Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Yes, It was Age-Appropriate




Here are some snappy snaps of my birthday weekend, a happy weekend that included girls' cocktails and dinner on Little Clarendon Street, a play (Tom Stoppard's Arcadia) and a picnic in St James' Park in London, and a high tea for 22 people (men and women) courtesy of the boyfriend at the Old Parsonage here in Oxford.




I managed to rake in several good books, a pretty dress, some booze, a poem, and gift vouchers for a massage and an 'experience' in London. The flowers were from some of the ladies back in Sydney. Most of the cards I received were purchased from museums. Yes, things have changed.




But then again I did close celebrations by watching (and enjoying) The Hangover followed by two episodes of The Wire, I still wore Converse to the Department the next day, and I did elect to have a dinner party for my sixteenth so probably just more of the same....although the birthday cards were definitely pegged at the 30+ market. That we can be sure of.

6 comments:

LPC said...

This looks like a perfect birthday party. At many ages. Almost like it came from a movie. A happy movie.

Kate said...

Eeee! What an amazing day! So sorry not to be there with you, my lovely. Missing you, too. xxxx

Ink said...

Looks wonderful! Hope it was joyful!

Studentmum said...

Hi, I am outing myself from lurkdom! I enjoy reading your blog, the title drew me in. I inspire to academia, although I fear I may have missed the boat agewise! Your 30th celebrations look very civilised - I am heading for a similar milestone (+20) and hope mine is as classy as yours.

Academic, Hopeful said...

Thank you LPC, Kate and Ink. Very kind.

Studentmum: Thanks for outing yourself and for the message! I envy your choice of studies, by the way. Sounds wonderful! A PhD, no matter what, becomes an exercise in tenacity and narrow detail. In many ways, I would love to go back to course work. (BTW, I tried to post this on your blog, but every time I clicked 'post comment' it would delete the comment. Not sure what that's about.)

Bavardess said...

Glad you had such a lovely birthday. I'm slavering at the sight of that tea table - nobody does afternoon tea like the Brits.