27
Oct2010
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Piece by piece we’ve been buying furniture and either carrying or cycling it home, with the one exception being the couch. A couple of weeks ago, we made out final living room purchases and construction. And with this final construction, we can consider our living room complete. Previously you’d seen Rob and I carrying a kitchen table and chairs home. Now it looks much prettier with an oilcloth table cloth below. And again there’s the leather couch we’d had delivered. […]

23
Oct2010
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I’ve been pretty lazy this past 6 months. No sport, the occasional cycle around, but nothing really *really* active. But I finally got off my butt and signed up to a local hockey club. Cambridge South Hockey Club, to be exact. It’s a pretty social club, and these are a good bunch of girls too. I felt pretty darn rusty on my skills, but they threw me up as a forward, so I had a good go of it. Aside […]

19
Oct2010
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A few weeks ago, Rob’s mum sent us a wee care package. You see, it’s cold here. Like, much colder than we expected. It’s not even winter yet! So, we requested some of our woolen scarves and beanies. But we got a couple of presents too! A kiwiana table runner and a tea towel from Namibia. Big thanks Helen and Barry! Was a wonderful surprise in the post.

18
Oct2010
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Similar to home, they let farmers put their cattle in public parks. Either that or the land is owned by farmers, and people are allowed through it. Regardless, on a recent cycling trip about town, we stopped to snap some cattle. They looked pretty chilled out. Nice.

17
Oct2010
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Cambridge is just a little city. Population 120,000 not including students. There’s not a huge lot of shopping options. So, we ordered some stuff online. Mr Vintage from NZ, of course. Needed to topup the kiwiana tshirt collection. Though I *swear* they bumped the prices because we overseas and not paying GST. Still, they were worth it. I’ve also been ordering things off etsy, an online crafty store where artistics and crafty people sell their wares. I bought A knitted […]

14
Oct2010
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One great things to come out of the Cambridge Food and Garden Festival was the produce we bought. We got some delicious locally made Apple juice. We bought a selection of yummy chocolate fudges. And we also bought some beautiful wild mushrooms. Combine these ingredients with a fresh loaf of sourdough and a Jaime Olvier recipe, and we have a top notch Sunday lunch. I’ve been getting quite into trying different recipes from the Jamie cookbooks because I can actually […]

10
Oct2010
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We’re still working out all the best ways to find out things that are ‘going on’ in Cambridge. We’ve signed up to a few mailing lists, picked up the free rag mags around but we’re still not in ‘the know’. We’ll work it out, I’m sure. So, I was pretty chuffed when we found out about the Cambridge Food and Garden Festival the week it was happening. We popped out in the drizzle to check it out. It’s only the […]

03
Oct2010
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It’s been getting cold in Cambridge. And its started to rain a lot. When I say rain, I mean drizzle. It likes to drizzle here. So, a couple of weekends ago, we were pleasantly surprised to see it was sunny. So we decided to wander, and take advantage of it. We may not get many more. So here’s some snaps around Cambridge. This is one of the tourist signs in Cambridge, marking out various sites. They’re all over the cbd. […]

01
Oct2010
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When we were cycling to our nearby shopping center, there were a bunch of people hovering around a fence. And then we saw what was through the fence. It’s a steam train called the Cathedrals Express. It looks like the Hogawarts Express! It’s designed for train holidays with sleeper carriages and a restaurant car and everything. Pretty awesome for a random afternoon. 🙂