Monday, 26 October 2009

A weekend away :)

As I hinted on Friday we did do something special this weekend - we spent it in Cambridge and the boys had their first taste of staying in a hotel. Ok so the hotel was a Premier Inn but nevertheless the boys were impressed and on their best behaviour :)

The weather was a bit mixed and at times on Saturday we had to head indoors to avoid the showers - oddly this meant that for once MrVV and the boys didn't complain too much about shopping ;)  Certainly one shop in particular was treated by the boys as an extention to their break and they happily spent quite a lot of time in there - this was the Apple Store where they got to have their technology fix, playing with Iphones, Ipod Touches and Macbooks;

On both days we managed plenty of walking, stopping to watch people punting and rowing on the Cam.

As you can see the weather on Saturday ^^^ was not as sunny as that of Sunday vvv

We didn't go punting - I have a real fear of water and can not be persuaded to go in a boat of any size :( 

One of the reasons we headed to Cambridge was to give big son (who starts his GCSEs next year) a feel for the place and hopefully it will inspire him to work hard at school and maybe even one day gain a place at university there.  With that in mind we went for a look around Kings College and its chapel.  It is certainly a place that inspires and hopefully some of its magic rubs off on both boys.

Last but not least for tonight, its not often these days that anything makes big son look small - he's towered over me for a while now.  However this amazing doorway in Kings just dwarfed him and his little brother!

Oh, yes I know you can see shopping bags in several of the pictures ;)  We did indeed have some light retail therapy, much of it was essential new items for growing boys and presents that will end up in stockings at Christmas (so I can't show you those).  However one or two items were bought for me and I'll show you those tomorrow ;)


Kate said...

Hi there
it looks like you had a great weekend, when we go away now we have to go where there are skateparks, it's nice just to get away though isn't it, looking forward to seeing what you bought.
Have a great week

dottydaisies said...

aahh spoil sport wanted to see what you treated yourself to now !!!

Andrea said...

Love your pictures. It looks like you had a great weekend. We spent yesterday in the mountains and plan to go back the first week of November.

Kelly said...

I love Cambridge! I went to uni there for 3 years, what a great place!!
Glad you and your family had a good time!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxxx

lucey said...

I love Cambridge we went there many moons ago, please do show us your goodies. Thanks for visiting me Lucey xx

LissyLou said...

I love Cambridge - i got engaged there x

karen said...

Hiya hunni
Look's like you had a fab time. Thanks for sharing your pic's.
Thanks for popping over and leaving me a lovely comment.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Glad you had a lovely time. I love the history of all those colleges,

Sarah x