So, some huge news today…we bought bikes! Turns out that this was pretty much a must have purchase as seemingly everyone here has them. The bike shop said we should be able to pick up our new babies next weekend. Because we bought the “student specials,” which were the only bikes that were remotely reasonable in price, there was a bit of a wait. Safe to say in Cambridge that it’s definitely a seller’s market for bicycles! Putting that aside, we’re very excited about cutting down our commute time to the city centre from 20 minutes (walking) to like 5 minutes biking. While I was never particularly adept at cycling and I haven’t been on a bike in like 15 years…I plan on riding fast, because that’s how I roll.
Otherwise, not too much going on today. Just shopped around a bit today and did a little light sightseeing since the weather turned out to be very nice. Had lunch at Tattie’s for the second day in a row…excellent baked potato with cheddar and garlicky sautéed mushrooms. Tomorrow is registration day for my course with a reception in the evening…so that should be awesome.
Here are a few pictures from our day out and walking through Queen’s College (est. 1448).
One of our lovely paths to the city centre
A cool looking room in Queen's College
Picturesque photo of a courtyard in Queen's (except for the intruding finger!)