Winter in Market Square, Cambridge

Winter MArket Square Cambridge

It snowed heavily overnight and the temperature got to about -2 degrees.  We decided to go for a walk up the castle mount and on our way back we walked past the market square.  I loved how the orange lights contrasted with the rest of the weather.  Overcast and entering the blue hour of sunset made for a great image.

Winter MArket Square Cambridge
Winter in Cambridge

The snow has pretty much all melted now and I’m not sure we are expecting any more, but one day of snow on the weekend brought smiles all round!

Scotland here we come

This Christmas, instead of tucking into an array of food and cocktails (starting at 8am) Candice and I will be hopping in a car and driving to Scotland.  We both have the time off work, Candice is finally in the UK visa in hand (well purse at least), and we figured why not visit one of the most beautiful places on earth?

First stop: Glasgow for the night, just passing through here on our way to Torridon.  I cannot wait.  After Torridon, we will drive south towards Fort William for two nights.  Just outside of Fort William is the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  Known to most of us as “That bridge from harry potter”, I can;t wait to try and get an image out of this area.  Looking up at the train times, it may even be possible to get an image of the Jacobite steam train passing overhead, we will have to see.

After Torridon we continue to head east to Comrie.  NYE (or Hogmanay in this part of the world) the small village of Comrie holds a fire festival (Flambeaux).  Thought to date back to pagan times, this fire festival welcomes in the new year through the burning of torches.

This trip is going to be a great experience and I cannot wait to take lots of images to share with you all.

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As you can see, a long way to travel over 7 days, but we will do it.  I’ll try to update as I go but I’m not promising anything here!

Have you been to Scotland?  Is there anything we simply MUST see/do?  Please comment below!

Mill Road Winter Festival

It is that time of year again.  Christmas lights go up, the temperature plummets (this side of the world at least) and local communities gather for street festivals.  Our newly adopted community is no different.  Mill Road in Cambridge closes off for one day of the year to host a massive street party with lots of bands, food and a fire truck pull by the firefighters.