Saturday, 21 March 2009

I'll give you style if you give me chocolate






Last night, my (English) boyfriend finally agreed after many attempts that Australian Cadbury's chocolate is better than English Cadbury's. By better I mean more full, rich and soft, and less brittle, buttery and bland. Being the fair-minded person I am, I told him I would concede something on behalf of Team Australia. I admitted that English women (or a particular group of English women) tend to have a better sense of dress than Aussie women. Wouldn't you agree? No matter how hard we try, we cannot pull off the shabby chic look in quite the same way as a Brit and it's not just the darker tan and whiter teeth that dimish our efforts (tee hee!). I pointed out that I was being especially magnanimous as he is not chocolate.

I have been in the Radcliffe Camera today revising my thesis outline. I was somewhat distracted by the dusty sun beams coming through the window overlooking St Mary's Church. But I did fairly well. I had figured it was time to check that my chapters were working for the same boss.

8 comments:

inktopia7 said...

Ok, I'm starrifying you for working on your thesis outline *first thing on the weekend.* That is great.

Loved the pics. I can never get my scarves to work that way...sort of effortlessly chic and draped just so. Mine always look either too formal or completely whack.

Good Enough Woman said...

I travel to the U.K. a couple of times a year now to meet with my supervisor, and my fashion has improved because of my notetaking about how the British women wear their scarves and their black boots.

And I envy your thesis locale! I'm here in small town California with nary a research library in sight. Makes it tough.

droid said...

The second picture is clearly of a transvestite with poor colour coordination. I am not sure how this benefits your argument.

Ink said...

Just wanted to return your very kind words: your blog is wonderful, too! Hope you're having a good week. :)

Alice said...

Australian Cadbury's is better than English?! What?! I've always argued the opposite. We get a chemically watered down version of the real deal due to our hot climate. They put different stuff in the chocolate to stop it melting. I find the English version much richer and creamier.

I'll agree about the fashion though :)

Academic, Hopeful said...

Thanks for your comments ladies (and man-child).

Al-ice! Really? I am going to bring home a slab of the UK version and a select cttee (including us, of course) can do a blind taste-off. It's the only way forward.

John Flood said...

I'm sorry but discussing Cadbury's chocolate....what's going on here? I with Alice on this one. Get a good 70% dark chocolate and savour it. With coffee or red wine, it's fantastic. And you only need a bit, not the whole bar! Fat, carbohydrates, protein, chocolate--it's one of the essential food groups. Can't think why it gets such a bad press....

Alice said...

Jud, you come home to visit and I'll do whatever you want :) xx

Gotta agree with Mr. Flood though, proper chocolate is just heavenly.