4 May 2011

adventures in cambridgeshire

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more car adventures last weekend. I feel like this blog is becoming a 'visit Britain' campaign.
I think we have already achieved the average annual mileage in one month, but, y'know its kind of addictive to have 'outings' and eat cream teas and pub lunches.

this time we went in the direction of Cambridgeshire, and our first stop was at Wimpole House and farm. I nearly had a cardiac arrest at the baby lambs. I really would have stuffed as many as possible into the boot if Nao wasn't looking. I'd still love them when they are grown into ugly sheep, honest!

 can you guess what bird this chic will grow up to be?

On the farm there are plenty of wonderful old barns that feel all cosy and warm. They creek in the wind as if they are about to collapse.

After my hyperventilation at all the baby cows, piglets and goats etc, we went into Cambridge to calm down a bit...

 

 a seriously lovely place, however its hard not to feel as common as muck here, amongst all the 'posh' kids.
Only kidding, I'm just jealous, ...I am proud of my seven GCSEs!

 I tried to look studious in the hope that some intellectual vapours will get soaked up into my tiny brain.




but, alas, nothing happened yet. Anyway, I can't ride a bicycle very well so I couldn't have studied at Cambridge even if they begged me.

seems like a lot of skiving goes on here,

much better be out n'about, rather than with your nose in some old dusty book eh!




we had a lovely day, and my overall impressions are, that I prefer Cambridge to Oxford, sorry Oxfordians!

Buying our car has been one of the best decision we ever made! Britain is actually quite nice y'know, and I think its nice of Mme Nature, to give us this sunny weather to enjoy after so many worries and catastrophes of late.
Where to next I wonder...hmmm?

32 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! Just got my pass for the car club...think this maybe more stress... we'll see. Nothing like your own set of 'wheels'!!

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  2. Simply wonderful photos of my home town- thanks, I really enjoyed looking at them! I live in Cambridge, on my narrowboat(at the other end of the river)

    Amy
    Narrowboat Lucky Duck
    www.nbluckyduck.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm sure you'll find somewhere amazing to go next...those first two pictures of you in the field are really incredible. Once again, you've made me want a road trip sooner than later! Enjoy your adventures!

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  4. really lovely photos! I love Wimpole Farm too, such a pretty place :)

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  5. I much prefer Cambridge too rather than Oxford which is lucky for me as I love nearby! Next time you are up this way I would suggest a visit to the Orchard at Grantchester :)

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  6. Loving your posts! Glad you are out and about and getting good use out of your new car!

    xo,
    Di

    http://simply-freckled.blogspot.com

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  7. What great pictures! It's like a news report, or, you're right, a travel guide :)) And great narrative, as always! So funny! :))

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  8. Come to Norfolk! Wonderful beaches, and you'll adore the old parts of Norwich! Did you notice that people in Cambridge seem to be above average height too? How is it that wealth, height and intelligence all get bundled up together??!!

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  9. this visit britain campaign is making me miss england a lot!

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  10. Oh lovely! What a truly super adventure! Love the fields of gold and the buttercups photos... yes, here here to more adventures.. I love blighty and Mme Nature! Lou x

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  11. How funny, I could have walked past you on the street! I recommend cream teas at grantchester too!

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  12. I do love visiting this blog - whether you go car-booting or to somewhere a little more grand, you manage to do it so stylishly.

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  13. Those bank holidays were perfect to adventures and I agree Cambridge is far more beautiful than Oxford! Let's keep our fingers crossed for more sunshine!

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  14. Keep the pix coming! I want to come and visit my relative in England every time I see your adventures! Looks like a whole lot of FUN!

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  15. I do so love stopping by your blog, it's like a little, vicarious, beautiful holiday every time, thank you!

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  16. Gorgeous photos! I am coming to England for the first time in a few months and you are giving me great ideas for where to visit!

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  17. Thank you so much for taking us out and about in Britain. For those of us on the other side of the world it is an absolute delight! Your photos are wonderful and your market finds so much fun.

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  18. I see no-one has attempted to answer the "what chick is this" question yet. At first I thought it was a real tricky one, but thanks to google images I can now report it is neither a emu or ostrich (well we do have them down under!) so I'd guess a turkey? Love your blog by the way!!

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  19. I love Cambridge !!! We've been there last summer and had such a wonderful day... And I love your "discover Britan" posts by the way, I love that country so much, it's really nice to get to know all those places... It makes me want to get straight on the eurostar !

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  20. Britain is a very very beautiful place - Its great to get out and enjoy it. xxxx

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  21. hello! i'm new to your blog...i live on the East Coast and Cambridge is one of my favourite places to visit :)

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  22. There is nothing wrong with a 'Visit Britain' campaign, especially with weather like this! Beautiful post. Very jealous that you had so much sun in Cambridge - I thought I would die of cold when I went. Must revisit on a day like yours. Xx

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  23. Good to see you had a good weekend in the sun! We went up the North West of Scotland - it was great!

    http://navyandbrown.blogspot.com/2011/05/torridon-adventures.html

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  24. The chick has long legs and chunky thighs (but I'm not a meat eater I should add as I see all these guys as my friends)so I'm guessing ostrich or turkey - is there a prize?!

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  25. Yes Sally & madeleine, you are right it is indeed a turkey! Will think of a prize...hmmm...not sure what yet. X

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  26. this post is one of my most favourites ever! I love the photos!

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  27. Over here in Australia,your posts are encouraging me to start saving for a holiday in England...British Tourism should pay you!!
    Love the vintage treasure you find too....you are a such a cute little button Artemis!:)

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  28. I simply love the "visit Britain campaign" :D
    - best thing to get some dream-myself-away-time while trying to work hard on my uni deadlines these days!

    xx

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  29. I love the first picture: you definitely are one in a million!

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  30. Those top two photos are beautiful. I've really enjoyed reading about your travels since you got wheels! Can't wait to see where you visit next! By the way I love your cuckoo clock necklaces. I've dropped enough hints here so we'll see if anyone listens.....I hope so! X

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  31. That yellow in the field is just amazing

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  32. UK early summer is heaven, love it when the rape seed is out, such a great contrast against the blue sky.

    Cambridge is lovely, a bit like stepping back in time

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