Victoria House Hotel
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... new part of the library called "Marks of Genius". This included treasures from the library including a Shakespeare first folio, a Gutenberg Bible, Jane Austen manuscripts, Newton's Principia Mathematica etc.
... Polly from last year - very perky and game for a laugh.
Pete is the new male AD. He went to Keble and is friends with Kate. Pete is really nice and so funny. He doesn't even try to be funny, yet he cracks me up all the time because he is confident enough with himself to just be silly and playful and fun. Whenever we're talking, he loves to repeat whatever I've said in an exaggerated American accent, and we can tease and banter with ...
... So our morning started with bringing all of those students in to yell at them and assign many, many study hall hours. Larry and I went after the girls, who were quite freaked out, and when the boy came in the conversation went something like this:
Larry: You overslept through your major.
Boy: Yeah, sorry about that.
Larry: Is there any particular reason you overslept?
Boy: No, just missed my alarm.
Me: You sure ...
... it! We got a few pictures, but didn't stick around all that much since there was a swarm of wasps occupying a good sized corner of the site. The next stop was called Warwick Castle and on the way we grabbed some strawberries from a roadside stand (so good). It appears to be like an amusement park set on the grounds of a medieval castle. Since we've seen quite a few castles lately, and since it was £19 per person, we just took it in from the outside and headed off. The last stop ...
... castle. They've lived there for 700 years! The Fiennes family - yup, as in Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, who are 4th cousins of the guy who lives in the castle now. The family title is Earl of Saye and Sele, but the family is the Fiennes. Pretty cool, right?
We saw the gardens first, which were gorgeous, and I romped around the fields as much as I could without getting too separated from the group. I helped the PAs hand out bag lunches, ...