A weekend in Cambridge

There's nothing quite like going home for a few days, which is just what I did last week.  A chance to recharge the batteries, and be looked after - everyone needs that every now and again!

My mum has two five month old kittens called Treacle and Sponge.  They are utterly adorable, and if I lived somewhere appropriate for cats I'd steal Sponge as he is great.  As I've only seen them a handful of times, each time I do see them, they appear to have grown an awful lot!  This magnetic Scrabble set on the fridge summed up their growth perfectly.
On the Friday night Mum and I went to see Sarah Millican's Home Bird tour.  We booked the tickets almost 18 months ago, so it's been a long wait (apparently people have been turning up at venues a year early!).  It was a really good show, very very rude, but great fun.  She gives away badges at each of her shows: for this tour they either said 'home bird' or 'dirty stop out'.  I also got a mug, I do love mugs.  No, I don't have enough mugs.  Yes, I do need another mug tree.  No, that does not mean I have enough mugs.
For lunch on Saturday Mum and I headed to one of my favourite Cambridge places, The Orchard Tea Garden.  It's a lovely little place in Grantchester which in the summer is the perfect venue for afternoon tea.  It has a lot of history surrounding the poet Rupert Brooke, and I have many happy memories from my childhood of cycling to Granchester in the summer with my dad and brother and having a drink and a slice of cake.  It's definitely more beautiful in the summer, Mum and I had to walk down a rather muddy path to reach the pavilion, but it is still a lovely place to visit.  Some people were sitting outside on the deckchairs (wrapped up against the wind) but we weren't going to do that!  There's a good lunch menu, we both had baked potatoes, mine with brie and cranberry and Mum's with roasted vegetables, followed by a large slice of cake each. Then a walk back up the muddy path to return to the car.  Must do my best to return to The Orchard in the summer for a proper cream tea.  

When I go home, I always make sure my suitcase is only half full, as inevitably I leave with much more than I went with! This trip I brought back several books and a bottle of homemade sloe gin.  I also brought back the knitted sock I'd started at Christmas and Mum had finished off, as I had, erm, gone wrong (counting is hard!).  I have since finished the second sock, I have mastered the art of counting.  Photos to follow!


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I'd really like to see Sarah Millican. Look forward to seeing the finished sock(s). : )

    Jen | gingerellaj.blogspot.co.uk

    1. I just need to take some photos...it's on the to do list! (I did like your to do list!)


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