After a long, arduous, trip we made it to the land of Queen Elizabeth II. We arrived in Heathrow yesterday, Saturday, September 9 and immediately travelled to Grosvenor Hall in Ashford, Kent.
Today is the next day, Sunday. This day was made very special because we took a whole-day trip to Cambridge, which is a two-hour coach ride away. The children are still recovering from the flight, so quite a few of them dozed on the way.
We visited King's College, and its Chapel, which is the second biggest chapel in the world, the biggest being the Sistine Chapel, in Vatican City. You can see some of that in the following video. Please click on the link below.
The next thing we did was take a walk around the centre of Cambridge ending at the Market, where the children bought their first souvenirs. This is a market that's been on the same site for the past 1,000 years.
Time is measured differently in Cambridge. Many of the buildings we saw today have been standing since before Christopher Columbus bumped into America.
And then we went punting on the river Cam. Our boatman was a former English teacher and he knew all sorts of stories about the city and, especially, the university. He was very good. Here's a video of our punting experience where you can listen to a bit of our punter's description of the university:
After our punting experience, it was time to go back to Grosvenor Hall, dinner and evening games. And then it was bedtime.
Tomorrow we stay at Grosvenor Hall all day. The schedule involves morning sporting activities and afternoon English lessons.
Every day a new adventure!