Monthly Archives: May 2014


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If you are ever visiting Cambridge I highly recommend that you set time aside to visit this remarkable house and gallery. It was started by Jim Eade and his wife Helen. Eade had been a curator at the Tate and after living for some time in Morocco returned to the UK in the 1950’s and bought a row of cottages in Cambridge. This he turned into a  gallery in a house – Kettle’s Yard. They had an open house with concerts and even loaned pictures to students to put on their dig’s walls. He later gifted the gallery to  the University. Its still  a remarkable place. You can sit on the chairs, enjoy the library. Once when I arrived for a visit very tired I even had a nap on a sofa!  Admission is free. Open 12-5pm Tues – Sat. Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ. Its very close to the centre barely 10 mins walk.

P1060391P1060390P1060389P1060388A few months ago Granny Greens the craft group I belong to organised a mni yarn crawl. We started with the delightful Ginger Twist on London Road. Where I bought wool to make socks (still in progress!). Ginger Twist is cozy but packed with wonderful yarn, including yarn dyed right here in Edinburgh. Its open 7 days a week* and the owner is wonderfully knowledgeable for the novice knitter who needs guidance about patterns. She also runs a craft group which meets at Safari Lounge along from the shop on Mondays alas! when Granny Greens meets.

* not anymore closed Tuesdays !





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I visited the Doocot Cafe in Infirmary St (part of the Dovecot exhibtion space and tapestry workshop )some months ago. But have only just unearthed the photos I took. It is a lovely light space with a good selection of sandwiches, soup  (£4-6) and cakes (gluten free options!). Open 8.30 – 5pm weekdays and 10-5 Saturdays. I love the cones of colour they use to decorate the place. I wish I could buy them in the shop!