This weekend, as well as celebrating Burns Night and Australia Day, we went for our first drive outside of Cambridge, to a beautiful town called Ely.
It is the home of Ely Cathedral, a magnificent old Norman building on a site where there has been a Christian church going back as far a 673AD.
We also visited Oliver Cromwell's house, which has been turned into a very interesting little museum:
In the afternoon we enjoyed the drive out to our friends' house for the Australia day celebrations. They live in a little village to the south of Cambridge which was beautiful. I just have to share this photo of their local library!
Today (Sunday), we had another wonderful time at church (Eden Baptist). Last week we walked half an hour through snow and got there early. Today we drove and were late! But other than that, it all went well. The kids are loving the Sunday school there and I was made very welcome in the creche where I stayed with Lydia this week. (Dave met lots of people there last week, too.) We were invited back to the home of one of the families in the church, along with a couple of other people, and had a wonderful time of chatting and enjoying good food, and learnt a fun new parlour game. We are very thankful to have found such a welcoming church community to be part of here.