The Old Post House
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After saying goodbye to our beloved daughter today, I preferred to take a day of rest and recouping. However, Mary Anne had other ideas. She drove us to a place called Rousham Park House and Garden. Upon arriving we went drove through the portico, and parked along about only a half dozen other cars. Another words we had the place almost entirely to ourselves. They had a herd of rare long horned cattle, which looked like something out of a great western cattle drive from Texas! ...
... at Tony Blair's,
Leaves glistening on the chestnuts, daffs brightening on the green,
Ivy creeping round oak branches, and spring fairs.
It's true that Brill's embraced us and for that we're truly chuffed
While thoughts of Sydney aren't so easy to dispel.
But hey, the day, as Horace put it, we've seized with all four hands.
We'll press on, creating memories--what a wheeze!
... delay, remedied by a very friendly hotel staff member who had clearly done it all before.
Dinner for Di's birthday was a very fine-dining affair, similar in quality to our St Malo experience. Henry ate venison and Di had pork and partridge. It was a very special, beautiful meal and thoroughly enjoyed.
First stop the following morning was the Ashmolean museum. The museum is extensive and has some of the largest collections outside ...
... just about an hour, because we had to get back in time for real dinner with the rest of the admin, but it was so fun to have time sit and chat and laugh with my friends.
The admin dinner was a blur of Chinese and food and toasts and lots of conversation. As the evening wore on we moved out to Chapel Quad for the traditional final night admin pyramid. Every year on the final night of the program the admin team tries to make a pyramid that includes ...
... specific junk foods and share them (like Pop Tarts for the Americans).
In true OxTrad style, it is now 1:15AM and I have to be up in six hours. But it doesn't even bother me this year. It felt weird going to bed at 10:30 last night. Some of the best parts of this program happen in the middle of the night, and I would rather stay up and enjoy myself than get a good night's sleep and miss out on something. After all, there is always Starbucks!