Happy birthday!

Today would have been my dad’s birthday; here is something I wrote a couple of years ago, about a holiday he and his best friend took seventy-nine years ago! My dad was born in 1919 in Saffron Walden in Essex; he was christened in Peterborough Cathedral, but spent most of his life in Cambridge. From an early age […]


Town not gown

Sometimes, when I say I was born and brought up in Cambridge people accuse me (yes accuse is not too strong a word!) accuse me of being posh. They associate Cambridge with the prestigious university which has been there for about eight hundred years, not the town which has been there for two thousand if […]