Episode 01.09 – Dices Tomate – 5 September 2017

Wow! We've done nine episodes of You Say Toma(h)to! Thank you so much for joining us. This month Jeremy and I discuss languages and more specifically what our experiences have been learning languages and travelling to countries where we don't really speak the lingo. This episode features a very inspiring interview with my friend Annabell. She … Continue reading Episode 01.09 – Dices Tomate – 5 September 2017

You Say Toma(h)to Episode 01.08 Recap

I can't believe how behind I am with this podcast episode recap! It has been nearly four weeks since our eighth episode went out and in that time I don't think I've had a spare moment to really reflect on our August podcast. Luckily, I managed to find some spare moments today to put into writing some things that have come to mind.

Episode 01.08 – The [Whole] Story of Heritage – 1 August 2017

Hey there! Congratulations you have found the eighth episode of our podcast You Say Toma(h)to! This month, Jeremy and I discuss a topic which we know very well: heritage and heritage sites. Tune in to hear about the development of heritage organisations in the UK and US. We also talk a bit about our favourite sites. … Continue reading Episode 01.08 – The [Whole] Story of Heritage – 1 August 2017

Cycling to St. Ives: A Busway Story

Cambridge is a cycling town. During the morning rush hour you're just as likely to see herds of cyclists barreling down the roads and paths of the city as you are cars. It's one of the things I really enjoy about living here. There's even a bicycle highway of sorts here. The guided busway links Cambridge and St. Ives, a town about 16 miles to the northwest. I've written before about a brief ride Jeremy and I took down the busway but a few weekends ago, we finally had the chance to do the whole thing. We took a day and cycled to St. Ives and back along a beautiful stretch of the English countryside.

You Say Toma(h)to – Episode 01.07 Recap

It has been eight days since I released the seventh episode of You Say Toma(h)to but it feels like it has been months. July has been very busy here in Cambridge. We've moved house, I ran the British 10K, and . . . well that's about it so far, but still that's quite a lot. I'm hoping to write a few posts about all the goings on here in the next couple of weeks. But that's not why you're here reading this. You're here because you want the inside scoop on our seventh episode. Well, here it is.

Squeals of Delight at Wimpole

My fledgling National Trust membership has been getting quite a bit of exercise over the past couple months. Between trips to Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen, I've had more than my fair share of tea and scones. Last weekend, I had the chance to add yet another property to my list, Wimpole Estate in Royston. A short fifteen minute drive from Cambridge takes you to some gorgeous countryside, formal gardens, and the obligatory country house.

I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside

With temperatures across Britain set to break record highs, Jeremy and I decided to try to survive the heat by renting a car and driving to the seaside town of Hunstanton on the Norfolk Coast. I can't claim responsibility for this brilliant idea. Jeremy came home from a long day at work last week and made the suggestion that we treat ourselves to a day at the beach. I couldn't agree fast enough.