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Ian had an birthday a few weeks ago.  In the interest of making his big day A Big Day, I hounded him for months about how he wanted to celebrate, without ever getting a straight answer or actually making any plans.  And then a friend of ours from college came (relatively) last minute, and Ian came up with the perfect fete: we did a cross-Cambridge pub crawl on Friday and a fair on Parker’s Piece on Saturday, with a trip to Grantchester and Audley End thrown in for good measure (about which more later).

Anyone wishing to imitate our awesome pub crawl is welcome to our itinerary:

– Fort St. George for Pimm’s
– The Old Spring for drinks & dinner
– Champion of the Thames for scampi fries and after-dinner drinks
– The Eagle, because its famous (its the place where the discovery of DNA was announced AND the place where RAF troops hung out during WWII – there’s still their graffiti all over the back room
– detour through the city centre, to laugh at all the scantily-clad townies waiting in line for the awful bars
– the Free Press
– The Tram Depot, because its open late

We didn’t go to the Kingston Arms or the Cambridge Blue because we were drunk and tired, but those would have been next on the agenda:

The next day, we went zorbing – which has been on my to-do list for a little while.  It’s basically exactly what it looks like: you get in giant plastic balls and run/jump around for a few minutes.  It’s like having a movable bouncy castle.  Its awesome.  As expected, though, it gets pretty clammy in there pretty quickly.