Thursday 20th December
10.40 Left and went via Melton and Oakham
Visited St Ives but decided not to get out of the car because it was raining so much. We had seen many flooded roads and fields during the day.
Visited Ely Cathedral, had a cup of coffee. They were preparing for a concert in the evening put on by a school. Walked round the cathedral and marvelled at it.
4.20 Arrived at The Cambridge Garden House Hotel. Went to Loch Fyne for dinner later in the evening.
Friday 21st December 2012
View from the breakfast table.
10.20 Went down to the concourse area to wait for D and M who arrived about 11. We had coffee there and then just after 12 we went to Browns to check the menu. From there to the Fitzwilliam where we spent about an hour wandering about. We started at 'Cherry Ripe' and finished at 'Flemish Fair' by Pieter Brueghel the Younger.
1.15 Went to Browns to be told that there would be a 30 minute wait for a table. So B turned about and said we would come back to the hotel where we had an excellent lunch.
3.15 Went for a walk around the city including a little craft market where B bought a card for R and some earrings. Walked around parts of the city we did not know and then back to the hotel by about 5, tea and scones with cream and jam. Just after 6 D&M left.
I changed and took my camera out looking for suitable places to photograph. Came across the place where Sean McHugh of 'Cambridge in Colour' had photographed all those years ago. Really only found two places.
Saturday 22nd December 2012
9.30 Breakfast and then out doing Christmas shoppping.
After lunch we went to visit the Folk Museum and, we hoped, Kettle's Yard which are just the other side of the inner ring road. Walked direct to Kettle's Yard to see the Nicholsons only to find that it was closed. Went to the Folk Museum and had a good look round which was very enjoyable. There were lots of items I recognised as things I had used when growing up. From there we walked back along Magdelene Street and along the river to Jesus Green. Turned around and back to Magdelene Street, back along Bridge Street and Sidney Street stopping off at Bellina Chocolate House and then through the Lion Arcade and the Grand Arcade. Shopped in M&S and John Lewis's for candles of various types.
Out to Browns for an early light dinner.
Sunday 23rd December 2012
10.00 Off to the Cambridge Cheese Shop. Bellina Chocolate House, Boots for perfume for B. Took a number of photographs although not very carefully.
11.40 Back to the hotel and checked out.
Left and drove to St Ives where we had a good walk around and took some photographs.
The Bridge Chapel in St Ives - more information here.
Apartments near the bridge. The boats are not meant to be just outside the back doors!
The view from The Dolphin Hotel where we had coffee.
At about 2 we set off for home and travelled along the B1090 and then the B1043 which was really enjoyable and then joined the A1 and travelled back along the A606