Archive for the 'Environment' Category

Food for free

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Apple season is upon us and yes I have been scrumping and yes my kitchen is now full of apples. All going brown! In fact I can’t believe I’m wasting time writing this and not getting on with making hundreds of apple crumbles and then eating them. All in all it’s turning out to be […]

A swift response

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Getting to cycle along the River Cam of a morning or of an evening is one of favourite things about going to work. It’s so peaceful – the rowers getting enough exercise for everyone in Cambridge, the boat owners sitting amid plants atop their boats and for the last couple or months people working on […]

First snow in Cambridge November 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The first snow has snown! It was a weekend of white frost and icy breath and apparently the temperature fell to -7.6% at one point. Cambridge is preparing itself this year and there are to be quad bike snow ploughs at the train station. I just hope they clear the cycle paths – last year […]

Al Couture

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Finally, after over a year of avoiding hairdressers and all things related, I braved the fear of having my locks tampered with and went to Al Couture and all my fears melted away in the hands of such professionals. I admit I usually only go to hairdressers who charge a little and cut off a […]

Following in Darwin’s footsteps

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The Clipper Stad Amsterdam is leaving port soon and departing on a journey that follows the path of the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands. Find out more here.

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 […]

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

Catching up with Cambridge

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I have been back in England now for over a week and I am still feeling a little out of my element. I caught up with Andy at the Maypole on Friday night and now have no illusions that it’s much cheaper to drink alcohol in England. Yesterday I went into the centre and visited […]

Critical Mass, cafes and walks

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

We started the weekend with a trip round Gothenburg with the Critical Mass. There is now a new video of the ride up. Although there was only eleven of us, we remain optimistic that more will join each ride. The next ride is on 26 June 2009, meeting at Gustaf Adolfs Torg at 18.00. The […]