Getting Ready to Enjoy Cambridge

About a month ago I wrote a blog on me looking forward to an Exciting Summer in Cambridge and now that I have two days off a week I am getting even more excited and am starting to compile a list of things I would really like to do to make the most of living in this amazing city. Some are personal to me like being able to cycle into town on my own whilst others are more social and touristy.

I go for a walk most days on my lunch break from work and often find myself at the Market which runs every day. There are a couple of great fruit and veg stalls and I have also discovered a fabric stall, I love being able to see so many independent businesses.

Cambridge Market Square
Cambridge Market Square

It was my birthday last week and my parents, Paul and I took a punting tour of the College backs. This is something Paul has done a few times but it was new to my parents and I. It was a really relaxing afternoon despite the River congestion and Summer School punters but I learned a few things about the history of some of the Colleges.

Punting on the Cam
Punting on the Cam

I have begun a list of other things I would like to do and places to visit in Cambridge but please leave me a comment if you think there is something that is "really Cambridge" I have missed off

Visit the Folk Museum
Have a cake in FitzBillies
Go to a gig at Hot Numbers
Walk up the Gog
Cycle along the River Cam and have a picnic
Kettle's Yard (I walk past every day)
 Botanic Gardens
Whipple Museum of Science
Visit the Polar Museum
Take an evening wildlife punt tour
Have a meal at Cau
Sit in King's College Chapel
Go to IWM Duxford
Spend an afternoon at the American Cemetery at Maddingley
Visit a lot of the College Gardens
Milton Country Park
Wandlebury Country Park
Swim at Jesus Green Lido
Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum

I am hoping now I have more time in the week and at weekends that Betty the Bike and I will get more confident on the roads and get out and about into Cambridge. We made it to Hobbycraft at the weekend!

Cycling to Hobbycraft
Betty and I at Hobbycraft

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Friday, 9 August 2013 | 3 Comments


Unknown said...

Wimpole home farm and house is a good afternoon out. Tea at Grantchester meadows. That's a good list, I am cambridge born and bred and I still haven't done some of those.

Unknown said...

Great list lovely!

Jeany said...

Thanks for writing this - that list has things on I never realised where there! You have missed off Fitzwilliam musuem though! And Burwash manor is worth a visit for little gorgous shops - though let me just check I've got the right name! Xx

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