Monday, 28 March 2011

A weekend away :)

Good morning

Ummmm funny how the sunshine is back today - it seemed to spend lots of time this weekend hiding behind a cloud. However that didn't stop MrVV & I having a great weekend away in Cambridge. We walked miles each day - Cambridge is just that sort of place. Saturday was a mix of tourist stuff and shopping. Mainly kitting out the boys & MrVV who seem to get through stuff so quickly. Yes I did treat myself to a something in CK with my birthday money - shall show you that later ;)

Whats comes into your mind when Cambridge is mentioned??

Bicycles everywhere - these were outside Kings College - can you spot the porter in the distance?

 Punting on the Cam - perhaps one day I'll get over my fear of water and have a go.
 More punters
 Rowing - perhaps these beginners will have more luck than this years Light Blues?
 Willow trees with new leaves and banks of daffodils

More punts and the trees in blossom by one of the colleges (can't remember which one)

I love the houseboats - some are amazing with their on board gardens and collections of random things.

After a full english breakfast on Sunday, we headed back into the city. We walked along the banks of the river, sat people watching, watched some mad people abseiling down the side of the Guild Hall and then walked some more. Once our feet were worn out and our wallets empty, we headed home. I spotted my favourite bicycle parked just near where we'd left the car;

Just loved the leopard print :)

We arrived home mid afternoon and we met with bemusement by MIL & big son - they asked why we were home so early and we replied it wasn't that early it was about 4pm - then the penny dropped - they'd forgotten about the clocks changing!!

I suppose you'd like to see my CK purchase?? Well I saw a postcard at the weekend that said a girl can never have enough shoes, chocolate and handbags!! So true!

I fell in love with this bag at the beginning of the year and finally on Saturday as I had enough money, I gave in.  I might have bought a few other bits over the weekend too but I can't show you today - as they are for swaps and my giveaway (more new on that later this week).

Right the sun is shining and the washing bin overflowing so I'd best go and do something domestic!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


crafts@home said...

What a fantastic weekend, and a lovely new bag, I am drawn to water, and towns and cities built around rivers, It's many years since I visited Cambridge, I just enjoyed it again with your photos, thank you
Sue Xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Fantastic pictures! I so love the leopard print bike! You are so lucky to have had such a fab break - and with the weather on your side too!

The bag is fabby!

The White House said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend; I love Cambridge, although I haven't been for many years.

Loving your new bag! ... :0)

Shirl x

Jenny said...

Beautiful atmospheric photographs, I can see you had a lovely spring weekend and the bag is fabulous.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Were spending tomorrow shopping in Cambridge form my birthday :) xx

Lisa said...

A wonderful weekend away by the looks of those photos. Love the new bag!
Lisa x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend, I think I need to start planning a grown-up escape soon! I've never been to Cambridge, it looks very picturesque from your photos. You can certainly never have too many bags!

clare's craftroom said...

Love your new bags and the first photo of all the bikes is fantastic !

Catherine said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! LOVE your new bag! :)

Cybèle said...

Belated happy birthday Vicki!
Your photo of the rowers was taken very near where I work. When we go out for a walk at lunchtime, we usually see rowers out and about - looks great when it's sunny!

feiane (fe-yan) said...

what a nice place....! hope i can visit ad spend a weekend in cambridge....

Bee happy said...

What a great weekend, the photos are great thanks for sharing. I love your CK bag, spotted that one myself!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

delia hornbook said...

What a lovely weekend. Great photo's love the look of that Punting ;-) Enjoy your lovely bag..spots ;-))) dee x

Jackie said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend. I loved your pics of Cambridge - very nostalgic for me as I grew up there, only moving away when I was 19!

It is the only city I really love - and always makes me think of bikes and punting!

Were the daffs out at the back of Kings College? They always look so stunning!


P.S loving your bag too!

Madison said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend away. Love the bag. The perfect souvenir!

Madison xxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

What a lovely weekend, great bike too :) x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

What a lovely weekend, so lusting after that leopard print bicycle - i would have wanted to have found the owner to ask for a go on it lol. CK is beautiful! Scarlett x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hello Vintage I have found you too (thanks for visiting me! love a new blog friend)
Liking your pictures (want that bike) and have CK bag envy.
Please don't expect anything special from my vintage dresses - I only learnt to sew this year (was also a challenge before I end my 30's in 6 weeks time...!) I do of course have big plans for them, especially the brown one...but will no doubt mostly just look at them!
Be back soon,
fee x

moonstruckcreations said...

What a lovely post, thanks for sharing it with us all here in blogland!

I love Cambridge, I could never get tired of going there.

The CK bag is fantastic!


Pooh's Abode said...

What super photos and I'm really pleased you had such a good time. We got married in Cambridge and the whole wedding party was punted down the river to Granchester...quite magical

SG said...

Love the photo of the blossom trees and punts. I went to Cambridge over the weekend and visited the CK shop to admire the bags. So many to choose from and so busy in there!

Tabiboo said...

Ahhhhh my old (briefly) stomping ground.

Beautiful pics,

Nina xxx

Florence and Mary said...

I often head to Cambridge for days out with my family as it's only a short ride away from home and the best place for us to meet in the middle!

Victoria xx

LissyLou said...

i adore Cambridge - it means alot to me as i got engaged there.

Great bag x

Country Girl said...

Glad you had a good time -am jealous of your bag!
PS Give your husband a slap from me - he knows why!

carol at home said...

Lovely pics of the river Cam, once upon a time I used to walk down that tow path everyday and we can still be found in one of the house boats from time to time as friends of ours often moor there for the weekend.

Josie-Mary said...

Cambridge looks beautiful, I've never been. Lovely handbag too :)

Lady Cherry said...

Himself took me to Cambridge last summer for my birthday, it was very hot and lovely punting on the river! Fond memories. xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

wow you have some great photos there, I really must take a trip into Cambridge next time it is sunny and have fun with my camera. Love the bag!

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Those pics of Cambridge look lovely, especially the punting along the river.

Gorgeous bag, that's the one I have my eye on. Although I had thought of having a go at making a messenger bag x

Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake said...

Oh I loved this post! We spent 6 very happy years in and around Cambridge doing our post-grad stuff, getting jobs and having our first babies, before heading back to Scotland. I've only been back once since, although husband has been back a few times for conferences and to use the library, bit far to go now though!

The college you weren't sure of - could it be Magdalene? I remember you could hire punts on the other side of the river.

Sandra x