Sunday, 3 April 2011

"Oh, well. What's a royal ball? After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull, and-and-and boring, and-and completely... Completely wonderful” Cinderella

Right so whilst I’m in the blogging mode I thought I’d write a bit about what I’ve been up to recently, starting with my Law Ball. Well my annual Law Ball was held on 19th March 2011 in the Mandalay in Guildford
So I ended up spending ages getting ready, letting my housemate do my hair, which was a curly up do, and my makeup- which ended up being smoky eyes with purple tones instead of blacks and greys. Then I headed over to my friend’s house to get dressed and to take part in all the girly tasks like nail painting and getting into dresses.

So when we pulled up to the Mandalay at closer to 7 than the half 6 time that was stated on the invite, we were unsure of what to expect, unsure if it would live up to the lovely venue that we had had for our law ball last year. However it more than lived up to our expectation

So we were greeted with a champagne reception, which is always nice and seeing everyone in their tuxedos and gowns gave it an authentic ball feeling. There were a few girls that had gone very prom and princess with their gowns (many of them first years who hadn’t been to a Ball before* compared to the shorter evening gowns we had gone in- with a lot less puff and frills may I add. So anyway the champagne reception, yes that was lovely and getting to see everyone all dressed up, the not so good thing Champagne goes straight to my head on a good day and with little to eat that day to make sure I fit into my dress it did leave me a little tipsy after only one glass.
Dinner was really lovely. Starter was a  tomato and chilli soup, followed by pork in a cider and apple gravy with vegetables and to top that all off there was profiteroles for afters... which did mean I broke my lent of not eating chocolate but trust me they were so worth it.
See what I mean?
After the dinner and the speeches and raffle, which all took rather a long time of sitting down and clapping, they finally let us free on one of the best bits of the night the chocolate fountains. There were 3 fountains: a dark chocolate one, a milk chocolate one and a white chocolate one and lots of tubs of strawberries, marshmallows and profiteroles to go with it, there seemed to be quite a lot left over and after a couple of glasses of champagne they tasted even better.

So the night ended with a dj and a dance plus the opportunity to socialise with the lecturers as well as the invited guests who included barristers, solicitors and judges from the local area. I must admit this was probably one of the best bits of the night, having a dance, and even getting bought champagne (the proper £60 a bottle stuff not the cheap stuff we were buying) by a solicitor my friend had spoken to. I loved every moment of it and when it finished I honestly say I wanted it to go on longer.


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