A gathering

We met for book club but just ended up eating and talking, maybe the ‘book club’ is just a cover to make us sound more intellectual when we just want to eat food? Either way next month is David Sedaris so I’m looking forward to it.

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Espresso Library

A new cafe just opened up in Cambridge, with a definite London, big-city vibe. The space is huge which is so refreshing and you have the option to have some distance from people when talking as there’s a variety of seating options. The coffee was great too, I’m looking forward to going back soon and trying out the food. Chloe is doing her MA at the university close by so it was the perfect spot for an afternoon catch-up.

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Claire’s dress as a song party

I went to this party very last minute and so had a few hours to come up with a costume – I went with what clothes I already owned and a song I knew no one would know – Sleater Kinney’s ‘I wanna be your Joey Ramone’ – so spent the night explaining that to everyone. It was fun though and good to meet a bunch of new people, though after Friday night’s shenanigans me and Rach called it quits around midnight and cycled home.

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Caitlin’s birthday

In my group of friends it seems everyone’s birthday is between January and March which means I’m both skint and partied out. There’s a few here and there over the year but generally all the celebrations are condensed into these three months. We went to Caitlin’s first for some pizza and a surprise cake, then met the others at the pub for several hours before we went back to hers for that cake, and stayed until 2am. I’m so glad we’re in the cake & tea phase of life, it’s good to be 27.

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All the coffee

On Wednesday I caught up with Rachael and heard about all her exciting plans of moving to Berlin with her new job. I’ll miss her tremendously but it’s a great opportunity and Berlin is a wonderful place, we’ve all planned to visit her as soon as possible. I then ran into Emily and decided to get coffee with her so I basically spent all day going to cafes.

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Hot Numbers

This Saturday was lovely, I met up with Rach, Em and Caitlin for a quick coffee at Afternoon Tease, caught up with everyone’s exciting news and then wandered over to the new Hot Numbers for some lunch. I’ve been a fan of the Mill Road location for some time, and the new place is just as atmospheric. Cambridge definitely needs more places like this so it’s encouraging to see independent coffee shops doing well.

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Winter walks

On saturday a group of us drove to Wandlebury for some photography and adventure, it was nearly dusk by the time we arrived but thankfully I managed to get a few photos before dark. January has an especially cold and blue light which can create really interesting results. I always prefer working in summer, where the light takes on a golden hue and basks everything in that final hour before sunset, but winter has it’s own charm. The challenge is always finding the best time to photograph and on this occasion the changing weather worked to my advantage.

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