Wednesday, 1 June 2011


The Chocolate Cake has landed!
Here it is with my accomplice,
Jenny the Cartographer.
(she reads this blog so do say hi!)

I walked into the Exams Office later in the morning
to find four examiners having a cake-break
and looking very chilled.
(I hope that the Examinations Officer
has not noticed the frivolous silver balls)

There is a cheerful atmosphere in the Department
because the marking has been completed.
(summer fieldwork and conferences seem closer)

This evening 150 students and staff
will be partying on a river boat.
I have given strict instructions
to the GeogSoc Committee
to be careful with the staff.
(I need them all back for the Sub Board meetings)


  1. Oh YUM, are you SURE you don't work at a bakery? Seems to be a high ratio of cake consumption, no wonder everyone remains cheerful. (am dubious about the silver balls passing scrutiny). Hi to Jenny bearing cake, you are lucky to know Alice in person!

  2. *eyes cake, lecherously*

  3. Hi Jenny, i trust from your smile that it smells as good as it looks! is far too hot here to turn on the oven and bake a cake.

  4. Grades in, hurray! Always a fabulous time of year. (Hi Jenny :-).

  5. Hi Jenny, from Sydney Australia (I'm sure you know where that it on the map).

  6. The cake looked and smelt divine, the examinations officers are very lucky to be so well cared for!

    The many 'Hello's' have given me a huge smile this morning. I am indeed also very lucky :)

    Jenny K

  7. Jenny you must be a trusted accomplice, for I spy a blue plate lurking under that gorgeous cake. To be trusted to carry both is honour indeed!

  8. AnonymousJune 01, 2011

    Ciao Jenny!


  9. AnonymousJune 01, 2011

    Oh Jenny - 'the cake looked and smelt divine'. Do you mean to say you weren't allowed to taste it! Maybe you look so cheerful because you were anticipating the left-overs.
    Bobby x

  10. Lucky Jenny the Cartographer! Not only do you get to eat cake, you get to work with the divine MrsM.

  11. Terrific cake, Alice. Hope the examiners didn't polish it all off by themselves!

  12. AnonymousJune 01, 2011

    Good work, Alice!

  13. oh hurray for chocolate cake, and I hope Jenny got a big slice after modeling it for you! x


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