Then we realised that the reason we were all still outside, was because the electric jack had broken, and mummy was getting the blame, so we couldn’t unhitch the car! Daddy is very clever at these sorts of things and managed to find out what was wrong with it, and even fixed it, so we unhitched the car, but then it broke again so we were still stuck as Pebbles had her nose up in the air!
Daddy realised there was now an electrical problem, as the motor was working fine, but something was shorting it out. After hours and hours, he managed to get Pebbles level and we gave up on fixing it for the night. Scratchy enjoyed the outdoors time though and even went on a walk to meet the neighbours, but they obviously weren’t cat people!
We had recently invested in solar panels, so we decided to go off grid on this campsite, and after a promising first scorcher of a day, things went downhill very fast and we were freezing! We were struggling to get the battery charged sufficiently so were trying to limit our electric usage, and on top of that we were running low on gas due to us being so cold! So on Friday, we decided to all go for a run to warm ourselves up (and cos daddys moaning about being fat again!), so we went for a lovely run along the busway, and river to Cambridge. We saw a swan on her nest and also some goslings! They looked very tasty!
On Saturday we decided to walk back into Cambridge and have a look round. There were some lovely buildings and lots of people in robes graduating or something.
It was quite busy and everyone was really unfriendly. Even on the paths in nobody said hello or anything. No thank yous for moving out of the fast cyclists way. I really didn’t think much of the people of Cambridge, but then daddy pointed out that most of them are probably either students or tourists, so we shouldn’t give Cambridge people a bad name. Whatever!!
Daddy had been recommended a waffle stand on the market, so we hunted it down, and boy did they smell good. Daddy tried the banana split one and it was really good but he didn’t share any of it with us which I thought was really mean.
Then we found a lovely looking café called Le Patissier, that had outside seating so we could stop for some lunch as mummy was getting very hungry. They had great vegetarian options and could also cater for mummy so everyone was happy. When we got home daddy spent hours trying to fix the electric jack and finally, with mummys help, he managed to get the wiring sorted and the jack working. Hooray! This was the view from the café.
On Sunday we went for a really long walk from the site and to be honest it wasn’t the best. Most of it was road walking and then we found a nature reserve by the Gog Magog Golf Club, which was nicer. Then we went onto the golf course to try and get to the main common and hill, but we snuck through a fence onto the golf course, and then couldn’t get out. They made a good job of blocking all the paths on and off of the golf course so I don’t think they were too happy with us being on there. Some lovely lady golfers tried to help us but basically confirmed we were probably trespassing! Eventually we made it out through another fence and reached Wendlebury. We walked round there for a while and then had another pretty rubbish walk back, but we did go back via a pub!
We stopped at the pub in Great Shelford, so we weren’t too far from home, which was good as we were really tired. In the pub there were these really bouncy children that came out to the garden just to annoy us. Not sure if they owned the pub, but they were jumping all over the tables and their mum let them, so I assume they were supposed to be. Then they brought their labradoodle out which I really didn’t like and Jim was a bit nervous off. After a lot of growling the mum took the dog back inside and left us with the annoying children. So we quickly finished our drinks and made a swift exit. On the way back to the site we saw these very pretty bluebells, never seen them pink and white before. Are they whitebells and pinkbells rather than bluebells?
On Monday and Tuesday daddy had to go to a customer site, so we stayed home and did the washing and tried not to be too cold. By now the gas was very low and there was very little light to charge the solar panels so mummy tried not to use anything! Mummy did make daddy a haybox curry though as recommended by Mr D’s Thermal Cooker, but it really wasn’t very nice. We also went for a run but I was very tired and didn’t want to run home. Mummy’s back went too, so we looked like a right bunch on the way back along the river! We decided to go and get some gas Tuesday night when daddy got home with the car, but it turns out the BP station haven’t sold LPG for about 4 months so we couldn’t get any. Well that was our week in Cambridge, not the most exciting but it was a lovely site and a nice city break! Until next time, love & licks Rosie xxxx