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Thursday, 6 August 2009

A morning well spent

summer•shorts no:09


I spent this morning in Cambridge . . .

1) bought new shoes at the best ever shoe shop :-)

2) got fitted! . . . I'm what size!!!! oooooo la la!

3) cultural fix – went to the Fitzwilliam to see Endless Forms: Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts – this is the big one for Cambridge University's 800th year and the Darwin bicentenary, it takes up all six of the museum's temporary exhibition spaces. Surprising, fascinating, beautiful – brilliant!. I now need to sit down and reflect . . .

4) and drink an ice cold Fentiman's Ginger Beer.

15 comments:

  1. neI LOVE to go shopping in Cambridge and always hope to bump into someone I know so that I can sit and have a cup of coffee! I know the shoe shop (I bet you haven't got more pairs of shoes than I have, yah boo) and I too went to Bravissimo a few weeks ago. What a difference! I've ALWAYS been fitted at John Lewis for bras but seem to finish up with the same old shape every time.

    I had got tired of carrying this pillow in front of me but now suddenly I am divided and uplifted and a 32GG!! I feel like a new woman but of course George has not noticed !

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  2. I had a morning and an afternoon in cambridge today, and will do the same on many other days sadly it was at work. No ginger beer and no shopping spree. boo hoo!
    think I could do with a dose of culture too might recharge my batteries! I'll add the fitz to my list

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  3. Ah, you've found my two favourite shops! I particularly love Bravissimo - when I was pregnant for the second time the nice lady in John Lewis politely told me that they didn't really cater for my cup size and perhaps I should try 'the new shop'. I have never looked back!

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  4. Hello Mavis - welcome to PPPs!
    I'm no 'Imelda' as I spend my life in scruffy studio shoes/walking boots/wellies - but I do like something unusual as well a practical and Sundaes has such a lovely selection. I know how you feel - I feel like I've been remodelled!!!

    Hi Rhiannon - I'm sure you'd love the Darwin exhibition - there are some remarkable paintings there alongside the scientific illustrations and exhibits - wonderful stuff!

    Celia
    x

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  5. Hi Dottycookie - I'm a convert!!! I couldn't believe my new size - then ta-dah! a new me, hurrah!

    Celia
    x

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  6. I worked in Cambridge until a year ago and do miss the buzz of the shops sometimes (but now it makes for a good day out). I will definitely be doing the Fitzwilliam soon! As for Sundaes ...those shoes look gorgeous.
    x

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  7. Off to Cambridge next with with Scientist-in-training son in hand, first stop the Fitz ;-) And then we will accompany Dear Accommodating Daughter to the shops ;-) Looks like you had a well deserved profitable day, Celia !

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  8. What a perfect morning... not sure I'd make it out of a B cup though!

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  9. New shoes, culture, science, art and ginger beer, my idea of a dream day.

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  10. I do agree with Woodland Fay and other commenters that you have had a very fine morning!

    Any time that you can find a shop that really does seem to care about customers and knows how to please them ... that's a great treat. (As a shop manager, I so hope that everyone who enters our shop's door thinks we have such a shop.)

    But...I so envy you being able to see the exhibit. Fantastic opportunity.

    Best wishes.

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  11. Hi Cottage Garden - I don't go shopping in Cambridge nearly enough, yesterday the streets and shops weren't crowded and the weather was glorious!

    Hi Myenglishcountrygarden - have a great time at the Fitz - the science is fascinating but the paintings are out of this world!

    Hi Gina - I'm not telling you here, but my new size was a shock!

    Hi Woodland Fay - if this exhibition was at the V&A they'd be queuing round the block and it wouldn't be free to go in!

    Hi Frances - both the shops I went to deserve gold stars for customer care :-)


    For those who can't get to Cambridge to see the Darwin exhibition, there's a fantastic online resource - click on the link in the post.

    Celia
    x

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  12. Sounds like the recipe for a perfect day.

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  13. I am very envious of your Cambridge day, it is such a lovely place.

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  14. Oh I've peeped at this post several times - rather gorgeous footwear on that website! What did you buy?

    It looks like you spent a blissful day doing perfect things.

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