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Party pris
addedentry and I had a party, and it was great! It was lovely to see all the people who were there, & we were sad not to see the people who couldn't make it. I'm not going to try to list you all, or list all the lovely presents we got (though I hope I thanked everybody at the time!) but fivemack gets a special vote of thanks for bringing us lots of fab wedding photos and making fried breakfast for seven people (without the aid of forks) on Sunday morning. :-)

I would also like to apologise to khalinche and timeplease for failing to wake up in time to say goodbye (but I hope they slept well on our sofabed), and to juggzy for failing to be awake when she returned to fetch some things she'd left here (but I hope she found everything in the end without too much trauma). I am not very good at mornings, sorry.

I was pleased with the way this year's cake decoration turned out, though I'm afraid the actual cake was a bit on the 'meh' side -- too dry, not enough jam.

Late on Saturday night my ridiculous 15" boots got an impromptu airing, so that I could prove that they existed (that's the first time I've taken them out of the box since moving to Oxford -- I had to cut the packing-tape to get them out). If anybody took a decent photo of them I'd love to see it: a flickr link would allow me to prove the existence of the boots without risking breaking my legs. :-} On the other hand a flickr link would not have given me the rather fun experience of being nearly as tall as htfb.

I hope "a good time was had by all", but I can only really speak for myself; I spent most of last week feeling fairly fail-ish and not at all partyish but was much cheered by conversation and silliness and singing and cake and port, so thank you again to all our guests for making an old-ish woman very happy. :-)

[More posts to follow on Oxbridge limericks, singing, decluttering, and running... watch this space, tonight is LJ-catchup night!]

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j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
From a goth shop in Camden (if you'll pardon the tautology). I have never seen another pair advertised or sold anywhere!
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: May 11th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nice boots ...

Here's hoping that there are photos!
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j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh lordy, no, they're nothing like that (though those are quite sexy). They're just platforms, not heels - they're like these but with three of those soles stacked on top of each other.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: May 11th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
You might find some pictures here.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ace, thank you!

In this one I look taller than htfb. :-)

If I'd planned to wear the boots I might've worn a more congruous dress, but actually the combination of flowery M&S and stompy gothboot is kinda cool...
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: May 11th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was a bugger getting you in shot - that lens is pretty good at tripod-free telephoto, but I do need to stand back a little.
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: May 11th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
So *very* sorry to have lacked the tuits to emerge. Next year, in the new house?
j4 From: j4 Date: May 11th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
So *very* sorry to have lacked the tuits to emerge.

We missed you! But I sympathise on tuitlessness (and the necessity for hiding-under-a-rock sometimes).

Next year, in the new house?

Definitely! And before that, hopefully, the housewarming in the new house! Or even before that, if we can amass the requisite number of tuits, maybe afternoon tea or something?
khalinche From: khalinche Date: May 11th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was fab! Thank you for getting older. Please continue to do so.
djw From: djw Date: May 11th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry I wasn't there!
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: May 11th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a lovely time. Thank you :)
htfb From: htfb Date: May 11th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like parties in Oxford. Thank you for having.

I met a badger on the B480 on the way home yesterday, though it wasn't going to meet anyone else any more. Sniff[1].

[1]It must have been confused by Saturday night's full moon. You could sniff within a few yards of it, which is not like the other ex-badgers I've known.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: May 11th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

The party was tasty, boozy, entertaining and silly, and I must get to Oxford more often.

Apologies for perpetrating bad Limericks. Or even good ones.
nja From: nja Date: May 12th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks from me too, I especially enjoyed having an education focus group with O's brother. Also the cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks. I'm not sure whether I was supposed to be eating those in an ironic "party food" way or a non-ironic party food way, but either way mmmm. Next time, fairy cakes with dolly mixtures on top please.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 12th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lewis, can you speak to me directly?
I need to hear from you now.
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