Steph (normandie_m) wrote,
Steph
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Wow. Flashman in Tom Brown's Schooldays is practically a muggle Victorian version of Draco Malfoy. Let's hope that Stephen Fry's Dr Arnold (muggle Victorian Dumbledore) smacks him down soon.

Ah yes, Melbourne. Melbourne was great. True, going there during the Easter break has thrown a significant chunk of my study time out the window, but no matter. I survived the family reunion, met some relatives for the first time. And my uncle Peter brought out fifty year-old film footage of my dad and my other aunts and uncles when they were young with my oma and opa.

Aside from the family aspect, I did a fair bit of walking around the city. Visited St Pat's and St Francis' as per usual, and dad treated the family to the football. We saw the Footscray versus Collingwood, and I sat next to a very attractive Frenchman who was cheering Collingwood, who unfortunately lost.

Also a head's up to anyone who's going to Melbourne.....go to the chocolate shops! And a restaurant on Lygon called The Key in the Wall, which serves cheap but incredibly delicious and large portions of Italian food.

Uni again next week. Bah, two essays in the next two weeks. One of which I haven't yet finished reading the book for, Apuleius' Golden Ass. I'm starting to find I just can't read books that I'm forced to read. Even though Apuleius' sexual misadventures and other slip-ups are quite amusing, I'm sure.

*sigh* I will resume reading it tomorrow though. Because I'm working at Ithaca for two hours and I will almost certainly have nothing to do there unless the odd customer shows up.

In the meantime though, I will work on my other assignment: a two thousand word piece on institutional interaction versus conversation analysis. Yes, this is the life.
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