Ely is beautiful in all seasons, but especially in the springtime when the pink flowers burst open against the grey skies. It’s still a bit chilly here in England, but the rainbow of flowers everywhere are a reminder that summer isn’t too far. Warmer days will be here soon and, with them, a new kind of beauty.
I knew this little town was one train-stop north of me in Cambridge; I did not realize how charming it is. We had visited it last year, but by car and only briefly to visit the famous cathedral. This time, I wandered on foot to meet friends for tea (the best tea ever) along the river. Later, we wandered through the nearby antique store, and we probably would have spent the evening there, if it weren’t for me realizing the time and darting out to catch the last train back. This was a special discovery for me. I can’t wait to return, with more friends, and for more tea. And maybe for my own antique china tea-set or two.
Exploring more of England, our new home. Ely is about two hours north of London and only thirty minutes from where we are currently staying until we can move into our Cambridge flat. It’s such a cute, historic little town, most known for it’s giant (and beautiful) cathedral, which was built in 1083 AD! There’s even a tea garden on the grounds – I absolutely plan on taking all of you who come to visit me here for afternoon tea.