Minutes of the Extraordinary Elevenses Meeting

In which we are on an Expotition to the Land of the Romans.

Held on Saturday the 19th of September 2009 at the top of the Duomo, Florence, Italy.

Present – Rachel, Ed [Ignatius], Carol, James, Roseanna, sundry tourists.

1.05pm, local time – Meeting opened.
  1. Commend location. 4-0-1-0.
  2. Guidebook was indeed written by A. A. Milne. 4-0-1-0.
  3. We’re about as un-in-the-way as we could be.
  4. “There’s quite an imposing one of James”.
  5. There is no tea.
  6. That makes it cooler. 2-1-1-1 (that makes it hotter).
  7. Ed is not Lizzy in disguise.
  8. He was upstairs, driving around in Bowser’s Castle.
  9. Commend Italy for being awesome. 4-0-1-0.
  10. We wouldn’t commend it if it wasn’t true.
  11. Commend Roseanna for pink hair. 2-2-1-0 CR decides “for”.
  12. There are biscuits.
  13. We must text CGM... or maybe email.
  14. We don’t know what time it is in America.
  15. It looks like we’re having a picnic on a notable historical monument.
  16. Censure Roseanna for ten
  1. No one seconded it. The secretary fails.
  2. Censure the Pope for not letting us sit on his floor. 1-2-2-2 (holographic pope x2) (Ed: to the max).
  3. Commend Italy on its many flavours of Gelato (including ACE). 3-0-2-1 (I disapprove of ACE).
  4. The secretary refuses to minute on the stairs.
  5. No reading previous minutes. General acclamation.
  6. We are commended by PBH.
  7. We read the guidebook.
  8. It’s still a giant can of people in the sky. 2-1-2-0.
  9. Brunelleschi is magic. 3-0-1-1 (better than magic). [This was some graffiti on the wall of the Duomo; we found it amusing – Roseanna].
  10. We descend.
  11. We are now at ground level.
  12. Close. 3-1-1-0.

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