Saturday, 27 July 2013

Let's sit and have a cup of tea

Actually I'm going to offer you something a bit more celebratory today.  There's a nice bottle of prosecco chilling in the fridge; let's get some glasses and relax in the sunshine.
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I hope I don't bore you with details of my son's graduation which was yesterday.  He graduated from Sheffield two years ago with a BSc degree in Politics and last year he took a Masters in African Politics at SOAS* in London.  I'll be reminiscing about this time last year when he was spending over a month in Tanzania, doing research for his final dissertation and helping by volunteering at a primary school in Arusha.  Waking each morning to the view of Kilamanjaro in the distance.  We'll 'clink' our glasses together and say 'cheers' and before we know it, those glasses will be empty and I'll be pouring a second. I'm still in the process of uploading the photos from our day but I'm such a proud mum I do need to show you this
It was such a lovely ceremony - and I feel sure a full blog post will soon follow very soon {probably tomorrow}!  Not to mention a layout or two ☺ 
 
*SOAS is the School of Oriental and African studies and is part of the University of London.

Being a true Brit I'll be commenting on the glorious weather we've been enjoying and wondering how much longer it will last.  I'll tell you how relieved I am that the school summer holidays are finally here and how little I have planned for the next 5 weeks except for one week's holiday in Ibiza.  I'll be asking you what plans you have for the summer.
 
Talk will naturally move onto the birth of the Royal baby.  The Prince of Cambridge - a city just 30 miles up the motorway!  We'll probably discuss the choice of name and  I will tell you how I smiled when I read a suggestion that they may take a name from his father's family and one from his mothers and we could end up with Prince George Michael. Well, that was half right!
We'll probably use the excuse of 'wetting the baby's head' to pour one last glass of prosecco - the bottle will be empty and I'll offer you a cup of coffee before you head on over to Abi's blog to see who else is joining in this month.
Thanks for popping in! 

13 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Cheers! What a happy occasion (for you boy, as well as the new one in the Palace). I enjoyed sharing the prosecco.
Rinda

Jo.C said...

Cheers, enjoy your summer. Great photo, love how he kept his shades on :0)

Denise said...

Cheers to you all- a very proud moment for you all - I remember coming to visit you in hospital when he was born,where has that time gone?! Congrats to Jon xxx

Alison said...

You deserve your 'proud mum' moment....thanks for the catchup!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a day for pride,Deb....and here's hoping this wonderful weather continues.

Abi said...

Lovely photo Deb. That sounds like such an interesting degree. I laughed at the George Michael reference. I hadn't thought of that! Thank you so much for joining me for tea this month, or bubbly as the case may be!

Ginger said...

What an accomplishment for your son and exciting career opportunities!

thanks for the prosecco!

Miss Smith said...

What a lovely family occasion, I hope you enjoyed it! And I wish you a very relaxing and enjoyable summer - it's nice to look forward to some free days! Cheers :D

Amy said...

Well, I'd arrive at the door, a little late but not empty handed ... there's another bottle for the fridge, there's lots to celebrate over here this week!

Congratulations to your son - a great achievement!

Karen said...

Congratulations to Jon and as you know I don't usually drink but will make an exception this time. Cheers!

Miriam said...

Many congratulations to your son! what a wonderful achievement. Cheers to you Deb, a proud mum, deservedly so. The chilled prosecco in the sun was perfect.

Sinead said...

I'm a little late to the party as I'm just catching up on blog posts after a holiday in fabulous Italy...hence a glass of Prosecco would be particularly lovely! Massive congratulations to your son on his graduation :D xx

boysmum2 said...

Oh you are one proud mumma and congrats to your whole family, beautiful family picture