Friday, 29 January 2016

My Baby Boy Graduates

It's been a busy week so far. 

DH was down in Wales for 2 days, Tuesday and Wednesday, for his aunt's funeral. He stayed at the Wetherspoons in Bridgend and, despite it being a sad occasion, he had a good time and enjoyed catching up with his cousins and having a night away in a lovely room with a king-sized bed. 

While he was away, DD3 and her fiance came to dinner on Tuesday evening. She's in so much pain with her leg at the moment that the date of her operation on 17th March can't come too soon. 

DS2 had an interview yesterday with William Hill the bookmakers, and is waiting for the decision. He also has another interview with English Heritage at Dover Castle next Tuesday. He did some volunteering with EH during the summer so hopefully that will count in his favour. 

And today was his graduation ceremony in Canterbury Catherdral.

We were out from 11.15 this morning until 6.15 this evening and had a lovely time. Everything was extremely well organised and, for our part, it all went like clockwork from DS collecting his robes and being photographed, through the ceremony in the amazing Cathedral building, to the drinks and nibbles reception at the end. Even the weather wasn't too bad, although there was a high, biting wind while we queued outside the cathedral for 15 minutes before the doors opened for admittance at 2.15. The ceremony started at 3.15 and finished at 4.30 and then we went to a reception where there was free wine or orange juice and canapes. DS stayed in Canterbury to attend a gig with his friends in the evening and we took the bus home. Even the buses were more or less on time. We couldn't have asked for a better day.

Photography wasn't allowed in the cathedral, and unfortunately there's a 4-6 week wait for the official photos, but here's some pics we took in the cathedral gardens and grounds. 

So proud of my baby boy, our youngest child, now a BA (Hons) in Commercial Music.

I'm off to bed now after a wonderful, tiring day. Sleep well everyone. Love, Helen xx


  1. How wonderful. A very proud moment for you all. Well done young man... My son will graduate in July... also my baby .......and the only family member to go to university

    1. Thank you, Cherie. I hope your son's graduation day goes as well as ours did. My second eldest daughter has a BSC in Clinical Psychology and also a Masters degree so we have been through the graduation process a couple of times before, but DS's ceremony was easily the best organised.

  2. It is amazing how time flies and what a lovely place to hold a graduation ceremony.
    Well done as it is a whole family effort.

  3. Aww congratulations Helen. You just be so proud xx

    1. Thank you, Rachel, we certainly are.