Jun 09, 2005
??? ??, 2006
I felt REALLY out of place in Cambridge
. It is oh so English, very toffy, very old, but oh so beauiful. Most of the buildings date back to the 1500's and are completely amazing. For sheer quanity of stunning architecture, Cambridge is definately the best place I have seen in England so far. I can't imagine how much it would cost to build something like cambridge today, that's if anyone had the skill to do it. It certainly was pretty different to my university life, but was fascinating to see how the other half live. I kept imagining all the thousands of students who have attended Cambridge (numerous famous writers, scientists and Prime Ministers amongst them). I certainly didn't spend my days leisurely punting down a river, anyway, although the Uni bar did see me occasionally. I will admit to being a wee bit jealous of anyone who studies here. but then again, I can imagine that I would not have got on too well with any of the attendees. Maybe I am just stereotyping. I am sure there are some perfectly normal people who attend (sorry, I think that should be 'read' at Cambridge).
Well, cheers for know.
Just a few photos from Di and I's day-trip to Cambridge, as I realise I have been a bit slack in sending photos to the family. there are plenty more to come, but I am on a bloody slow computer (can't use the work computer anymore - please note any ex-work collegues, I did NOT spend my entire working live at ENVIRON updating photos, although it was most of the time). More photos of our Devon, dorset and cornwall road trip on the way when I can find a half decent internet cafe. We have had Mick's Mum Di, with us for almost two weeks now, and have been busy showing her the sights. I THINK she is having a good time. Bob, you might want to bring someone to the airport to help you with the extra luggage she is bringing home. Just joking, she hasn't bought that much - but we haven't been to France yet. We have also both finished work (Yeah!) and both Mick and I had our respective leaving doos last week. Yes Fiona, booooooo.