July 15, 2011
Since Monday, I have been extremely busy! So busy that I haven’t been able to post any blog entries. However, this is the run down of the past week.
We arrived at Heathrow around 11:00am. About two hours later, we found ourselves at the gates of Selwyn College at University of Cambridge (pictured below).
For the remainder of the day, we explored the town of Cambridge and unpacked our things. At dinner we met a couple women from Quebec whom we have spent most of our time. They are fascinated by women from the south and I am obsessed with all things Canadian, so we have made a pretty good team!
After classes on Tuesday, we punted on the Cam. Punting is similar to riding a gondola and it is a fantastic way to see Cambridge.
The bridge pictured above is called the Mathematical Bridge. It is said to have been constructed during the 1700s and was made perfectly without any nails or screws. Hence the name. Rumor has it that during the late 19th century a Cambridge fellow and his students wanted to see how it was done so they deconstructed it and then tried to reassemble the bridge. Unfortunately they couldn’t figure it out so they had to use screws the second go-around.
Today we went to the grocer for lunch. I am shocked at the price of cheese here. I left with a week’s worth of cheese and humus and paid six pounds!
After classes today we went to the Orchard at Grantchester. They serve english tea and scones all day in a beautiful and historic apple orchard. About a century ago, Virginia Woolf enjoyed tea and scones regularly at this very orchard! I plan to spend most of my time at the lovely place!
Midnight at the Vue theater in Cambridge, the Canadians and the Georgians went to see Harry Potter 7 part 2! I have to admit that I am not a HP fanatic, but it was very exciting to see the movie in England. I just loved all the British people dressed up in costumes talking in their real Harry Potter accent!
From now on, I plan to update regularly! Cheerio!