So when I realised that I had a week off work and had virtually no plans, I arranged a time with my cousins when it might be convenient for us to nip down to Girton near Cambridge and take her out for lunch.
We went down yesterday, dodging the torrential showers that pottered about all day and took her to The Plough in Fen Ditton, about 20 minutes drive from her place. We've been there before and always enjoyed the food but it must be close to two years since we were last there. I am pleased to report that the standard of food remains excellent and the courtesy and cheeriness of the waiting staff is as sunny as ever - despite the rain showers outside!!
Joan seemed to be in fairly good form, though her back was giving her trouble so walking any distance was something of a challenge. She seemed pleased to see us. We were pleased to see her. Really must go more often. it's not that hard to get to Girton from Tupton. Was a pleasant day out
On our way to Girton we realised that we were running quite ahead of time so took the opportunity to come off the A14 at Huntingdon and collect the old bridge in the town centre, which you can see from the A14 and which we have intended to collect for years. One side of the bridge is in Huntingdon. The other is in Godmanchester!!
|From the footbridge, looking towards Huntingdon|
|From the Huntingdon bank of the Ouse|
|I think the earliest bits of the bridge are fifteenth century|
|One of those apartments would do me nicely :-D|