Cambridge – A new Home

Last Sunday we returned from a short yet fruitful trip to the UK. Sean will start his new job in Cambridge soon, so we had to look for a place to live. We have moved around in the UK a few times and this will be our second time emigrating from the Netherlands to the UK within 5 years time. We booked in a number of viewings in advance, travelled down and started viewing places.

Cambridge, like London, is not a cheap place to live. The city itself is not that large even though there are a number of smaller (and cheaper) villages around which would be perfectly fine to settle down IF we had a car but more importantly, IF Sean had a license to drive it. Our first couple of viewings were so-so, until we passed a lovely quirky place with a TO LET sign pasted on the outside. We rang, and booked for a viewing the same day.

It turned out to be a lovely little apartment (officially 1 bed, so a little smaller than we hoped for), with its access on a cemetary. Yes, you read that correct – it has to be all my gothy dreams come true at once!  Granted, I may not be able to do any wet-plating, but I’m sure I can figure out something in our teeny-tiny little courtyard, or otherwise maybe stick to film for a little while.

Below some pictures of the house. Pretty much all you can see is not ours, as we are way round the back, but it’s still part of this Grade 2 listed building. Also a view from about 5 steps from the front door, and one from the living room window. I am soooo looking forward to this move!

First up though, we have a trip to New York & Atlantic City booked, and we’re leaving tomorrow. There’s a long list of things we want to see and do, I’m just hoping we can even get halfway. Must-do’s will include an NBA game, video game store(s), Vintage shops, a Fleamarket or two, the statue of liberty, the MoMa, The Guggenheim, 2 or 3 photo galleries and a trip up a tall building (empire state, Chrystler, Rockefeller centre), the Atlantic City Boardwalk, a Casino visit…..any additions of must-sees or do’s? Let me know!!!


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