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We are now moored up in Hemingford Grey where we used to live, ready for the Regatta later today. It is the oldest village regatta in the country and only residents of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots can take part in the rowing, canoeing or punt races. There are 170 - 180 races planned for all ages from 7 to 70, so it should be a great day, especially as the weather is playing it's part as well.
... all afternoon, literally. We arrived at Midsummer House around 1 PM and didn't leave until about 5 PM. We have lots of pictures of the food, but before you look at them, here is the menu--all ten courses.
- Cornish crab, fresh pea and lemon
- Beetroot baked on open coals, quinoa, goat's cheese, mizuna
- Roast veal sweetbread, pink grapefruit, pistachio, and turnip puree
- English asparagus, burnt ...
... to hang out, on to the vicarage, and back through the footpaths to the old bus stop that we used to get into town on our own when we were 12. Times have changed. But the memories were fresh and vivid, and the village had not changed much. Catherine enjoyed the snails and had about 7 of them sliming over her hands during most of the walk.
We had a classic British lunch at the Eagle pub, a well-known landmark in Cambridge for at ...
... the stop. We got off at the next stop, west side of the town, faraway from tourist areas. This is not bad, as we had lunch in a student diner. Strange food, certainly not delicious, but at least healthy with vegetables and whole-grain bread.
The walk around Cambridge was interesting; we actually only visited Charity shops, used goods. Antiques, old stuffs, that's what I was looking for in an old town! But nothing found. The streets were ...
... so we were in the zone.
Cold and dank does not begin to cover it.
The place is run by volunteers. You know the sort.
A prize collection of passionate geeks.
When I asked one of the group later what she thought about the museum, she said:
"I wanted to ask the girl what on earth she was doing there and had she ever washed her hair..."
There were rooms full of engines, brightly polished and much loved; brassy and wonderful, ...