Huzzah! We were in Cambridge today.
Yesterday, we went to the British Museum. Knowing from experience how amazingly wonderful and overwhelming it can be, I had not expected that we'd be able to see all of it; as it was, we saw more that I had expected (including things I had not seen before myself).
Afterwards, we took a trip on one of the tourist busses, still in my opinion the best way to see an overview of London. Sadly, we had both believed the weatherman, who had been of the opinion that it would be much warmer than it was - as it was, it was colder than Monday had been, and we were freezing.
To avoid being cold again, we both wore warmer clothes today, and of course it was sunny and warm. Nevertheless, it was perfect weather for a walk through Cambridge's Botanical Gardens.
I think we saw those gardens at exactly the right time. The gardens as a whole are great, but I particularly liked the watery areas - the fenland, ponds and bogs. In my dream garden, there is now a pond with water lilies, and a step or two away a stand of bamboo twice my height rustling in the wind.
I also liked the glass houses, and there the extremely humid "jungle" one most of all. The moist, aromatic, planty smell, the dripping of water, and the sheer warmth was impressive.
That was also probably the last thing I smelled, because I have come down with a bout of the London Cold. As usual, it started with two days of sore throat, it is now followed by two days of extreme runny yet blocked nose, and it usually ends in two days of coughing. Luckily, I feel more annoyed than sick, because it'll be BritMuseum Part 2 tomorrow. All I need to do is figure out where to keep more tissues.