Cambridge Adventure Part 2

See Part 1 Here

On Wednesday we decided to go to the Centre of Computing History. After breakfast at Frankie and Benny’s we walked over the railway bridge to the centre which was located really close to the apartment we were staying at. However, we decided to take the scenic route through a park which ended up sending up completely the wrong direction and we ended up back where we had started!

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After eventually finding the centre we paid our fee and went in. This was a funny little museum run by volunteers but it was fascinating.

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Jezz obviously enjoyed it but I really enjoyed it too! It was interesting looking at all the different types of computer from years gone by. It is an interactive museum too so you could use the machines and play some games. I even tried my hand at a bit of computer programming!

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We spent quite a long time here playing with everything and it was mid-afternoon by the time we left.

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We headed back via Currys PC World (Jezz takes me to the best places) where we spent FAAAR too long looking at 4K TV’s. We then headed back to the apartment for a cup of tea and a rest.

For our last evening meal we walked back into the historic part of Cambridge and went to a really cool Thai street-food restaurant called Thaikhun. The food here was AMAZING, we were starving when we arrived and ordered far too much. To start we had the “Sukumvit 38 Platter” which had salt & pepper squid, fish cakes, chicken spring rolls and honey pork. The pork was amazing, my personal favourite. Jezz’s was the tiny fish cakes. For our mains we shared the “Pinto Siam” which comprised of Chicken Massaman curry, stir fried pork belly in red curry sauce, beef in oyster sauce and egg fried rice. Oh and prawn crackers. Oh AND pork scratchings. Two extremely full bellies later we waddled back to the apartment and packed up our things for our departure in the morning. I felt a bit sad to leave this lovely little apartment. I had enjoyed playing house somewhere new.

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On Thursday we rose early to check out of the apartment by 10.30 am, handed back the keys and made our way over to Milton Keynes.  Our destination was the Xscape Centre to SnoZone for another ski lesson. I can’t lie, I was terrified. I had built it up quite a lot in my head by this point and had a bit of a panic. I was very quiet in the morning and through lunch. I didn’t really want to do it. However, once I got going it wasn’t half as bad as I remembered. I think the teacher (I believe his name was Harry), this time was much better than the previous, and the class was also a little smaller with only 6 students. Harry spent quite a lot of time making sure we were confident and even when you didn’t think he was looking he would pick up on things that would help and make suggestions. I finally started to feel a bit like I was getting the hang of some of it and this was a definite confidence booster. I don’t think I am ski ready by any means, but I am a step closer. This isn’t going to be a quick process I think, it is something I am really going to have to push myself with and stick with if I am ever going to conquer it.

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I was also presented with a problem during my ski lesson. Whenever I involve myself in any kind of physical exertion I get a very hot head and red face. A somewhat embarrassing trait and even more problematic when skiing apparently! Hot face + cold air = glasses steaming up. We moved higher up the hill, and the faster I went, the less I could see, the more I would panic… you get the picture. I was just getting the hang of changing direction, and the instructor put out some cones. I failed at going around every one apart from the first! Now I don’t know if this was because of the lack of ability or the fact I couldn’t see a bloody thing. I will blame not seeing for now 😉 anyway… this has resulted in me getting contact lenses. But that is a story for another day.

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After skiing and feeling a bit better about myself we headed back to Brighton via Cobham Service Station (Jezz’s favourite service station… it’s a thing) where we had curry for dinner. We got home about 8.30 pm. Jezz had to return to work on Friday but I had booked another day off work so I spent the day doing really exciting things like washing my clothes and cleaning the bathroom.

All in all a really very lovely week off. I am definitely feeling more like me again now. What a relief.

9 comments on Cambridge Adventure Part 2

  1. leeshastarr
    October 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like you had an amazing time, I’d love to see all the computers and have a little play on them! I’m glad you’re feeling more like yourself.

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    • Amy Elliott
      October 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm (2 years ago)

      It was really fun actually! Took me back to primary school days! x

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    • Amy Elliott
      October 8, 2015 at 2:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha! I think we looked at everything in the store after that…. I drew the line when we got to the fridge freezers.

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  2. Hannah Renton
    October 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love to visit Cambridge! Sounds like there’s lots to do there!!

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    • Amy Elliott
      October 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

      There certainly is! We could have spent longer, there is lots to see :)

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  3. Hannah Renton
    October 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love to visit Cambridge! Sounds like there’s lots to do there!! Hannah x

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  4. fashion-mommy
    October 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh My! We used those Commodore computers when I was at school – blast from the past.

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    • Amy Elliott
      October 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes same! It is quite incredible really when you are looking at the old computers how far we have come. Boggles my brain!

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