We’ve been back in New Zealand almost a year now. In a few days, it will have been a whole year since we left Cambridge. Time has just *flown* by, but I’ll admit I’ve been avoiding this post, talking about Cambridge and leaving it behind.
Cambridge was a beautiful city with beautiful sights to see, whether summer or winter. So maybe I won’t tell about what we will miss, but just show you instead.
We enjoyed our lifestyle in Cambridge. We had a lovely terraced house there, in a good community, with great friends and interesting work. We haven’t put photos of all our friends here, but if you peruse our pubs posts, you’ll see them all there! You guys know who you are! 🙂
Our last weekend in Cambridge. Mostly made up of packing things, selling things, giving away things to charity stores and cleaning our house. One precious thing we packed was our set of fridge magnets. For every country we visited, we bought a fridge magnet. Holland, The Vatican, Monaco, France, Germany, Turkey, Scotland, Austria, Luxembourg, England, Spain, Wales, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic and some miscellaneous like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, California and Texas (In the US, we’ll do one per state). These are all in storage now, but were great fun to collect. We’ll probably keep up the habit for future holidays too.
Our last weekend was busy, but we did make sure to have some down time. This is a snap at our favourite cafe in Cambridge, Black Cat Cafe, owned and run by a New Zealand woman, Nancy, and her daughter Tess. We went there every weekend during our 4 years, without fail, for the delicious coffees, freshly baked muffins and yum eggs benedict. It was great to go twice in our last weekend while we were sorting things out.
Once everything was clean and packed with a great amount of help from our friends Richard and Sam, we made our last train trip down to London. We were staying there one night before flying out to NZ on Monday morning.
Wonderfully, we got to catchup with these amazing people before we left. Our London CompSci Crew! 🙂
We had an amazing 4 years in Cambridge and the UK. We’ll be back some day, but until then – thanks for all the memories everyone!
Liz and Rob