Friday, 20 March 2009

Back and Refreshed...

Hello! (Note the bright and breezy greeting...)

I'm back from an uber-refreshing few days away in Canterbury... It was great; filled with plenty of sightseeing, a few choral concerts, a day at the beach, fish and chips on the sea front, several films (I love Kung Fu Panda!), a bit of ferocious debate, much good food, and great company.

And so I'm now returned to Cambridge ready to tackle my dissertation. 


I am Shi-Fu, and Po is those 10,000 words of well-argued, to-the-point discussion of Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity... Ka-POW!!!

Honest!

T-B is off home tomorrow, but we managed a photo-shoot this afternoon, so he could procrastinate from packing and I could put off beginning my slog through the venerableBede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. 

I've decided to have it finished by Tuesday... 

Never. Going. To. Happen.

So we wandered through town, venturing first to the 'tourist spot' of the Corpus Clock on King's Parade... It's new this year and apparently really kwl in the way it was made, but I just like the grasshopper "eating time" and the fact that the tick-tock is supposed to sound like a "chain dropping into a coffin". Hehe. 


Then we wandered through a few graveyards... I like the typography on old gravestones!




And finally, back to college where we admired the college chapel and Lady Margaret Beaufort got me in a whistful mood...

And I got a bit excited about marble...
And we stole Sunday's surplices to play with!
Surplice aside, I'm wearing a black Lux (from UrbanOutfitters) top, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel cardigan, purple leather vintage skirt from Rokit, black stockings - too old to be id'd though knowing my buying habits, and the fact that they're not seamed, I'd put money on them being Wolford Satin Touch, M&S black ballet pumps, Primark bag, an ironstone necklace - a present from a cousin in Australia, and my Toy Watch.

Oh what fun...

Got to love the holidays!

Xxxc

19 comments:

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

glad your back and feeling refreshed...but 10 000 words should bring you back to reality with a thud :)

Charmaine said...

very cool purple skirt!.. is it leather?

Lily said...

I love the leather skirt. I never thought I'd like them, but I've just started to like them lately.

indigotangerine said...

that sepia tone photo is lovely, and your purple! leather! skirt! so neat! I can't pull off leather, but you do it well.
-indigo

DaisyChain said...

Looks like a great trip =) refreshed is good.

Sol said...

Amazing skirt! Is it made of leather?
You look great, as always!

chloe said...

The architecture is so beautiful! This makes Minnesota look even more lame.

And great sense of style, too! =)

The Lyrics To My Heart said...

welcome back :)
love that cardi, omilord its gorge!

xx

(Incase you didnt already knwo, i used to be CherryChapstick but i changed the name)

Laroux said...

I love your skirt, and the detail on your cardigan is so much fun, and yes, that marble is very exciting :P

x

virgos lounge said...

i lovveee the skirt hun..xxx

Alice X said...

i love the leather skirt and scenery here.

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

Victoria C said...

cool skirt! you look cute, sounds like you had a great day too xo

Adela said...

wow! thats an amazing skirt! you wear this look very well

v said...

love this

this is such a great post.

http://balmainbazaar.blogspot.com/

The Clothes Horse said...

Lovely pictures. I love graveyards...must have a party in one some summer night...

Sydnie said...

I love that movie :) Love the outfit, too!

Sydnie
http://www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Ida said...

Gorgeous locations, and lovely pictures, dear. You look amazing in purple/blue. And who doesn't love holidays?:)

xxxxxxx

Yuka said...

looks like you had fun! :)

jules said...

oh that looks lovely! I love old graveyards as well!