Ineffable Wanderlust – Faodail

Welcome back to the June installment of our regular Blog Circle series Ineffable Wanderlust where each month we explore a word through images. We are now half way through the year and this month our group selected the Gaelic word Faodail which means lucky find.  My photographs this month were taken on a recent trip to the English City of Cambridge home of the world famous University which is spread across numerous colleges across the city. I traveled with my fellow Ineffable Wanderluster Julie-Anne Skelton (who is the BEST wedding photographer in Surrey) and together we wandered our way around the city enjoying the many beautiful buildings and drinking lots of cups of tea. My Faodail appeared in the early afternoon when we found ourselves in the middle of a group of students from Girton College who were waiting for their graduation ceremony to start.  They looked quite splendid in their graduation robes with the white ermine style trim on the back and were such a friendly bunch as they chatted to the woman with the big camera and a hundred questions.  The porter in his bowler hat carrying the black umbrella looked both magnificent and provided much amusement as he shepherded his flock towards the entrance towards the graduation hall, reminding them at all times to turn off their mobile phone.   I do love a nice bit of pomp and ceremony!

Our second Faodail of the day was when we blagged our way behind the scenes in St. John’s College to see the dining hall being set up for an alumni banquet.  There were 7 wines glasses for each diner, blimey!

Please do carry on around the blog circle to see what Anna Francken in The Netherlands found as her Faodail this month. You’ll find her blog post HERE

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  • Anna9th July 2017 - 1:31 pm

    Sometimes I wish we were living closer. I would love to join you and Julie. 7 wine glasses 😱. That would be quite a graduation dinner. ReplyCancel

  • Ana3rd July 2017 - 7:58 pm

    I so want to join you on one of your Wanderlusting days. How exciting to find yourselves amongst the newly graduated of the year. I’d feel so important having dinner in that hall.ReplyCancel