Cambridge Break Away

Hi Strangers,

So here is another old post from 2016 ūüôā enjoy!

Day 1 of going to Cambridge – So on 17th September was mine and my other halves two year anniversary, so we booked the weekend away to Cambridge. I went there when I was younger but hardly remembered anything when we finally went there this year. To get to Cambridge we booked a coach as the coach was cheaper than train and it isn’t too far from where we live, as we live in Norwich so it was about 2 hours to get there. ¬†When we arrived we had a few hours to spare till we could check in at the Royal Cambridge Hotel so we went to the Grafton Centre to grab some lunch as it was about 11:30 is and I was starving so we went to the top of Grafton Center and went to Burger King. Half an hour later we had lunch! It was okay, well it is Burger King! After that we just looked around the Grafton Center and just around that area really, when it got to about 13:30ish we thought let’s find the hotel because we always like to check in on time, so we got there, it was a great location because it was about 5 minute walk both left and right to the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and about 10 – ¬†15 minute walk to the city center. The check-in was a bit of a worry when we got there… ¬†Due to the room wasn’t booked in my name… But it was booked under my Boyfriends name! But it was strange because I emailed them, paid and everything… So I must of some really put it under my Boyfriends name… ¬†That was a scary experience because after they found it… They said they didn’t have no rooms if they didn’t find it! I nearly pooped myself! Anyway, we got into the room and the room was nice, we had a sofa and it was very spacious. ¬†Which was lovely. We didn’t do too much exploring on the first night in Cambridge as we were tired! So we went to go get some dinner as we went back to the Grafton Center and went to Bella Italia, we like Bella Italia anyway, but let’s just say I got very tipsy because I was super tired!!

Day 2 of exploring Cambridge – So it was a Sunday for this second day, so we tried to have a lay in, but it never works we always end up waking up at 06:30, ¬†7:00 or 07:30 so after we woke we chilled out for a bit, played some games and then we got sorted and dressed before heading out to get some breakfast, we really fancied a bacon roll but hardly nowhere was open so we went to Gregg’s.. ¬†At 10:00 we had a bacon and sausage roll… ¬†Mhmmm. ¬†So after that, we went to explore some shops, the shops that we saw were more up to date with their signs then the ones we had in Norwich City. ¬†We went to the Grand Arcade which was really lovely, ¬†we went into the Lush store because in Norwich there is a really small one where the one in Cambridge was pretty spacious so I was really happy! After we did our explores in the morning we got hungry and went to Tescos to get some lunch and headed back to the hotel to eat it and rest our feet! (Think I’m missing a part here).. ¬†But we went to the river as I really wanted to go down the river and it was lovely, ¬†we saw a lot of rowers training, and the river was just peaceful. ¬†Before we got to the river we bumped into a field of cows… Just freely walking around while you walked near them… ¬†I have never seen this till now so it was definitely a strange experience. ¬†Anyway back to lunch. ¬†So after we finished lunch, we tried to think about what to do so we said we’ll let’s go to the museum, the Fitzwilliam ¬†Museum because it was free admission and it was something else to explore. ¬†The museum was pretty big but if you like art and pottery definitely the place to go. You could take pictures in the museum which normally most museums don’t let you, there were only two rooms that you couldn’t take photos in. ¬†The museum had taken us a while to go round so after we were done we went back to the hotel and rested up again. So it was about 15:00ish and we thought we’ll let’s go to the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens it was a five-minute walk from our hotel, so we got there and to be honest it’s really cheap to enter. ¬†¬£5 per adult. ¬†So I paid and I wasn’t really sure on how the place will be… But once we started walking around.. My goodness, it’s a beautiful place and definitely worth the money and time of going! We will definitely be going back but because it was a Sunday and we came there late we didn’t have a lot of time. ¬†Anyway there was a little cafe in the place and we stopped there for a little treat, we had a lovely brownie but we really wanted was a¬†Maltesers hot chocolate because it sounded lush… But they were out of stock (crying face) so we just had hot chocolate with cream which was still lovely but we had to rush it down because the place was closing at 6 and we were still there after 5 so we called it a day and said we will come back. ¬†So we got back to the hotel rested for a little and thought about dinner, we wanted somewhere close so we didn’t have to walk so much because we walked all day. ¬†So we decided Pizza Express, ¬†so we got there and I had Spag bol and Billy had a lasagna. We tried to have a dessert but we felt super sick because we had eaten all day, but the staff was lovely and the food was delicious! So after dinner, we went home and relaxed and went to bed.

