Saturday, 30 March 2013

Trying to get back to myself

It's been almost two months since I wrote something here. Things have happened in my life and I guess I have tried to just find my place again. All the things I used to do have been slightly forgotten. I almost never read, never blog, I forget to keep in touch with people, I don't spend as much time alone with myself. Now, for Easter, a lot of people have left Cambridge and I decided to do what I sometimes did before. Namely, go to a coffee shop/pub with computer and a book and just relax and watch people. I am in one of my favourite places, the Cambridge Brew House, again. Unfortunately there was a dog in here when I arrived and I didn't notice it until I sat down and ordered my coffee. I am very allergic to some dogs and this was apparently one of those. I was sneezing and had difficulties breathing after about 10 minutes of arriving. The dog has left now though and it is getting better. I've seen dogs in some pubs here and bringing dogs to pubs or bars is something that people just don't do in Stockholm. At least not that I have seen. I get that people want to bring their dogs to places but for very selfish reasons I wish they didn't.

Anyway. I'm rambling. What is it that I want to achieve with this blog? I want to tell you about my life here. And I will get back to that. My life here is good. I've made quite a few friends and I am always looking for more. I enjoy my job. My home is wonderful. I feel like I really live here now. When I moved to Cambridge my intention was to stay here for about a year but I have thought about it and now there is no time limit anymore. I will stay here until I feel like I want to move on. Who knows when that will be. 

Now if you'll excuse me I am going to return to my coffee.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Cambridge Brew House

There is a new restaurant open close to where I live! The Cambridge Brew House opens today and last night I was fortunate enough to win a dinner for two, simply by retweeting something from Twitter! I went there with my flatmate to taste their menu and I was not disappointed. We  had prosecco and shared a platter with hummus, bread, olives and the like. After that I changed to sticky things! Twice cooked sticky beef as a main course (it was goooorgeous as Jamie Oliver would say) and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. I enjoyed both, though I couldn't really fit all of the pudding in at the end. And it was all for free! Lucky lucky me. I know this might seem like some kind of food or restaurant blog but I will try and change that, I just had to tell you about this new place! I expect the Cambridge Brew House to be one of my new favourite places actually. The decor is just exactly what I like, I loved the food and even the music was good. I think the only complaint we had was that the server didn't really know that much about wine and I've heard from someone else that someone working there didn't know about beer, which is kind of bad when it's actually suppose to be a Brew House. Right? I guess they'll just have to work on that though. On the webpage they call it a pub but I would say it's more of a restaurant with a little pubby corner. It doesn't matter to me though, as I enjoy it no matter what they want to call it. I will definitely go back. It's my local now.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


I was at the Market Square today. Saw a guy in flipflops. It's just wrong.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It's 2013!

Yay! A new year! And I live here now. I've been in Cambridge for almost three months and I have started to get to know the place a bit. I've been to colleges, restaurants, theatres, pubs and bars. I have been walking around a lot – I love to just stroll the streets of Cambridge! But now I need to dig a bit deeper. For 2013 it's time to step up.

So what are my plans for 2013? 
  • I want to explore Britain. As a kid I went with my parents around Britain and we drove around and visited B&Bs. I wouldn't mind doing something like that again. Now that I live here I definitely want to see more of the place.
  • Go to London more often! I've been once since I moved here and it's so easy to go from Cambridge. I want to get to know London a lot better. 
  • Find my very own favourite places – pubs and bars and restaurants. I haven't really found any great bars here, I don't know if there are many. I have been to Baroosh and Browns and they are nice I suppose, but I want more.
  • Find more friends. I do have some friends here and I have met some people I really like. But good friends are hard to come by and I want to meet more people! 
  • Put things on my walls. I have a small room with a bed, drawers and a chair and not much else. The walls are empty. I do feel at home in the flat but I need to make it even nicer.
  • Go punting in the spring/summer. I've done it once at Halloween but it was so cold my feet turned to ice. Not a nice feeling.
  • See Shakespeare plays in the summer. Oh my, how I am looking forward to seeing A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Visit Grantchester. Everyone keep saying how lovely it is but I still haven't been. I'll wait until spring arrives and then I'll go visit the Orchard.

I suppose that's it. High and low. I also have a standing plan to drink more champagne. I expect the list of things to discover to keep growing though.