So I’m staying in Greenwich at Geoff’s this week, who’s one of my Galaxy Zoo friends. Geoff has a lovely (Irish) friend, called Róisín, and she threw a party to which everyone seemed to have been invited. Her name is pronounced like the Dutch word for little rose by the way, which is what the word means in Irish as well. I found this out at her barbecue, where I met her for the first time, as I was one of the friends Geoff had brought along, as we were apparently invited too. Other Zoo buddies Julianne, Annie and Todd were also invited and so this became a gathering of friendly people.
As you can see from the pictures below, this barbecue was held on a sunny field near the beach of the Thames. I can tell you, Róisín knows how to throw a party. When Ram came round, she told him to teach the kids this dance. She didn’t mean Julianne and me, but we gladly volunteered. (Note I’m in green as the request was to wear the colours of the rainbow or of the Irish flag). Meanwhile, Geoff did an excellent job as the ‘chef’ and whenever honey was needed, Hanny was called (it’s pronounced the same way and this lovely Australian guy Chris said that that suits me well).
Julianne was given a chilli plant by this lovely neighbour and she named him Brian. I didn’t have anything to do with this, I swear. The plant wasn’t named after that Brian, but after the Brian in Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Anyway. I also learned of the urban legend behind the word ‘fuck’. According to Róisín it used to be an acronym for ‘Fornication Under Consent of the King’. Helpful information for either my English or biology classes, isn’t it? I did some homework as well by the way, as I had to interview an English person about their travel habits and Todd was a willing victim.
A couple of us had also gone beachcombing, but I’ll show those pictures separately. The party went on for a while, but eventually we walked back to Geoff’s. Julianne remarked that it felt as if she’d gone home to family and I said she was, and that’s pretty much when it was decided that we’d all sleep over… To Be Continued.