Travelling back to Yorkshire from a family event in Essex last Sunday was not a rushed journey, so we took the opportunity to stop off at Cambridge. Cambridge is probably just over 2 and 1/2 hours drive from our home when the traffic is being kind, but we never really go there, so making an en-route stop was a sensible and long overdue idea.
I lived in London for 10 years and although I saw and did a lot when I lived there, as a (regular) visitor now, I probably make many more purposeful visits to see things now far more than I ever did when I lived there.
And actually, Scotland is an even more valid case… I lived there for 18 years but really saw none of it other than Glasgow
where I lived and its very near neighbour Edinburgh.
Now Glasgow and Edinburgh are great places and I commend them both to everyone , but there is of course so much more to the country.
I really have a lot of catching up to do there in Scotland……..
Meanwhile back in Cambridge…. it was a relatively short visit this time but with already reaffirmed intentions to visit more.
We parked just by Kings College on the other side of the Cam, and walked in to the city and with unseasonably sunny and mild weather, Cambridge looked good on that Sunday afternoon.
Whether it the buildings, the punts on the Cam
or fantastic open air market, or just the historic bookshops, there is plenty to please the eye.
Later in the week I was chatting to my hair dresser and as you will have read in a previous blog Do you want conditioner these are not conversations as you would expect that include the three standard hairdresser questions * , but we talk about everything and in fact I had been asked ….where is the most amazing place I have visited….now to be fair, that conversation was really more linked to exotic places that my current and previous employers have dispatched me to, to go and drink coffee, or attend a meeting! …and the answer by the way was I think Mauritius…. but I think if I had been asked for a UK town, Cambridge would certainly have got in my top ten!
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