A Sunny Day In Cambridge

I gave myself the day off today after a bad week of migraines (usually my weekends are spent working on my Etsy store). Last year I learnt to pace and really listen to my body, so I knew that a relaxed day was in order. Especially as I have been anxious and incredibly clumsy of late.

The sun came out  in Cambridge and I set off for brunch, tea and coffee dates planned with friends. I live by the river and always take time to appreciate the scenery and the market square in the city centre is a favourite spot of mine.

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The day ended with my friend Jo spotting this rainbow. Perfect.

Back to work tomorrow! What are you up to this weekend?

One last thing – February on the blog is going to be Share The Love month! This means a huge giveaway and a guest DIY post every Friday. I’m super excited to welcome some amazing bloggers to this space, it’s going to be awesome.

Toodles!

Claire

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Postcard from Cambridge

For a while now I’ve been getting to grips with my SLR Camera and venturing out on photography trips around my home city. Cambridge is hugely photographic, with plenty of postcard images on every corner. Combined with the creative buzz, architecture, river views and green spaces, it is difficult not to feel inspired every day. I know I am lucky to live here.

I hope you will enjoy my ‘tour’ of the city through this post. If you don’t even plan to ever visiting Cambridge, I hope the photography will at least be something nice to look at.

The most iconic/postcard image of the city is Kings College, used by locals and tourists as a hotspot for outdoor lunch or meeting up (weather permitting) to watch the world go by.

Just opposite, is the super tasty and decadent Fudge Kitchen where you can taste, make and buy SLABS (yes, slabs) of fudge to take home. I recently tried the maple syrup & walnut fudge and it.was.amazing. They even have a loyalty card with double points on a Friday. Win.

The Market Square hosts all manner of sellers, incuding my favourite vintage sellers Retrovert and the Ostrich Farmer on Sundays. Waffles, fresh flowers, cakes and fruit and veg all week, come rain or shine. A shopping must for visitors and residents.

The River Cam is my little haven for quiet time and walks. Equally you can join the masses and punt along the backs of the college or even get up at the crack of dawn for rowing training. I am lucky enough to live incredibly close to the river.

My prerequisite for living in Cambridge, was getting a bicycle. It is the best way to get around the city and my trusty dutch bike gets me places in all weathers! You see all sorts of cyclists in the city, from those riding with an umbrella to pooches in baskets.

The Sheep Shop is a definite for knitters and crochet fans. Tucked away along the river, this quiet haven of yarn includes a shop and courses at a reasonable price. This weekend I will take the first steps towards learning crochet – watch this space!

I hope you enjoyed the tour today!

Claire x