So, I went away for a few days during half term. I don't think it'll take long for you to guess where I was...
The bikes and the punts should give it away. Cambridge.
I had a really good break, even though it's quite a long drive from here. I chose a bog standard hotel that was in the centre after humming and hawing over a pretty place that was out of town. I'm glad I did, as I parked the car up in a secure locked carpark and then just walked everywhere. Much cheaper and better for you.
If you like history, food, shopping in any or all of those combinations then I'm sure you'd like it as well.
I had been to Cambridge once before, a long long time ago when my cousin lived in a village nearby. Some things have changed and some remain the same. The throngs of foreign tourists being one of the latter.When I last visited it was in summer and the sun was blazing down. This time it was a bit drizzly but this didn't detract in the least.
The drive back though was horrendous, with driving rain and a motorway consisting of standing water and standing traffic for most of the way. Having tea for two for one (are you following?) just before setting off was a bit of a bad decision and a quick pit stop at some services was required!
I shall pull my finger out and show you some more highlights soon...