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Margaret Hale Academy of Tea-Pouring & Wallpaper Selection at the University of Milton Northern

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ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 21:11:15

Welcome to our new common room which, as you would expect, is decorated in impeccable taste (despite the limited choice of wallpapers available in Milton Northern). Above the marble mantelpiece hangs a portrait of the Vice-Chancellor of the University. As we recline elegantly on the chaise longue, we partake of tea and ratafia biscuits and discuss the works of Plato, although in the evening the finest wines and Polish cordials may be served.

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 21:14:32

<<looks round in admiration>>

Oh, how very lovely! I know we will have a wonderful time here!
<<,whispers>>. Is the vice-chancellor available for private seminars?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 21:19:23

Welcome, Massive. Shall we celebrate with a nice cup of tea?

::Arranges self ratafia biscuits on a plate::

PasstheTwiglets Sat 18-Jun-11 21:22:23

Oh it's lovely here - very tasteful. The yellow roses in the vase are especially welcoming.

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 21:23:13

Indian or china?
Nay lass, just a dash o' milk and three sugars will do me.

PasstheTwiglets Sat 18-Jun-11 21:25:51

Now this is quite something

PasstheTwiglets Sat 18-Jun-11 21:27:05

In my mind, his hands are tied to those two posts...

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 21:34:34

I am ashamed to admit, my mind was tending that way too, Twigs. I think JP and his viral have been a bad influence on us.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 22:02:09

::The Vice-Chancellor wondered how long it would be before someone lowered the tone of this august academic institution::

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 22:11:09

So sorry, Professor Thornton sir. it was that soldierboy's fault

<<dips brain in eau de javel >>

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 22:28:30

Someone has certainly had a busy day!

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 22:52:05

Oh my poor boy! He's been overworking again. Perhap I should help him with his ledgers.

DumSpiroSpero Sat 18-Jun-11 23:00:45

Here you all are...very nice too!

I'm thinking less hands tied to the posts and more of being pinned to the partition in between them.

<<three glasses of Gizzy & counting blush>>

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 23:04:38

No wonder he's flaked out on the desk, then! Someone better go and rub his shoulders for him.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 23:06:56

Hands off, Spiro. He's mine. You can have one of the gun-toting bad boys.

ChairmumSupermum Sat 18-Jun-11 23:08:11

Just happened across this thread. I share your appreciation of the vice chancellor :-)

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 23:09:46

Oh welcome, ChairmumSupermum. Would you like to enrol in the Academy?

::Proffers Polish cordial::

Of what are you Chair?

DumSpiroSpero Sat 18-Jun-11 23:11:39

Fair enough, Maud + he'll certainly do for me!

Hi Supermum - do you have any particular favourite, or are just an Armitage Slut not fussy like me?!

DumSpiroSpero Sat 18-Jun-11 23:13:02

Aw, Maud put it so much better...

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 23:13:33

I was rather proud of that picture, Spiro (which was new to me), even if the pose does seem to be borrowed from Whistler's Mother.

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 23:20:46

It was a great pic even without the bonnet.
Welcome Chairmum, how nice to meet one more another lady of good taste and discernment

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 23:24:59

::Thinks. Still no sign of the curtains. Where are Small and Twiggy?::

Hey ho. I'm orf to bed. Sweet dreams, Massive, Spiro, Chairmum and anyone else who might be lingering on the threshold.

ChairmumSupermum Sat 18-Jun-11 23:28:09

Maud : ny nickname started of as ChairmanMiaow, then ChairmumMiaow and the chairmum bit has stuck.

I'd take the lovely vice chancellor in any way he comes :-)

SupermassiveLBD Sat 18-Jun-11 23:31:57

Nighty nighty Maud.

How very sensible of you, Chairmum. We can all appreciate that sentiment.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 18-Jun-11 23:35:08

::Looks back at you::

Speak for yourself, Massive. Some of us have a very definite preference.

::Swoons and has to be carried upstairs::

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