This blog actually spans 3 days. We finish off our delightful trip to Cambridge, skim over a day in London and arrive in Edinburgh.
One of my favourite aspects of Cambridge were all the little alleyways and doorways. You peer in and are not sure what lovely view you will have next. I did not take any notes as I went around Cambridge so I hope I have remembered the names of the colleges correctly. I apologise if I have made any errors – they were not intentional.
This is Emmanuel College (hopefully). Yet another stunning building. One of the windows of the dining room was open so we had a cheeky little peek inside. I would love a meal in here. What an experience to live in such a beautiful place. Back near the City Centre, King’s College Cathedral was bathed in sunlight. What a stunning building !
We couldn’t resist one more college. This is Corpus Christi. Yippee – more choral singing. The Old Court contains some of the oldest buildings in Cambridge – some were built in the 14th Century! We then set off on a punt which is a traditional Cambridge activity on the River Cam. What a very pleasurable activity it is, being punted along by a charming young man who entertained us with tales of the colleges.
This is Clare College. St.John’s College. The Bridge of Sighs is in the background. We could have been in Venice. I did not expect the buildings to be in the water like this. It was very beautiful to look at. The Bridge of Sighs close up. Another beautiful bridge. I think this is Trinity. Back on land we headed off to Harriet’s Cafe Tea Rooms for afternoon tea. A very naughty but delicious treat. We didn’t manage to finish it all so Harriet’s packed it up and we took it home and finished it later.
Having eaten and drunk too much over the weekend and definitely too much sugar, I was determined to be better on Monday and have a very low sugar day. I did but as I had not prepared in advance, it meant I ate a lot of protein and not enough of anything else. But it was at least a low sugar day – Yee Hah 🙂
I had some salmon for breakfast and snacked on almonds during the day. I only drank black coffee and herbal tea (and water) to save on calories and milk sugar. Lunch was ham and the Greek Salad. I took the tomatoes home. I had some with scrambled egg and a cup of Rooibos tea. A much better day of eating, need to add non sweet vegetables!
Today I came to Edinburgh. At the airport I did have a sausage in a bap from Jamie’s as I had not realised BA provided breakfast on the plane. I then ate the omelette, sausage and bacon but left the rest.
Today was very stressful for various reasons and at lunch time I went for a short walk and decided to sit in a cafe and eat lunch slowly and have a relax. I can not remember the name of this cafe but it was lovely. The quiche was full of vegetables and served with a tasty salad.
In the evening I went for a walk. It was dark and drizzling so I didn’t go far. Occasionally a place like this vegetarian Volunteers Forest could have tempted me but not tonight. I was not in the mood to sit somewhere grungy full of well meaning and potentially interesting people. I wanted to find something healthy, go back to my room and eat it, all alone and in peace and quiet.
Hurrah. A Health Food Shop. I love places like this. I bought for supper some seed crackers which were made with flax seeds, Brazil nuts, germinated buckwheat, carrots, pumpkin seeds, garlic, rosemary and salt. I bought some fresh hummus, raspberries and herbal tea. Who put that there? It would appear I also enjoyed a large glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc and some pumpkin seeds 🙂