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May 27, 2017 - Day 8 - Cambridge - Colleges & Punting

My day in Cambridge started with checking out the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge and has over half a million incredible artworks in its collection. The collection expands decades and has pieces from all over the world. I really loved the Egyptian section as I had never had a chance to see a real sarcophagus in person before. From there I hoped on another hop on hop off bus to check out all of Cambridge. It was great seeing all the colleges and even the outer edges...

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May 7, 2017 - Cambridge

A lovely interesting day but how I wish I had a pedometer as I feel I've walked many miles (and even more ki's). After a large breakfast, but not the full English, I headed for the Botanic gardens which are part of the University. Set in 40 acres they are not far from the Station area where I'm staying but I walked a little further than necessary having missed a turning - streets run at various angles, not a grid pattern at all. To my surprise there was an entrance fee but given that these gardens are considered second only to the Kew...

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May 6, 2017 - Cambridge

Train from Gatwick to St Pancras, across the road to Kings Cross Station where the information board was watched by many people and when the platform for the Cambridge train came up there was a charge to platform 0. I don't know if there was something special happening or if this express Saturday train is always packed, but there seemed to be groups including one which I take was a bucks party with groom to be in pink bike shorts and tutu - well that's my reading of it. Outside the station at Cambridge was an information stand with...

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Feb 28, 2017 - January and February 2017

After coming back from Spain we spent January and February near Cambridge. Heather’s Mum was recovering from her fall and was back home but there was a lot of things we had to sort out within her bungalow for her to continue to live independently. At times it was an uphill battle but between Heather and her sister things got sorted. We did manage to get a few days out and of course visited the rest of the family.

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Oct 19, 2016 - Busy October

Has been a busy October. Coach has had its annual engine service, MOT and repairs/refurbishment done. Visited Tony' sister and husband down in Southampton while the coach was serviced. Dental, new tyres on the SEAT and other jobs undertaken. Visit with our friend Lynne to see her and her new dog Belle(a brood bitch for the guide Dogs for the Blind). Belle is a lovely black Labrador and Daisy now has a new friend. Lunch with Sarah, Martin and baby Joseph Lunch with Heather's sister and brother-in-law Now just booked our ferry and channel...

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Jun 18, 2016 - Day 27 Sawston to Cambridge

We were fussed over by our hosts and enjoyed a cooked breakfast before catching the bus into Cambridge. The trip took about 50 minutes and gave us the chance to look at more of the countryside without worrying about driving and navigating. We alighted at the terminus in the middle of the city. We'd decided to do a walking tour commencing at 11am so set off for the meeting point and grabbed a coffee while we were waiting. Touts were out in their droves asking us if we wanted to do either a walking or punting tour. It was a relief when our...

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Apr 5, 2016 - Easter School holidays - Grandparents duty

The Easter weekend here in the UK was the usual cold wet and windy so did not do very much. For the second week of the school holidays we were on grandparent duty with Didi joining us for three nights in Willingham. Tony went down on the train to London to pick her up late Sunday afternoon. Day one activities were a long walk with Daisy and then making pizzas and jam tarts with Oma (Heather) in the afternoon. We all enjoyed the results for dinner. Day two saw us heading to Wimpole Hall. It was a lovely day. Firstly we did the Easter goose...

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Mar 27, 2016 - Have we only been back two weeks!

We have only been back in the UK just over two weeks and we are exhausted. We spent ten days at Heather Mum's cleaning the house and tidying the garden. We also spent a day with Hazel, Clive, Didi and Evie enjoying our time with our two granddaughters. An eight year old and a nearly two year old are fun but tiring. It's nice to give them back at the end of the day! We also had a great lunch with Martin and Sarah, Sarah's parents (Marlene and Rob) and Kath and Maurice (Tony's first wife and husband). It was the first time we had met Sarah's...

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Dec 30, 2015 - Molesworth/Cambridge

A humbling, inspirational & I want to go back to school day, if it could be Cambridge. The visit to the Memorial to the 303 Bombardier Group touched us all in quiet ways. With the wind blowing, looking to sky, you felt the ghosts of the B-17s heading to their missions, imagining their thoughts. Only about 2/3 would return. The Solace of the American Cemetery was perfectly balanced with the laughter of Grace, Lindsey & Autumn. The men lying, I'm sure enjoyed the laughter. Cambridge made me want to be enrolled. What an educational system!...

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Sep 26, 2015 - Cambridge: School Envy

Being at Cambridge makes we want to go back to school again! We began absorbing the university atmosphere almost immediately, and the weight of history settled on our shoulders like a warm shawl. This was where Crick and Watson made their discovery about DNA, where Isaac Newton had the apple drop on his head (there is still an apple tree in front of his college), and where Stephen Hawking did his graduate studies. These fabulous buildings make me feel like I should be writing some deathless prose with a quill pen, or at least tapping out...

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May 29, 2015 - Cambridge

Thursday: After Thomas took us down one small road getting out of Harrogate, the trip to Cambridge was mainly on the M1 or dual carriageway roads. Consequently, it was quick and uneventful with only one stop for a coffee at a large service point. We arrived at our guest house about 1pm and were shown to our room which was very poky – probably the smallest we have had. But at least it was on the ground floor so no stairs and it is only for one night. Oh, and the WiFi doesn’t work, either. As we only had the afternoon we walked into town...

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Jan 24, 2015 - Leicester & Cambridge

Leicester Am zweiten Wochenende erkundete ich bei sehr kaltem, aber schönem Wetter Leicester, die nächste grössere Stadt etwa 20km südlich von Loughborough. Die Stadt ist nicht so speziell, aber mir gefiel sie soweit gut. Von "Clock Tower" über "Leicester Market" und "Town Hall" gibt es einiges zu sehen. V.a. alte Kirchen gibt es unzählige...
Besonders gut gefallen hat mir der Abbey Park, welcher etwa 1km ausserhalb des Stadtzentrums liegt. Nebst einer wunderschönen Parkanlage mit vielen Wasservögeln gibt es die Ruinen...

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