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Working hard to Save Venice

I am back from Bristol now, and it was great! However, it was so great that I am totally cream-crackered, and not remotely up to doing it justice in a post. So, instead, I am going to rewind to Thursday evening, and a garden party which I attended with Fleur WINOLJ.

The event took place in the Cathedral Gardens in Christ Church: particularly special for us, what with us both being former members of the House. They are reputedly the gardens on which C.S. Lewis (oops!) Lewis Carroll drew for Alice in Wonderland, and are usually out of bounds to mere student scum. Although Fleur had been in them before (to perform as the Queen of Hearts in a play of the same), I never had in my life, so I could very much sympathise with Alice's long quest to get there.

The goal of the evening was to Save Venice by raising lots of lovely money. So we set to work, content in the knowledge that the more we drank, the safer Venice would be. The evening went on until gone midnight (although we decamped from ChCh to Corpus Christi gardens with Fleur's friend Michael around 10ish), and it was so warm I didn't even think of putting my shirt on until gone 11. Along the way, we drank Bellinis, ate strange fennel-flavoured biscuity things, bitched a lot about other people's dress sense, and took these photos:

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Fleur and I revisit the old Alma Mater


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Fleur enjoying her Bellini


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Me, communing with nature

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libellum
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
You mean Lewis Carroll? :)

Awww, I cannot see the enlarged versions of the photos! But you look stunning! Especially without a shirt on, I imagine! :D
strange_complex
Jun. 12th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
Gah, I always do that! I did actually think 'Lewis Carroll' at first, but then basically thought, 'No, that can't be right, because I thought of it first and I always get them mixed up.'

I think Photobucket automatically resized the photos when I uploaded them. Which is annoying, but I find it so much more user-friendly than LJ's scrapbook that I usually use it anyway, especially when I'm tired and just want to get stuff up quickly.
libellum
Jun. 12th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
Do you really find it better than Scrapbook? I like Scrapbook. I like Gallery best though, but you do have to host the software yourself, which is annoying.

The best thing about Alice in Wonderland is that she was the daughter of Liddell. As in Liddell and Scott. How cool!
rosamicula
Jun. 11th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos and so good to hear you are really relaxing at last.
strange_complex
Jun. 12th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! It is good to be doing it, I can tell you. :)
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