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Jun2011
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Every year since 1974 (with the exception of last year, apparently) Strawberry Fair has been on in Cambridge. It’s is a free volunteer run community music, entertainments, arts and crafts fair. In other words, a hippy-fest. For a free event just up the road, we thought we should go have a nosy. The fair is *packed* with food stalls, retail stalls, rides, activities, performances and demonstrations. There was even a stall of New Zealand products – pounamu and other taonga. […]

27
Jun2011
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As the weather started to get warmer, we started migrating back out to the pubs, many are new, as we endeavor to visit every pub in Cambridge. Let’s continue on with our list then, eh? The first pub here is the Corner House, a popular haunt of the my hockey team after matches. After every game, we’d have a meal and a pint – an English tradition I might have to take home with me. I’m wearing my hockey gear […]

20
Jun2011
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Twice a year, Cambridge has a beer festival. We missed the last one in October, but made the effort to go to the next one, especially since the weather was warmer. It’s a fairly popular festival. Essentially, this festival is a large beer tent with kegs of over 200 real ales and 80 ciders and perries. They give you a booklet to try and choose some, but really, there’s no way to choose. Some of the beers we tried included: […]

19
Jun2011
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As many of you will know, I (that is, Liz) would attend conventions when I was in NZ and Oz. You know, sci fi conventions, and some expos too. However, for budget reasons and having time to spare, I haven’t been to one here. Until last month. Yea, I dragged Rob along too. One of the reasons we committed to the event was 1) James Marsters was attending and 2) the convention was in Northampton, a city we wanted to […]

11
Jun2011
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While Dad and Mum (aka Barry and Helen) were visiting Cambridge we went and saw the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The place is a massive complex – it used to be an Air force base. The museum has planes, cars, artillery and guns from most of the wars Britain was involved with. There was also a whole building dedicated to The Blitz, which was very interesting. They had a large selection of planes including b-17, b-52, Concord, and even […]