Ivy League? Lovely girl…


A quick note from California where I am this week. Stanford, actually. Ivy League. (no, not a friend of the late lamented Lillian Hallagan)

I am writing this from a computer in the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto. When in Silicon Valley and all that…

Actually, I’m waiting for a genius bar appointment because my ipod’s on the blink. Seems odd there should be an hour-long wait when the university and environs are famously crawling with geniuses–but there it is.

Stanford rather puts the technical college in Cheriton Bishop to shame. Miles and miles of university buildings, each very well-endowed by this one and that one…

It’s all go today on the West coast: the President was in San Francisco being angry about the oil spill. Didn’t seem to make a blind bit of difference, although I hear he did bring the traffic to a standstill. Just his security detail–nothing to do with energy conservation, you understand.

Best, Blabs

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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2 Responses to Ivy League? Lovely girl…

  1. sam rockwell says:

    Please!!! When/if ya coming to the bay area let me know!.. Love to show ya my house.. have ya meet the new lady in my life.. and show ya around Morgan Hill..

  2. Doris says:

    Dear Blabas,

    Do you ever see Alan Whicker or Judith Chalmers on your travels? You are such a gadabout, you really are.

    I laughed out loud at your Ivy League quip and realised that I had, at last, got over Lillian’s death. Time is a great healer.

    Cheriton Bishop’s technical college has always had a good reputation and attracts students from miles around. I would question some of the courses on offer – Kirsty, Flo’s daughter by her third marriage, studied combined marine engineering and dance and she now works in Boots – and the buildings need a facelift but it does seem popular.

    I am flattered that you should think to drop me a note while you were waiting for what was surely a high powered business meeting. You must explain what it is you do in all these exciting locations. Alas, if I write to you during my working day it is usually from the staff room of DBLW over a cup of tea and a ginger nut and invariably because business is slow.

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