Category: Sunday in My City

Park at the end of my street

6th January 2013: Week in Review

Well, Happy New Year for 2013! The first week of the new year is nearly gone. How has it been for everyone?

For me, it’s meant being back at work, on both fronts; the day job (though only two days this week) and also more back into writing. I had a very good Christmas break, seeing my sister, who came to England and we had some quiet time together while she studied, though we did watch The Hobbit together. I caught up with friends locally for a lovely dinner on Friday night, and also had afternoon tea with a friend from Australia on the same day.

My two big goals for 2013, writing wise, are to have a completed draft of the Dragon novel by the end of the year, and rewrite/edit the novel that I did for Nanowrimo in November. I kept meaning to post that I did win Nano, but never got around to it! December seemed crazy up until Christmas. I’m planning for a quieter January. Of course, dancing starts back again this week so it’s going to get a little busier, but with no longer being on the committee I can commit to more writing things, which I’m very pleased about.
In terms of writing plans over the next week and month, there is a submission due this coming Friday, and a further two at the start of February. I have a good feeling about being able to get the one for Friday done in draft form today.

One project that may be of interest for any erotica readers out there is my 365 day story ‘A Night in a Year.’ The plan is to post 300 words a day on a continuing erotic story, set in Cambridge over the course of one night. Note I said ‘post’ not write – the posts have been planned and will be scheduled in advance of the posting time (which is 4pm GMT). If you are interested, why not go back through what I have so far: A Night in a Year.
And for Sunday in my City: These shots were taken sometime last year, but am only getting to posting them now. They are from the park at the end of my street. I used to go on swings a lot as a kid – even at university in the park just near campus – so I like seeming them when I walk through it.

Park at the end of my street

Close up of fake rock formation

Swings

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Entrance to Porter's Lodge of Churchill College

Sunday in my City: 21 October, Honey Hill and Churchill College

Virginia creepers are out and bright red all over Cambridge. Next week I’ll get a picture up of the one outside my office. But for now, a road sign of Honey Hill I took on my way up to Churchill College, the Porter’s Lodge of Churchill, and the Virginia Creeper growing outside the Churchill squash courts. Churchill is a modern college so not one of the visually iconic Cambridge colleges, but the entrance here is striking and the Virginia creeper is just beautiful.

Honey Hill sign

Entrance to Porter's Lodge of Churchill College

Virginia creeper on Churchill College squash courts

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Intersection of Magdalene Street, Castle Street, Northampton Street, and Chesterton Lane

Sunday in My City: Magdalene Street

In Cambridge, Magdalene College is pronounced ‘maudlin’. Don’t ask; a punt tour guide explained it to my parents and I recently, but I forget – something about the founder wanting it to sound like his name and this was a way around that rule…

At any rate, these pictures are not of the college, but the street that has some of the prettiest buildings in Cambridge.

Shops along Magdalene Street
Shops along Magdalene Street
More shops along Magdalene Street
More shops along Magdalene Street

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