What a punt!


Hope that everyone is enjoying the recent beautiful weather here in the UK? Yesterday I went to Cambridge with Emma, Lucy and Tom to do one of my favourite things: explore.

Surprisingly, even though it’s not that far away from me, I’ve only been to Cambridge a handful of times and Emma hadn’t been! With the sun shining, we decided to have a go at punting on the River Cam…

I was faced with a bit of a dilemma. I really wanted to go punting, but I can’t really swim, I’m scared of water and did I mention that I can’t swim? So at first I was terrified:

(Emma looks like she’s feeling seasick?) But after I got over the initial worrying, (and a Pimms later) I had a great time. (I seem to have been mentioning alcohol a lot recently but I don’t usually drink this much – it’s just that summer feeling.)

So that’s another thing ticked off my to-do list! Punting. Check! It’s good to face your fears, you know?

Thanks to Tom’s brilliant punting skills we stayed dry (I was SO relieved), had a giggle and made a few friends along the way. Awww to the duckling trying to swim a long with us:

Happy to be back on dry land, we checked out some of the small arty boutique shops. After recently dusting the cobwebs off of my bike, I was loving these cycling themed prints in Podarok and reminisced about my ‘Northern’ days in Lincoln with this Catch a duck sign in the window of Cally Co – ‘Ey up duck!’


Cambridge had a great atmosphere, a good balance of old (I felt like I was at Hogwarts at times)  and new and some lovely typographic details. I wish I had taken more photos really – I took Lady P. though so depending on how the experimental film goes, I might have some more to share with you soon!

Oh, one last thing! I spotted this sign whilst waiting at the bus stop:

It’s probably not the best use of a gothic font in the world? It’s not my favourite anyway…

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