Monday, 18 February 2013

Weekend in Cambridge

This weekend was the beginning of my holiday. So it was the perfect opportunity to spend the weekend with my sister at university.

I arrived in the afternoon & we had time for a walk & cookies before we wrapped up & began the hunt for a restaurant.


After a short search, we picked out a little Mediterranean restaurant. Both our meals were lovely - I had Salmon Agora whereas E had Moroccan Style Tagine.


We then did some exploring before escaping the cold for a short supermarket trip to buy some microwave popcorn. As I don't have a microwave at home (shocking I know) this would be the first time I had it & so the prospect was very exciting.

We dashed through the cold back to my sister's room to do some sketching & watch Anna Karenina with our popcorn. I had no idea I had been missing out on something so tasty.


After a surprisingly good night considering I had to camp on the floor, we did a little more exploring. Although it was still early, the parks were filled with students playing football, rugby & a whole host of other games. We also managed to catch a snippet of a rowing race.


We then had a little meet up with a distant cousin we had never met before. This was lovely - we had heard he went to the same university but never had the actual chance to meet until then.

Our thoughts then turned to lunch.

We've always liked to experiment with recipes, so this was our chance to combine our favourite flavours into a perfect lunch. A mixture of sweet potato, greens, puff pastry, onions & haloumi cheese, it was GLORIOUS. I'm sure I'll be posting the recipe one day.




It really was one of the best lunches I've had in a while - I can't rave on about it enough, especially if you consider how speedy, easy and tasty it was.

Once our lunch was over, we had hot drinks & treated ourselves to chocolates & our mother's homemade cookies before heading out for one last exploration before I had to leave.




Cambridge is so beautiful, it's always a pleasure to go there, between the parks, rowing races, shops and university events, there is always something going on.

A perfect start to my little holiday.

24 comments:

  1. Cambridge! It is the dream of all students of the world!! Nice look a nice pictures!!
    Federica from Rome
    smartchicdietreadbooksandfly.blogspot.it

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    1. It really is beautiful, and thank youxx

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  2. Sounds like you had a good weekend! Cambridge looks/sounds like a gorgeous town.

    I can't believe you'd never had microwave popcorn before! I love that stuff.

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    1. I can't believe I hadn't until now either, its deliciousxx

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  3. youve never had microwave popcorn? you are slacking! looks like you had fun!

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  5. Pleaase post the recipe for your lunch ASAP!

    myuniyears.blogspot.com XX

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  6. i have to go visit cambridge now! :)
    and i agree with India i want that recipe as well :D

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  7. Beautiful pictures; glad you had such a good time!

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  8. Stunning & very cute photos, sound like a perfect day!!
    xoxo
    Christy
    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  9. lovely post! the photos are awesome ♥

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  10. Just found your blog :) I love it, so cute. Your lunch looks so tasty too, please post the recipe :).

    Rachael xx.

    www.theteacozykitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm really glad you like itxx

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  11. This is a lovely little post, sounds like you had a great time with your sister, and i'm glad you enjoyed the pastry pie you made for lunch, does look quite scrummy tbh! xx

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  12. Lovely post and pictures hun! Love it and I love Cambridge so much! <3

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  13. Looks like such a nice place!

    Lovely post and beautiful pictures xx

    http://sophie-acrosstheuniverse.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. beautiful photos (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Just lovely! =)

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  16. i love Cambridge so much.... Planning to take my parents when they come over from Spain. Pie looks fab.
    Marisa.xx
    Www.cremaluisa.co.uk

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