Well, weren't we the lucky ones? After a week of dismal weather, the day of L's Graduation dawned to something that actually felt like summer. The sky was blue, the sun was shining and (despite the fact that I had eaten something that disagreed with me so that I spent most of the day with abdominal pain and a rather strong urge to vomit) a fine time was had and we couldn't have been prouder of our girl.
We started the day with coffee at her college followed by the ceremony itself at the Sheldonian Theatre. Then it was back to college for a canape reception and the traditional throwing up (not me this time!) of mortar boards. Here are just a few snaps of the many taken on the day:
The top of the Sheldonian - see that blue sky?!
A few photos inside before it filled up:
A memento of the day:
.... and a cake from the amazing cake shop in the covered market - every time we visit Oxford we watch them decorating the cakes so graduation seemed a good excuse to buy one. It was yummy!
Other happies this week:
A visit to Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. The girls bought a family ticket for R for Father's Day and this was our first opportunity to go
Yup, there were LOTS of tanks!
I quite like the sound of Soup for Air Raids:
Sorry, no idea who this chap is - I just wanted a photo of our vehicle! It was a very bumpy ride around an extremely dusty track but great fun.
On the way home we stopped off briefly at Tolpuddle. If you click on the photos, the writing may be large enough to read:
We went raspberry picking at our local fruit farm:
Enough for a pavlova and some for the freezer:
E bought some quail eggs from the farm shop:
My tubers from Poundland grew - money well spent I think:
.... and the passion flower is thriving:
Toodle Pip for now. x