Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ely Ely Oh!

The three of us (Ann, Nicki and I) took a drive to Ely today. I haven't been there for a gazillion years.

Parking was pretty straightforward – a dedicated car-park for the Cathedral, our first stop. As we walked from the car, we suddenly realised how cold it was – but worse was to come!!

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After a fairly thorough look around the Cathedral (marvellous!) and taking a load of photographs, we decided to head into town – a BIG mistake - as it got colder and colder and then it started to SNOW. Not the gentle stuff, but big flakes of the white stuff…more and more and more. We got soaked, and decided to postpone any further exploration and head straight back to the car!

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Phew! - time for lunch then, so we headed for the 3 Horseshoes at Madingley. We had not been there before and what a treat it turned out to be! It was very busy, but they managed to get us a table in the pub bit. The menu turned out to be 'rustic Italian' (whatever that is!)…all we knew, was, it was brilliant! and we're definitely be going back there again.

dvd_bluray_ingloriousbasterdsWe got home around 4, after treating Ann's car to its first visit to the hand car-wash in Finedon – a shiny motor now!!!

Time to put our feet-up, read the papers and watch a DVD. Today, we decided to go for 'Inglorious Basterds' starring Brad Pitt and directed by Quentin Tarantino. A curious film set in WWII and with its tongue firmly in its cheek! Some very, very violent scenes though and a bit strange!