Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A Winters Day in Cambridge

Good evening

I said I was planning a little escape from Suffolk didn't I. Well all went to plan and yesterday I headed by myself to Cambridge to meet a friend of mine. She lives in deepest Cornwall and we don't get to see to much of each other. Her clever daughter was off being interviewed for a Uni place next Autumn and it left us too with time to wander, natter, drink coffee, shop, drink more coffee and more shopping!

The sun was rather low yesterday so the river, bridge and Kings College look rather dark. The river was empty no punters.

Cambridge seemed rather quiet - am guessing lots of students have already gone home on their Christmas breaks and perhaps the shoppers invade at the weekends only? Anyhow, the two of us had a good time - we found some gorgeous little independent shops in the back streets and presents were bought for family & friends. We also found the CK shop in the Market Place - rather hard to miss. We spent ages in there looking. As you know Miss Kidston & I have had a rocky ride this year both craft kits I've bought have turned out to be rather useless. However her Christmas design with the cute Bambi style deer is rather appealing so I bought a couple of things - Christmas cards (I must get these written) and festive tea-towels;

My friend arrived to meet me at the station bearing gifts;

A gorgeous blue & white cornishwear jug and a Ladybird book - lovely additions to two of my collections :)

All to soon it was time to say goodbye and head back on the train to Suffolk.

Fingers crossed if her daughter gets her Uni place then more meet ups can happen next year.

We've got to that point of the year now - lots of things happening and not many days left for them to happen - meaning that some days we've 2 or 3 places to be at the same time. Roll on Friday 21st when the school madness stops and MrVV finishes work.

See you soon - just can't promise when.

xxx Vicki xxx

Oh btw - thank you & welcome to my new followers. I shal endeavour to pop over to read your blogs very soon. I can't at the moment follow any new blogs as blogger says I follow too many ! I shall have a look sometime to tidy up my reading list - maybe unfollowing some blogs which are no longer in use.


Ditzy and Dotty said...

Sounds like ou had a lovely day. Enjoy the pre-Christmas madness

Lizzy said...

My son is still there!! Working hard apparantly. I am going to pick him and the hamster up on Saturday. Thought I would go earlier and do some shopping. It didn't sound too busy but not sure what it will be like on Saturday morning

Lisa said...

Sounds like really lovely day, great to meet up with friends.
Lisa x

Irene said...

It's great when you meet up with old friends, and you semm to have had a brilliant day. the photo of Kings College looks stunning.
Thanks for sharing.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

My partner and I were just talking about going to Cambridge again. Glad you had a lovely day. xx

the vanilla squirrel said...

Oh Cambridge is a lovely place at Christmas and fab shopping too........not that I live anywhere near there anymore but this squirrel was born there.... Seem to still have a connection with it.......lovely gifts and cute ck shopping...so important to keep up with dear friends...thank you for sharing x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Glad you had a great time with your friend, think I might have a sugar bowl to go with your jug! :)

moonstruckcreations said...

I love Cambridge, I dont get to visit nearly enough though!

I know what you mean about it being a crazy time of year - in my head its only mid-October!!!!


Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Vicki,
Although I've been a follower on your blog for awhile now I hadn't realised you collected Ladybird bookshowever reading this post this evening I see you do. I sent a few to Julie at A tale from Toadstool House in November but I still have a couple left if you would like them, (I found them in the depths of a cupboard I was cleaning out). Haven't got them to hand at the moment to give you the titles but if you haven't got them already I'll send them to you.
Let me know when you can and I'll dig them out.

keep well

Amanda :-)

BadPenny said...

What a lovely place to visit and catch up with an old friend.

When I add Blogs I want to follow they show up on my side bar but I do not show up on their Blogs unless I add them in in settings. It all gets a bit complicated. I didn't know there was a limit to how many we can follow !