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Cambridge Blue…

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Where’s Wally??

 

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This might help spot the Tour guide! I’m standing on a bench, not on stilts!

Viv

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January 28, 2009 - Posted by | education, humor, life, personal, photo, Viv's Art, women | , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Spotted! Just wondering what the children are doing… they seem to have something in their hands which interests them a lot!

    Comment by Miki | January 28, 2009

  2. They are doing a quiz; I put together a page of questions that follow the route we take around the city, so they have to listen to me! It’s rather funny as some of them attempted to bribe me for the answers.
    I can pinpoint the exact moment when the questions run out. There ought to be twenty two questions that take you from The Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ to just outside Peterhouse, which is the oldest remaining college, but someone in the office forgot to photocopy both sides of the sheet, so just where you see me in the second picture, the questions end with one about Great St Mary’s church. After that it was downhill all the way and I ended up with a very sore throat!
    This mob were French, from somewhere round Lyons if I recall right!

    Comment by viv66 | January 28, 2009

  3. It might be better to say, “Where’s Waldo?” for our Amercian members?

    Comment by viv66 | January 28, 2009

  4. Very good idea with the quizz!
    I was very curious about that Mathematical Bridge, as you can imagine, and I searched for it in the Wikipedia. A very interesting story, loved the fable with Newton!

    Comment by Miki | January 29, 2009

  5. It’s a funny bridge to walk across; it links the old and the new sides of Queens’ college and it sort of bounces as you walk across it. Of course, my students never get to cross it unless the tour has been extended to include Queens’ College, which it never does with the school I usually work for, though I did a week for a French agency LEC and their tour took in Queens’ so I got to sniff around properly.
    I enjoy doing Cambridge more than London, though it pays less, as there’s less time on the coach and I’m home a sensible hour. London trips don’t get back till 9.30, so it’s a 13 and a half hour day, for a measly £60. I don’t like Colchester much, but I do like Norwich. This year I might try and be a bit more choosy about what tours I take; London is exhausting and the temptation is to go shopping yourself during the free time, which can very quickly eat up your pay!

    Comment by viv66 | January 29, 2009

  6. Cambridge. I got beat out for a Rhodes Scholarship Damn I shouldn’t have drank the night before, but then the girl that got it was sweet and probably made better use of it than I would have. (I am just or was or still am to wild.)

    Comment by Michael | January 30, 2009


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