Archive for July, 2009

Sargeant and Taylor at FitzWilliam

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I went to hear Chris Sarjeant and Benedict Taylor at the FitzWilliam on Sunday. The Sunday music concerts are really nice – nothing quite like sitting in an art gallery listening to gentle music. Sargeant and Taylor are folk musicians and some of their stuff was very sad and thoughtful but none the less great […]

Emmaus, plums and picnics

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Friday was the last night of the town bumps and so I braved the rain to go out and cycle up and down the towpath supporting the race. It really is the best kind of fun. Mum and me cycled down the Baits Bite Lock assessing which team we thought was the best and then […]

The Bumps in Cambridge

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I’ve been watching the bumps since I got home from work. It’s great fun. The boats row up and down and the supporters cycle along the bank shouting advice and support. If a boat ‘bumps’ another one then the loser has to pull to the side and is out of the race. The winners get […]

Sculpture at Jesus College

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I spent some time on Monday night wandering around Jesus College. There is some amazing art work there, including modern sculpture in the grounds by Anselm Kiefer and stained glass windows in the chapel by William Morris and Ford Maddox Brown. See more of my photos on my website.

War kills civilians

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Everyday I hear on the news how many British soldiers have died in Afghanistan and how the military wants even more resources. I continue to be appalled by the situation in Afghanistan. This is one of the poorest countries in the world. Years of occupation by Russia followed by the repressive religious regime of the […]

Photos of Orchard Street

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I have been working on my Cambridge page and taking a few photos around Cambridge.

Straw hats and boaters

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Yesterday morning I sat on the balcony in the glorious sunshine munching English muffins and butter and watching the myriad of rowers battle their way up and downstream. To compete the illusion of a life of idleness I donned a massive straw hat and sipped a cool drink. This is the life. When I finally […]

Pif-Paf at the Sedgwick Museum and bike shopping at Horrid Halfords

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I went to see the Sedgwick Museum to see

Cambridge Cycling Campaign and The Big Weekend of fun and fireworks

Friday, July 10th, 2009

I went to the Cambridge Cycling Campaign meeting on Tuesday night and met the people who set up Cycle Streets. Over the weekend I thought I’d help on the campaign’s stall at The Big Weekend. Tomorrow night I’ll be there enjoying the fireworks with Andy and no doubt for the rest of the weekend I’ll […]

Finding home

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

It was a busy week last week. Work ate a huge chunk of every day and then the evenings were spent cycling backwards and forwards to the letting agent to sort out the flat key and other such neccessities. I did manage to get out a bit and squeezed in a Stop The War meeting […]