The last week has been my time for an annual holiday (of sorts), due to Green Ranger’s mum falling ill, we couldn’t go abroad so we made the best of a bad situation and went to Cambridge instead. It was great to have some time out of work, away from a screen and somewhere that isn’t home.
These are a few snap from our trip:
The highlights for me would have to be the American Military Cemetery, Bills breakfast and the Cambridge Sightseeing tour we embarked on.
I say the American Cemetery because we kind of stumbled upon it, it was the up the road from our beautiful B&B, Rectory Farm. When arriving it looked like the WWI cemeteries I had visited with my secondary school in Belgium – white and perfectly carved with a distinct stillness. We walked around the site and it was the calmest I felt all holiday, it’s amazing to think how many people were buried there and very sombre indeed. For me, it is always the number of unknowns that really make the idea of war hit home. Despite this, I always find memorial sites beautiful and stunning to walk around, how a country remembers its dead is fascinating. History geek part out of the way…
I enjoyed our delicious breakfast the next morning at ‘Bills’. If you haven’t been, you must find a branch! I have been twice and it is already in my top 5 restaurants of all time. GR had a big breakfast with a double helping of brown sauce (egh!) and a multiple person’s teapot all to himself! I had American Blueberry Pancakes with chopped fruit and maple syrup with Cranberry Juice. It was the perfect way to wake up after a somewhat disappointing first day.
I’d never been on a Sightseeing bus tour in any city I’ve been to, I’ve always preferred to walk around the city streets and get the feel for a place myself (and spot some street art to photograph) but I felt I couldn’t do this in Cambridge. It felt like your average town centre with the archaic colleges in-between, I wanted to be mystified by Cambridge and feel like I was walking through time but it just didn’t happen. That being said, the tour made the city look a lot clearer and spacious, whilst trying not to be attacked by trees on the open top bus! Especially loved the bright red and purple headphones to listen to the visitor information! 😀
However, I’m sorry to say the best part of my holiday was visiting a restaurant in Brighton I’d been dying to eat at… La Choza. It’s a colourful, Mexican inspired eatery in the North Laines and I can quite honestly say, it makes the best Mexican food I’ve ever eaten. I had a green hibiscus slushy (yes, it’s that cool) and a Pulled Pork and Green Tomato Salsa – to die for. I’m already planned my next trip back!
Now to count down the days to Berlin in October…
Have you got any holidays planned this year?