Of course, sometimes, we grab our cameras and aren't afraid to look like we've just jumped off one of the big tourist buses that arrive on the weekends. This weekend we grabbed the chance on Saturday morning to look at Trinity College. Most of it was closed for filming, but we did get to see Henry VIII with his chair-leg sceptre, the TCN stone and the great court (of Harold-Abrahams-in-Chariots-of-Fire fame!).
We also got to go inside the Wren Library (part of Trinity College) which is a beautiful old library and has display cases with all kinds of treasures like A.A. Milne's manuscript of Winnie-the-Pooh, some pages from Isaac Newton's notes and letters (plus his walking stick and a lock of his hair!!), and a manuscript copy of Paul's letters from eighth-century England. It's a working library so absolute silence needs to be observed. Dave and the kids went inside first while I stayed outside with Lydia and took photos.
Then we swapped and Dave walked home with the four kids while I went and looked at the library on my own (bliss!) and then had a wander around Cambridge. I was in a slightly different part from where I've been with the kids and managed to get hopelessly lost - actually doing a full circle and ending up where I started while thinking I was heading in a straight line. This had a bit to do with the medieval layout of the streets and a bit to do with my sense of direction. It didn't really matter. I discovered that it is quite fun being lost in a town like Cambridge as long as you don't have four kids in tow!
Maybe I'll aim to get 'lost' again sometime (and make sure I have enough money in my purse for hot chocolate as well).
Lydia enjoying the view of St John's college with me