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Graduation tomorrow!
I seem to be posting in fits and starts these days. I will write some more about my efforts at incorporating more movement in my daily life as soon as I can, but today I was taking and processing the photos for the photo a week groups because tomorrow we're off to Caerleon.

This is an annual pilgrimage, as long-standing readers of this journal will be aware, but there's a big difference this time because instead of wandering around Caerleon looking at Roman remains while G represents the local college at the ceremony, I will be on stage receiving my BA Education degree!

It's taken all summer to recover from the stress of pulling the dissertation together, but I am finally able to appreciate my achievement. I already have a BA Hons from the OU, completed in the late 90s, which was a 2.1, and that's what I expected to get again, but they liked my dissertation so much that it just tipped the degree over into a First. :)

Hopes of meeting with the offspring while we were down in South Wales didn't work out because our daughter is actually coming north on Sunday. It's also fortunate that I decided to post our grandson's birthday card rather than take it to give to him because after hoping to meet us for dinner after the graduation ceremony, our son decided that it would all be a bit too much seeing as our DIL is coming down with a cold and they have grandson's birthday party on Sunday. It's difficult to believe that he'll be one on Monday. (Insert usual observations about time flying here...)

Finally, here's one of the other photos I took today. It was initially supposed to be for the "minimalist" theme, but I didn't feel it was minimalist enough. However, I think it's pretty, so I uploaded it anyway.

Have a good weekend! I'll try and post more about my new exercise philosophy on Monday.

Small blue vase

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fjm From: fjm Date: September 9th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 9th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I never think of myself as the kind of person who gets a first, so it's taken a while to get used to it. :)
brownnicky From: brownnicky Date: September 9th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on your first! Wow!!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 9th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It took a while to sink in.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: September 9th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratters!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 9th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It took a while to get used to the idea that after all the floundering around I did with the dissertation, it had all actually come together.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: September 9th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's excellent news! Congratulations on your first and I hope you enjoy the ceremony as well. :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 9th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Caerleon normally manages to pull a nice sunny day out of the hat specially for the graduation, but the forecast doesn't look good at the moment. :( But despite that, I'm sure it will be enjoyable.
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: September 9th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! I love the minimalist photos, too. :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 9th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'd been hoping to take something large scale, but the tail end of hurricane Irene meant that even when the weather wasn't wet and blustery, it was grey and overcast, so I had to resort to things around the home.
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: September 10th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!

Edited at 2011-09-11 03:27 pm (UTC)
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: September 10th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!

Edited at 2011-09-11 03:27 pm (UTC)
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: September 10th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
How splendid! Sincere congratulations!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!

Oh, and coming home this morning, we were listening to the Archers in the car and I heard them mention Lampeter, but I still don't know what it was about because at that point we lost reception as we entered a deep valley and an Irish radio station broke into the broadcast!
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: September 11th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol! While listening to the omnibus myself, I got distracted at the same point! 'Tis a mystery then & we shall probably never know the answer!
la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: September 10th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Many, many congratulations!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: September 10th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
An excellent achievement, well done!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!
coth From: coth Date: September 10th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I liked the photo first. Then I realised you were due congratulations!

Congratulations!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable and I didn't fall on my face crossing the stage or do anything else to embarrass myself. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!
sophielandon From: sophielandon Date: September 10th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hearty conga-rats!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 11th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The day was very enjoyable. Caerleon even managed to work its magic yet again and though it was never quite sunny, it didn't rain!
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: September 14th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done! Many congratulations!!
hunningham From: hunningham Date: September 15th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Just a quick flyby comment to say I love the photograph - it's beautiful.
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