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May 13, 2018 - Cambridge

Cambridge was a short 3 hour drive from York on A64 and A1. We stopped at Peterborough for coffee but travelled on....Peterborough is notable as I grew up near Peterborough, Ont. We passed through Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame. We saw Nottingham in the distance. We had lunch at Isaac Newton restaurant. Of memorabilia there was only a picture. After lunch we found our lodging...at Great Shelford, Cambridge. Too far from Cambridge to walk and with it being Sun., buses too infrequent. The result: we drove into the Grand Arcade and...

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Mar 25, 2018 - Cambridge, and the Question of Memory

If there was one place I knew I would visit during my semester abroad in France, it was Cambridge. It wasn’t really a question. I had to do it. Back in 2007, when I was 11 years old, my dad took a sabbatical and brought us (the whole family) with him to Cambridge, the famous English university town located a few dozen kilometers north of London. For me, it felt akin to what any kid experiences when moving cities (albeit this was temporary): a new setting, a new school, and new friends. I quickly discovered that the compact size of the city...

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Oct 16, 2017 - Cambridge

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Cambridge & East Anglia has to say about Cambridge: Abounding with exquisite architecture, exuding history and tradition and renowned for its quirky rituals, Cambridge is a university town extraordinaire. The tightly packed core of ancient colleges, the picturesque riverside ‘Backs’ (college gardens) and the leafy green meadows surrounding the city give it a more tranquil appeal than its historic rival Oxford. Like ‘the Other Place’, as Oxford is known locally, the...

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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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