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dark Dean

Thank you!!! :D

Posted on 2011.04.13 at 19:34
Current Mood: touchedtouched
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I'm completely thrilled with the birthday messages, pics, even a vgift (WHEEEEE!!! Thanks, chamekke!! \O/ ♥) that I just found waiting for me. Hopefully I'll manage to comment individually on each one, but as you know I'm a bit hit and miss with how much I'm around these days, and I didn't want anyone to be left thinking I'm not absolutely chuffed to bits. Deep love to each and every one of you. *massive group hug*

I spent the day/night in the Cotswolds. Went to Bourton on the Water model village, which I've been meaning to do for ages, and it really was a thing of beauty. (Recursion ftw!!!!)

Then spent the night in Gloucester - in a 15th century hotel that Lady Jane Grey was in when her accession to the throne was announced. In her rooms, in fact - the most massive family room I've ever seen.

And then we spent the morning in Gloucester Cathedral. HARRY POTTER CENTRAL! Seriously, I totally fangirled my way round the cloisters (twice) with my 9 year old son, and we just spent the whole time trying to pretend we were there for the religious history of the place any time an old person approached us, and failing miserably every time we saw a doorway we recognised (which was all the damn time!) And then we found Edward II, and I'm delighted to report that my boy fangirled him just as hard!

Anyway, yeah, good day. Made all the better by coming home to such lovely messages on here.

Not to mention a very interesting kink/squick meme that I'm off to have a closer look at.


Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2011-04-13 18:56 (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday again! Yes, I'm biased and cheerfully admit to it but what a great place to spend your birthday. I can't believe anyone was silly enough to allow it but I sang in that cathedral a few times as a teenager... well, with my choir, but still. *g*

... And the model village, YAY!

*twirls you* ♥
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2011-04-14 11:17 (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of you the whole time!

What a lovely venue to sing. My choirmaster in Birmingham has been on about doing an evensong in Gloucester, but until he learns the noble art of proactivity I think it'll have to remain a dream.

The model village was most pleasing - what I liked best was that there was a model of the model village, which had a model of the model, which (if you looked really carefully) had...etc. I really do get quite excited about recursion!
Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2011-04-14 12:53 (UTC) (Link)

That's always been my favourite bit of the model village as well. *g*
saintvic at 2011-04-13 20:05 (UTC) (Link)
So glad you had a great birthday and it does sound brilliant. And ooooo *bounces* I have now been to Bourton on the Water so I can picture where you were.

*joins in with group hug*
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2011-04-14 12:19 (UTC) (Link)
It's a lovely village, isn't it? With spectacular (if expensive) ice cream! And I was most impressed with the valiant children stoically paddling in the water, despite the barely temperate conditions.

chamekke at 2011-04-14 03:22 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you had what sounds like a squee-inducingly AWESOME birthday. *admires* The Cotswolds! Gloucester Cathedral and its mighty flying buttresses! Edward II's tomb! Lovely.

And, oh yeah, the kink/squick meme. It's never too late to join in, the water's warm. (Or ice-cold, if that's your thing ;-)
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2011-04-14 14:55 (UTC) (Link)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - you can't beat a flying buttress. *nods*

I had no idea Edward II was there - I've never even been to Gloucester before. It kind of summed up the city for me - a sort of effortless history that just does it for me every time. I'll definitely be going back there.
chamekke at 2011-04-14 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
I'll definitely be going back there.

Ooh! OOH! If you do, then grab a verger and ask him to show you his misericords.

Erm. Really, Gloucester Cathedral has a lovely set of misericords. If you have a taste for medieval vernacular woodwork, that is.

(I'm ridiculously fond of the things, can you tell? Ely and Carlisle Cathedrals also have some rather nice ones, if you happen to be over/up that way.)
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