Adventures of Gamblegirl
Date: 14 August 2003 Adventures of Gamblegirl: Cambridge I lurrrrrve Cambridge!!! Oh by the way hello all, hope you are well, miss you heaps. I lurrrrrve Cambridge!!! So far out of all the places that I have been to, that's been the closest to compare with the beauty of Bath. It was jaw dropping gorgeous. Picteresque (don't even bother questioning my spelling. Normally I would have a dictionary with me but alas it was too HEAVY to carry so bad luck), it is everything that a uni town should be - bikes everywhere, gorgeous buildings, green endless manicured lawns with weeping willows and immaculat bright flower beds, a river that looked so pretty and a market that sells really cool stuff for dirt cheap Perfect. (And it even had a Marks and Sparks - now that means it is just about perfect!!!!) I think from the moment that I got off the train, I was captivated, in love with Cambridge. I think that Cambridge has been my favourite day trip so far (am so going back in winter to see it in snow). Perfect weather - hot and sunny with blue skies, pefect company - Lisa, Tracey and Cecilia (chicks day out) and a great place. It was cruisey, totally unplugging and wonderful. We even had a picnic by the river (and to think that I wasn't going to go because I was trying to be a tightarse. Money well spent!!!) Which brings me to Tracey's "Get the Bee(s) sway from me Dance". Corker. Tracey darls, have never seen anything so bloody funny. The bee(s) just wouldn't leave her alone - although it did share it's attention with Lisa and Cecilia, and I am oh-so glad that it left me alone. It was pretty funny, especially when she was jumping up and down, "leave me alone, leave me alone" Hee Hee. Naturally when in Cambridge you have to go punting. Before I continue I will explain punting to you (even though Lisa's mum thought she said hunting!!! LOL now that was funny). It's like a long narrow boat that you push / steer with a really long pole (think the gondala's in Venice). I Cambridge you can hypnotised by the extremely good looking men that are in that town and take a tour or you can do it yourself. Naturally we chose to do it ourselves. Tracey was our "punter". Must digress - the guys in Cambridge HOLY MOLEY!!! Oh my god am moving there!!!! Anyway back to the story, well punting anyway. I was all geared up to punt as well. Seriously I was. Then I saw a) what you need you need to do and b) what happens. At first we were BAD. I mwan REALLY BAD. As in we were very good in causing traffic blocks, parallel parking and going in circles. Then we were rescued by a rather tasty Kiwi (great bod, great orange shorts, see point above abouts guys in Cambridge) who gave us a few pointers and voila - we were good! Oh and mum and dad - I think I have found a sport that I might be good at. It's called paddling or canoeing. For a chick that has absolutely no upper body strength, I was good. Thanks for a Cecilia for her great looking out skills, to Tracey for her great efforts at punting and Lisa for being the great encourager and fellow paddler she was. All I can say is chicks rule punting!! Me as I was paddling as fast as I could to follow the great arse of the guy in front!!! Simple encouragements often work best with me. Sunburnt, hot, happy and very tired, was a great day. Thanks chicks for talking me into it. I just want to say a couple of things - Di honey - you still there? Haven't heard from you in a while. Tracy - hon - don't give up on the job. Am still wishing you all the best. Most of all I just want to say a really big THANKS to my dad for doing my tax. I really appreciate it because I know how busy you are and I know that I was putting a lot of pressure on you and I really appreciate it. Not only that, but you did a great job too. Oh and guess what - 4 more weeks until I go on my big trip!!! Am soo excited. Gamble girl PS. TRACY KUIPER TAKE THAT BACK ABOUT SOUNDING BRITTISH. THAT'S JUST PLAIN MEAN!!! Oh s*** you should hear the actual accent now!!!!! Love and kisses from your neighbourhood freak!!!!