Archive for the 'Pubs' Category


Monday, February 11th, 2013

To eliminate Sunday evening blues, we had devised a ‘fun times board games in the pub’ weekly event. We were duly impressed with ourselves. That was until Brett told us he’d gone one step further and was not only playing games but had actually devised a board game of his own. Now that is impressive! […]

A walk in Old Warden

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Went on a super walk today. Marie and I drove out to Old Warden village hall where we met up with other walkers. Due to my wonderful direction giving (that you may remember from the St Ives walk) we managed to get lost several times and eventually after driving over crossroads and through a ford […]

A weekend in Oxford

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

We spent the weekend in the Other University town! After work on Friday Tim and I drove our hire van packed with bikes, laptops and several different types of shoes southwards. We arrived at Culham at the end of the day – just in time for a guided tour of the fusion research center. Then […]

Swamp Truck – Weird name – Awesome band

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Spent a very pleasant day eating cucumber sandwiches and supping tomato soup with K who was up in Cambridge for the day. Met up with Nic in the evening and we ended up in the Portland Arms birthday celebrating with Andy from Swamp Truck and the rest of the band. Someone get these guys some […]

Discovering John Clare at the Festival of Ideas 2010

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The Festival of Ideas started on Wednesday and I started off well by going to a lecture on poetry that very evening. It’s always so much easier to understand a poem when someone else has done all the research for you. My favourite poem was Clock-O’-Clay by John Clare and I now have the music […]

A spot of afternoon archery

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

It was warm today, so warm in fact that I wore short sleeves and thought about looking for the sun protection cream. I cycled to Churchill College Sports Grounds to meet up the University Bowmen and try a little archery. This week and next you can try shooting a bow for only £2 for three […]

Despite the rain

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

The weather this week has been almost all rain and no sunshine but today it was bright and hot and perfect for cycling to the the antique shops on Gwydir Street. Next to them, also in Dales Brewery, is the Williams Art art gallery where the CAM artists exhibit. There was some interesting stuff in […]

A rainy end to September

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I have spent a very pleasant weekend passing the time in the various watering holes and cake shops of Cambridge. On Friday Claire, Thomas, John and I hot footed it to the Punter for one of their delectable £5 lunches. Saturday saw Debs, Fariha, Thomas and I in Patisserie Valerie and Sunday saw me there […]

Tea at the La Forêt Noire and a hard struggle up to the Bastille

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

On Friday afternoon K and I went into town and had tea and Black Forest gateau at a lovely little cafe La Forêt Noire opposite the tourist information. (Beware of the music on their website). It was a cozy little place and the staff were very friendly. Yesterday we walked up the hill to the […]

Places to eat and places to be

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

It’s been a busy week. Wednesday saw me at the public lecture at the Institute of Astronomy. It was a fairly clear night so we got a chance to do some public observing. Both the large telescopes were trained on the moon and there was a much smaller one trained on Jupiter. We got to […]