Friday, June 26, 2009


The sculptor's/jeweller's studio around the corner from us.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Spring flowers

The profusion of flowers everywhere is one of the joys of Spring in Cambridge. That and daylight until 10 pm, which I can never quite get used to after the depths of winter ...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our car

I've not owned a car since leaving Melbourne in 2003. We bought this just a few weeks ago (click for a bigger image), I've only posted a picture of something so dull as a friend has requested it. Nonetheless, we love it: it has the biggest interior of a small car I've ever seen - the three back bucket seats can fold down in two separate ways or lift out entirely!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


A very pleasant weekend away ...

Friday, June 19, 2009

A great conference venue

Onati, Spain (outside Bilbao).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cycles vs Punts

A photo from Saturday of a common summer sight: dragging punts over the rollers and cycle path at the Mill Pond lock to get from the Backs heading upstream to Grantchester.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saffron Waldon

The brick-paved turf maze at Saffron Waldon common yesterday, on a balmy afternoon ...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Granta

The punt station outside our local, the Granta.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


About two years ago we both started new jobs. We still had quite a few debts, but with a surprisingly large slice of our combined first pay packet we bought this rug.

It was a good investment.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


One of the things I like about our neighbourhood is this impromptu noticeboard on the street outside our flat. It's a section of fence that's been in use this way as long as we've been here.

It provides some insight into a family neighbourhood in a university town: children's furniture, yoga, public lectures, home reading groups, private language tuition.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

An action figure we can believe in!

So, anytime one of goes away, the other has to get them a bad present from the airport. On my trip to DC in April I picked up a little presidential fun. He lives on top of our coffee-maker, along with the egg-shells ...