Day 3 Leaving day -We got up early, as we wanted to check out by 9 so then we could explore more in the morning, so we got sorted and checked out. ¬†We went to M&S and had our breakfast, bacon roll and a cup of tea. Yum. So after that, I wanted to go get some fudge from the fudge store.. ¬†We got into the store and I do hate this… ¬†Is where the shop is so small and you have that awkward think about what you need to buy while the shopkeeper stares are you. ¬†The problem I had with the store was not all the fudge had their names on them… So I didn’t know what they were… ¬†But in the end, I bought, myself some dark chocolate sea salt fudge, Billy Salted Caramel fudge and my dad just plain vanilla fudge. In total it cost ¬£16. ¬†Before we came out of the shop they were cooking in front of which was cool, definitely cool to watch. ¬†After that, I needed to go get a postcard so I went to the shop next door to the fudge shop and got one as it is a tradition at work to get a postcard of when you travel somewhere haha. ¬†So really we just explored more around Cambridge, down all the little shops and we found more places that we haven’t fully explored so we will be coming back! It got to lunch time and we went to McDonald’s.. I don’t think I’ll ever go back… ¬†I don’t know if the dude had anything because it was creepy, there was a guy that worked there and he came up to me chatting when I sat down, asked my name, why I was in Cambridge and stuff… ¬†And it like did little nicknames to my name like melon Megan… ¬†It just felt creepy and really put me off going to that McDonald’s… So we quickly ate our lunch and left. ¬†After that, we didn’t have a lot to do… ¬†So we just went near the coach’s and sat on the grass for a while, we tried some of our fudge and the fudge was super hard to break and actually eat… ¬†Which was a bit of shame… ¬†Anyway, our coach was really late but apart from that. ¬†We loved Cambridge, we wouldn’t live there but we will come back to visit for sure.

Lots of Love MeggyMoo xxx

York Holiday 

Hi Strangers, so here is a post that I did a 2 years ago for our holiday in York. I hope you enjoy it!

So at the moment, we reserved a hotel room at Ascot House, ¬†looks like a lovely place, but will find out on the 13th October 16 (next Thursday at the time that I am writing this) the price I guess reasonable but not fully sure, it will cost us ¬£300 for three nights, guess not to bad, we booked our train tickets last week which cost us ¬£96 for there and back and for two people with a two together railcard, not too bad. ¬†Now we are just waiting to go and I can’t wait to write down my experience!!

(The countdown begins, don’t tell me you don’t do this too!)

Saturday 8th October 16 – 5 days left… Excited!

Sunday 9th October 16¬† – ¬†4 days left… Mwahahaha

Monday 10th October 16 – two days of work… That’s all

Tuesday 11th October 16- last day of work,  woo!!

Wednesday 12th October, 16 – I’M GOING ON HOLIDAY, IM GOING ON HOLIDAY TOMORROW!

Thursday 13th October¬†16 – so today is the day, ¬†let me get ready then I need to catch the bus to Norwich at 8:08 woo! This whole journey, I will be writing everything down on here as I do it so enjoy! At least I won’t forget about anything!!!

Of course, our first main stop is to go have some breakfast at M&S in Norwich, love their bacon rolls! After we finished our breakfast, I needed to go get some headphones as I forgot mine! And we wanted to go get some lunch and snacks but in the end, we didn’t really get snacks.. It’s now 12:12 and we are at the train station waiting for our train to Peterborough, ¬†then have to get another train to York.

Super excited but we are now waiting and our train leaves at 12:57.. Let’s see what we can do while we wait!! ¬†So we watched some YouTube, ¬†got on our train and ate some lunch that we got from Morrisons and now we are in Peterborough waiting for our train to York ūüėä.

I’m so annoyed with people and Virgin trains as we had reserved seats and people were sitting in our sits but we couldn’t do anything as we hate causing a scene but I think really the trains should check who’s sitting in the right places as the tickets person saw we had a reserved seats but didn’t say anything, eugh!! ¬†So we had to sit on the floor door the whole journey to York but at least it was just an hour and a half.

