Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Farewell to Sheffield

Yesterday was our son's graduation and how we enjoyed being proud parents
And so he went from Graduand to Graduate
We had a really lovely day, and despite dreadful weather forecasts, the sun shone and the weather was warm.  A lovely day all round.  And so it marked the end of seven years of the 150 mile trek up the A1 to Sheffield - our daughter went to university there too and no sooner had she graduated than her brother started his degree course.  The end of a big chapter in our family lives.
You would think that after 6 years at primary school, and 7 at secondary school, then 3 at university - he may have had enough of being in education.  But no, he is in the process of signing up for his Masters degree in African Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies which is part of the University of London.  At least that is a little closer to home!
I think it's somewhat inevitable that you are going to be seeing a few more of these photos in scrapbook pages to come.

8 comments:

Sian said...

I'm doing a catch up this morning. What proud parents you look! He looks so smart in his gown - and now it sounds like he has given you the chance to dress up and do it all over again. Best wishes for the future studying.

Lynn said...

Congratulations to you all - you must be so proud.

Cheri said...

Congrats to your son. Sarah is headed into her Senior year and whether she can get a job after graduation in this pitiful economy may dictate what she does come next fall.

Alison said...

Glad the Graduation went well..looking forward to seeing the LO
Alison xx

Karen said...

Congratulations and so glad you had such a lovely dayxxx

alexa said...

Many congratulations to you all! A great achievement (and more to come). Glad you had such a nice day.

Robyn said...

congrats, Deb! That's great!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats Deb! When we were in Cambridge, there were many proud parents going round with their graduates in their robes - such a special time!
Rinda (who's just now catching up on blog reading)