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Sep 19, 2018 - Cambridge and Buckingham Palace

We had two nights in Cambridge, the first with Fiona and David, who we swapped with in 2014. Great catchup and pub dinner. Weather definitely cooler and cloudier. Sunday we trained into London and toured Buckingham Palace. Very cold and wet all day – everyone in winter clothes. Miserable waiting in the queues at the palace for your time slot. Well worth it, though – got to see a good number of state rooms and climb the grand staircase. No photos allowed, so no record of the inside.

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Jun 9, 2018 - Reims

Cambridge It’s been a relaxing few days in Cambridge, well beside the crazy walking distances hehe.. just spent our time around the Universities, parks and pubs really ,loved spending time by the river with the punting boats and the rowing , our B&B was a bit of a worry!! Bit average to say the least!! But luckily we both had a good laugh and stayed out and about 𴘈 ... today we are heading on the Eurostar in the tunnel to Paris fun fun fun 350km an hour 75 metres under water for 50km yikes pretty bloody quick thou.. found out that our...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Jun 6, 2018 - Cambridge

Not a lot to report today, just enjoying the sunshine, walked far to much today, we are both tired 𿘩!! But getting really sick of pub food so bought some take out salmon lasagne and salad a bottle of bubbles and we are off again to the river to watch the rowing 𿚣‍♀️ 𿚣‍♀️ So nice !! Cambridge is a really busy university town.. seems busier than Oxford to me !!

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Europe Holiday 2018

Jun 5, 2018 - Cambridge

Had a really easy drive down to Cambridge we arrived about 12ish dropped the car off, did some washing, then just as usual wandered around to get our bearing, had a funny night after yet another pub meal we decided to grab some red wine and sit on the river banks and watch the rowers for a few hours.. totally relaxing. One of the boats came loose while we were watching and Geoff had to look around to see if Carmine was here!!! Haha someone that ties knots like you Carmine.. they nearly lost the boat down the river.. lucky Geoff came to the...

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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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