Before the summer, Tom had been invited (via his school) to go to five Saturday maths classes at Queens College, Cambridge. One other kid from his school was at this particular set of classes - his friend Eddie (who turned out to be Lucy's English teacher's son, we realised on the very last session!) We took it in turns with Eddie's parents to take the boys.
This was their second class, and Scott and I dropped off the boys, then had a morning in Cambridge by ourselves. (Lucy was looking after Harry, and Jack had gone gliding.)
I was emailed the photo below, by the organisers. Tom said he really enjoyed himself.
It was gorgeous weather, and Scott and I started off with a little wander round Queen's College itself. Here's Mathematical bridge, built originally in 1749. It was made with all straight timbers, built to an unusually sophisticated engineering design, which is where it got its name.
The place is just gorgeous.
We met back up with one of the tour guides, who walked our group of 12 down to the river, and after waiting around for a bit, got us into our punt.
The tour was great! We went through all the beautiful bits of Cambridge, and our guide was an A Level kid who was very amusing, and told us loads of interesting stuff about Cambridge.
The place is just so lovely, and posh! Part of me would love to be a part of it all!
The Bridge of Sighs!
On our way back to the starting point, it began to get busier - I think we timed our tour well!
There was a wedding going on too!
Picking up the boys afterwards and heading back to the car.
Tom with his head out the window going down the hill on the way home!
What a really great morning!