Many, many moons ago (around 2002) I lived in Cambridge and worked for an US bookstore chain. It was a great adventure and I learned so much during those 18 months. I've met countless, inspiring people from all over the world and my life was enriched by it. I would recommend to anyone to go out into the world and experience other cultures and mindsets.
I'm also very saddened that this might not be possibly anymore after Brexit. What a great loss to the people of Europe!
I've not been back for at least 13 years but on Tuesday I met up with a great friend and former colleague to walk down memory lane.
We ambled across the market, past King's College to the river, had lunch at the Baron of Beef and reminisced.
Mine's a bangers and mash, please! Thank you very much!
Our bookshop has been replaced by a bargain chain with greige walls! This is where I used to ring up purchases:
Cambridge felt strangely familiar and totally foreign at the same time. I can't believe how much has changed over the years but it is always worth a visit.