It's my Mum's birthday at the weekend but I won't be around as I'm in Devon for a few days at the end of this week with the Embroiderer's Guild. So as an early birthday treat, yesterday we took her punting on the River Cam.
This is Sam's second season as a Cambridge "Punt Pusher" and I'm convinced you won't find a more entertaining tour of those Cambridge Colleges that span the river (yes I know I'm biased but it's true.)
We had almost a full hour of history, folklore and quite possibly a fair bit of Sam's own brand of fiction thrown in for good measure. (Does the Dean of Horticulture really visit Clare College to mow the lawn?)
He kept us captivated and entertained for the entire tour.
I'm still not entirely sure which bits are true and which are fiction... but it doesn't really matter. After all, a good story is a good story, true or otherwise and we all laughed an awful lot.
If you ever fancy taking a punt tour in Cambridge... be sure to go to the "Cambridge Punting Co." on Quayside... and ask for Sam!