centre of excellence for the children of billionnaires.

Poor kids! Imagine that the kids of billionnaires find themselves opposite  the back gardens of plebs! And in a boutique hotel, sandwiched between the railway station and Mill Street residents.

Stephen Clarke – the proprietor of Cherwell College,  graced us with his presence at famous Mill Street pub the Kite earlier this week. Stephen said this was a place for billionaires’ kids  to come. Discipline would be strict.

One resident said that when Stephen Clarke mentioned the warden taking care of these students, he referred to the ‘Manager’. It seems that what he actually meant  was the Hotel Manager of the Boutique Hotel (i.e. the new building).