United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire

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  • Day51

    Housesitting in Swavesey

    June 21, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    We are companions to Charlie the cat, and Buzz the Degu for the next 10 days. It’s great to be setting up temporary housekeeping. I made soup which really tasted good after so many days of eating sandwiches or prepared foods from the grocery stores. We don’t eat out very much—too expensive when we are traveling this long.

    We are both getting over a cold, so it's great to just relax and watch a movie!
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  • Day57

    Grantchester village

    June 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    One day we drove to Grantchester, a village on the river Cam, just south of Cambridge. It is a place where students and others often go to walk in the meadows along the river, picnic, and swim. The Orchard Tea Garden is a beautiful spot, and there are charming pubs too. A lot of poets, writers, and other artistic types hung out there.Read more

  • Day126

    Lord Fairhaven's Collections

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    His library is full of books, many of which are about English country houses and gardens. He and his guests would gather in the library for before-dinner drinks. On one of the windows, Lord Fairhaven would have important guests like the Queen sign their name with a diamond-tip pen.

    There are beautiful clocks in every room of the house.Read more

  • Day54

    Cambridge

    June 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Cambridge is home to the 4th oldest university in the world, and includes 31 colleges. It is a very walkable town, and most of the colleges are right in the center. We took a Hop-On-Hop-Off tour to get an overview, and then walked around to see more buildings up close. Here are some views of the city from the top of Great St. Mary's Church tower, including a street market, and a photo of the tower itself.Read more

  • Day13

    Peckover House Garden

    August 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    A two acre garden at the back and around Peckover House.
    A nice change after yesterday’s extravaganza of Burghley House.
    Walled garden walks, fruit trees (pears, apples, plumbs). Sun shining after a rainy drive, bees about and someone drinking peppermint tea. The morning complete.
    Even has a cat cemetery, which some would suggested is the best place for cats.
    Bernadette picking up more ideas for a major redo of the backyard. This place is a better template than the other
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  • Day58

    Cambridge American Cemetery

    June 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    This is the only US Cemetery in England. Most of those memorialized here died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the air bombardments of NW Europe. The visitor center has a lot of photos and personal stories. Lt. Joseph Kennedy Jr. and co-pilot were killed in one of the bombing missions, in which they were to set the autopilot to make the plane crash into the target, then parachute out before the crash. The bombs detonated prematurely, well before the planned bailout. They are among those named on the Wall of the Missing.Read more

  • Day126

    Angelsey Abbey

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    Angelsey Abbey was built in the early 1100s, was owned and modified several times, and finally bought by brothers Huttelston and Henry Broughton in 1926, because they wanted to be close to the horse-racing tracks. They were the American-born sons of a wealthy English couple; they moved back to England when the boys were teenagers.

    The house was in disrepair, but they made it a country home where they could entertain their racing and shooting friends. After Henry got married, he sold his share to his brother, then titled 1st Lord Fairhaven. He then made the home a showplace, where he housed his huge collections of art, clocks, and books.
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  • Day126

    Dinner with Lord Fairhaven

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Lord Fairhaven didn't like to eat alone, so he often invited friends. He usually only had three guests at a time so everyone had a chance to be part of the conversation. At 9 p.m. the butler would bring in the radio so everyone could hear the news.

  • Day126

    Lord Fairhaven: A Dapper Gentleman

    September 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    This is his coronation robe, worn for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and also for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Lord Fairhaven was always well-dressed and wore a carnation boutonniere most days.

    He loved to travel, and added to his collections as he went around the world.

  • Day54

    Colleges of Cambridge University

    June 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

    Here is King's College, where we went to an Evensong to hear the choir. It is composed of boys from about age 8 through college age, and they sing beautifully!

    Queen's College is next--and the Mathematical Bridge that connects the college's two banks. The boats going along the river are called punts. Punting is a favorite pastime in Cambridge.

    And some more colleges in the next photos.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cambridgeshire, CAM, Grantanbrycg, كامبريدج, Кеймбридж, Caergrawnt, کمبریج, केमब्रिजशायर, ケンブリッジ, 케임브리지, Konteth Kargront, Cantabrigia, Kembridža, केंब्रिज, کیمبرج, Кембридж, Кембриџ, เคมบริดจ์, 劍橋

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