Lifestyle: A Sunday Wander in Cambridge

A few weeks ago saw me and W attend another wedding (the second of the year – we’re taking advantage by stealing all the good ideas!), this time in Cambridge. One of my favourite cities, I couldn’t resist the chance to spend the day after having a good wander.

 photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 5_zpsqidup60i.jpg photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 4_zpszieidfu2.jpg photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 10_zpsm6yu1ows.jpgBy chance it was probably one of the best days of the year so far. Beautifully sunny, almost warm – pretty much perfect. We had no plan, other than to just appreciate the winding streets, impressive colleges and beautifully kept gardens.

 photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 22_zpsdlv0kixi.jpg photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 23_zps9ynp6swn.jpgI did *have* to swing by the Cambridge Satchel shop though. Whilst I’ve never really been tempted with their bags (I find the leather feels a little flimsy compared to what I’m used to) I do appreciate some of their more unusual colours. They have a beige-y mushroom-y mink that I’m particularly lusting after…

 photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 30_zps273jk8fa.jpg photo Spring Afternoon in Cambridge 29_zpst1dutuzf.jpgOh, and we managed to have a good catch up with an old friend over a cafe lunch – W went with a traditional cream tea, I let the side down with an indulgent combination of Coffee & Walnut Cake with a Hot Chocolate. Very nice it was too!

Having been to both Oxford and Cambridge relatively recently, I can definitely say Cambridge is my favourite of the two. I’ve really been enjoying exploring more of the UK over the last few years; I have my fingers crossed for a Scottish road trip this summer too!
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Are you a fan of UK mini-breaks? Where’s your favourite UK city?

  • Jennifer K

    I visited Cambridge last year so my sister could look at the university and I really liked the place (although we agreed probably not the right uni choice for either of us). I’d love to go back and spend a little longer exploring a bit more of it. I have such a long list of UK places I want to visit!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      It is a lovely place! x

  • I visited Cambridge 4 years ago and it was beautiful ! It sounds like you had a great week end !
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

    • ninegrandstudent

      I agree, it’s so beautiful there! x

  • Gorgeous photos. I’ve never been to Cambridge but it looks so lovely I might put it on my list!

    Katie.
    xx LA-COCO-NOIRE

    • ninegrandstudent

      Definitely go! x

  • I’d love to go on a UK mini break but it’s just finding the time!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Yep, if we hadn’t have been going to a wedding I definitely would have just been studying in the library! x

  • I really loved Cambridge when I went though we didn’t get as lovely weather!! We are going to Oxford next month so I’m looking forward to comparing the two!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • ninegrandstudent

      I’m much more of a Cambridge fan – would love to know your thoughts! x