An excited group took their seats in the Cambridge Arts
Theatre for the much-anticipated performance of Cinderella. What a magnificent performance with its star-studded cast! We were thrilled to see Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard & Kevin Kennedy from Coronation Street and of course the sensational costumes and hilarious jokes! During the interval we managed treated ourselves to an ice-cream and sweets before enjoying the rest of the performance.
As we walked past Santa’s grotto, to our joy one of the helpers asked if we would like to meet Santa and say a quick hello!
We took a lovely stroll, through the beautifully decorated shopping mall and what a lovely treat to hear the dulcet tones of a choir singing Christmas Carols. It was just the thing to get us into the Christmas spirit.
A morning was spent at the University Museum of Zoology, one of Cambridge's major attractions. The museum holds many wonderful treasures providing information of evolution, exploration and conservation. The museum has a new whale hall housing a 21-metre-long fin whale. There were some fascinating displays of fossils, mammals and reptiles and the staff provided us with some fascinating facts on many of the exhibits.
We stopped at a huge garden centre full of the most wonderful Christmas decorations and displays which gave us another excuse to do a bit of festive shopping. We also got to meet and listen to a talk on some owls, who were visiting the centre.
The competition began at the bowling alley! We had 2 teams, Male vs Female and there were some great skills and of course a few strikes along the way. The game actually ended in a draw, with the top male scorer being Paul with a total score of 95 and the top female scorer being Aimee with a score of 82! A big to
them both and to the rest of the group for a superb game.
It was a crisps winters day and the sun was shining so we decided to go Punting on the river. We got into our punt and was immediately made comfortable and given a lovely warm tartan blanket and hot water bottle each. We gently began our tour where our expert chauffeur provided us with some historical facts as we passed some spectacular riverside colleges, bridges and some beautiful private gardens and of course the odd burst of "Just the One Cornetto" providing us with some laughs along our journey. This was a first time on a punt for most of the group and we all thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience.
There is a huge outdoor market that we couldn't resist having
a wander around. We all bought gifts and treats for our friends and family.