As always I am getting busier and busier! I have now just started my teacher training at Hills Road College, Cambridge.
I'll be doing this every Monday night for the next 9 weeks and have homework to do and everything! All good though as I need to get this one under my belt to keep my options open and the group seem nice - people all teaching or preparing to teach in different subjects and areas :)
Last weekend I had a great time finally getting the bike out and heading off into Cambridge with Russ, we biked to Parkers Piece and spent some time walking around the great stalls that were out for the 'Big Weekend', we went on the French Market and got to visit the Doctor Who exhibits in the Radio Cambs tent. We then biked down Hills Road to St Paul's Church where we did some exploring of 'New Town', we took some fantastic photos which will be appearing in Michelle's Archive and CCAN with attached stories shortly. We had a look down Russell Street where my granny lived and went to school, I have some great audio clips of her describing her childhood there, one of which I have already added to Michelle's Archives for you to listen to :) It was strange as just as we were walking about this area where my granny was born I had a phone call from my aunt to tell me that granny had had a heart attack and was back in Addenbrookes :( So the whole family has been up and down the hospital every day since to visit her, it's been really hard as she has been quite ill and it has been horrible to see but she may now be allowed to come home - it's been just over a week - even though it seems longer.
After that phone call me and Russ stopped off on our bike ride home to Cherry Hinton at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens and had a pleasant walk around and took more nice pictures. We then biked back to Cherry Hinton along the length of Cherry Hinton Road. Once home I found I had the most amazing T-Shirt tan and a bright red sunburnt face! Luckily it wasn't too bad and didn't get too sore. I have been so busy this last week with finishing the big research project about the War Ditches Hill Fort and with family stuff that I haven't updated much on here but School Summer Holidays start in 3 days time and I will have finished any outstanding jobs ready to spend quality time with my kids and to be able to start adding my thousands of great archives to Michelle's Archives and CCAN :)
I then had another phone call later that day to say that my sister, Lynsey, had had her baby at the Rosie Hospital at Addenbrookes!!! So I have another little neice! Later that week granny was strong enough to be wheeled to the family room in the ward she is on to see her new little great grandchild - another one of many :) It was a very moving time, granny didn't think she would get to see the baby so it was so lovely, granny has always loved babies.
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