But we are now in York! Our room is lovely! We also got shown to our room which we have never had and the old man at the reception was ever so lovely and kind! He got us a map of York too and showed us the best way to get to the city.

So it is 18:52 and now about to go get some dinner! We have decided to go to Strada, we have been here before in Brighton , which was our first holiday and we had it on our first night in Brighton so we thought we would do it again but in York ūüėä.

Dinner was Yummy! We had a cheese burger and they chips were lovely! But now we are back at the hotel ready for bed! Goodnight! The exploring starts tomorrow!!

Friday ¬†14th October¬†– Good morning! So got up at 7:00 and had our breakfast at 8:30 which was nice, but I wasn’t keen on the sausage and bacon just had a weird taste to me! But that’s my opinion. ¬†The staff were lovely, had smiles on there faces and just was kind and sweet, we got served really quick and we only had to wait about 5-10 minutes for our breakfast, ¬†we had a full English breakfast as I didn’t say! Now we are just resting and soon to be going out exploring!!

We went out exploring and our first thing to do was look round the streets of York an see the markets, we then went to have a cup of tea and rest in M&S at around 11:30, we then walked across the city walls which we saw some lovely places while on there.

We then went to the York Minister which I nearly set myself on fire because I was stupid and put my coat near a fire while trying to find a place to put a candle! But it was lovely, ¬†alot of things to see and read about. ¬†We then went to go grab some lunch at about 15:00 and we just went to KFC but we wasn’t very keen as the chips were cold and I didn’t enjoy it.. We then went to the National Railway Museum which we didn’t stay to long because we were tired but we saw a few things there and the trains were massive!! I’m a tiny small person, ¬†I’m only 4’10 so when I saw them I thought they were Hugh! Anyway, we went back to the hotel and we are now currently resting and thinking about dinner and what to do tomorrow!

For our dinner we had Bella Italia as we normally go to a Bella Italian,  the food was nice and the staff made it feel very welcoming and when we were leaving alot of the said Bye so that was nice. But now we are back in the hotel. Goodnight!

Saturday 15th October¬†– Good Morning, our last full day in York today, we had a shower and went down for breakfast which again was nice ūüėä. So got back into our room and settled our bellies for half and hour and planned our day. ¬†We decided that we wanted to explore the shops this time and there was a wonderful soap store, definitely worth seeing, ¬†I also brought a postcard as in my department at work , we buy postcards for whenever we travel, ¬†so just brought a simple postcard of York Minister. ¬†We went back to York Minister as we didn’t explore everything in the Minster. ¬†Now we are having lunch/dinner at Ask Italian, which is so so big because it’s a museum.. And when you first go in, ¬†it actually looks like a gift shop but the restaurant is ever so beautiful and the food was delicious and of course, we had our favorite mango sorbet. Yum yum.

So after lunch/dinner, we looked round more shops and I got a present for my dad and my friend. We wandered more of the streets of York there is so much to explore but York is very expensive as we didn’t have a lot of money to get into museums or anything like that so if you want to go to York make sure to bring a lot of money! With each holiday we do we learn more and more which is great. ¬†Anyway, after that we went to Tescos got our dinner which was just a meal deal and then just chilled at the hotel for the whole night.

Sunday 16th October

Good morning again, today is the day that we go back home! We are so sad to see York go! We will probably come back in a few years time! Anyway, let’s have some breakfast.

Now we are at the train station waiting for our train which is 10:57. Let’s go home…so we got into Peterborough and we had to get a coach to Ely due to some works going on, the coach driver used one of the sat navs which lead us down the country side roads.. Which I hated because it was so many bumps and all sorts, ¬†a lady and her husband got off and she looked like she was going to be sick. We had to be at the Ely train station to catch our train for 14:10 and we ended up being 15 minutes late, so we missed our train and we missed another train as we had one minute to get to the other side of the train station, ¬†so we was at the train station at 14:20 our next train was 15:10. ¬†I got really upset due to my anxiety and I hate being late.. But our train tickets were fine for the train we got as that was another worry of mine.. But now on the train and should be in Norwich at 16:14 and then I have to catch a bus home.. So yeah.. That was fun. ¬†Thank you for reading our holiday trip. ¬†This is going to be lovely for us to come back and read this. ¬†I will put up more photos on here later in the week.

Lots of Love MeggyMoo xxx