Archive for September, 2013

Saturday Night at the Opera – Turandot at the Royal Opera House

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Saturday evening Andres and I hot footed it to London to see Turandot at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Sitting up in the gods we got to peer down through the red and gold decoration of the theatre to the red and black of the stage. It was a wonderful performance. Marco Berti […]

Open Cambridge 2013

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Open Cambridge 2013 was a big success. Sadly I was too busy over the weekend to jump wholeheartedly into it but I did manage to squeeze in a few things. On Friday afternoon I managed to scrape in a visit to Corpus Christi College perhaps best known to tourists because of its clock and it’s […]

Hope Street Yard

Friday, September 13th, 2013

It was Open Cambridge today and I fully intended to go but ended up at the Dutch bike shop in Hope Street Yard with a poorly bike instead. It’s a fascinating and entirely unassuming little hideaway down there. To get there you turn off Mill Road by Limoncello down a little alley. The alley broadens […]

Romsey Poets at Romsey Art Festival

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

As summer draws to a close I can’t help thinking what a jolly fine summer it was. There have been poems about blackberrying, actual blackberrying, trips to the seaside, tandems on the Monsal Trail and much more. There were activities galore in Cambridge of course and in particular the Romsey Art Festival was a huge […]

Stephen Hawkings, Brian Cox and Andrew Liddle rock Cambridge Cosmo 2013

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

An amazing public lecture at Lady Mitchell Hall given last night as part of the International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology – COSMO 2013. There was an astonishing line-up of three great physics Professors – Andrew Liddle, Brian Cox and Stephen Hawkings. Andrew Liddle a theoretical physicist talked to us about the recent PLANCK […]

Byron’s Pool

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Yesterday Andres and I cycled from Lammas Land, along the Grantchester Grind, past Jeffery Archer’s house and along the road to Trumpington to Byron’s Pool, a local nature reserve. Originally an old mill pool (there is evidence of a mill on that site since the C11th) the area now boasts a short circular route through […]