Sunday 28 June 2015

Sunshine, Strawberries and Lots of Smiles

What a joy to be able to share important milestones in your children's lives.  Friday was Eve's graduation from Cambridge University.  The sun shone, the drinks flowed and the day was more magical than I ever imagined it would be.  It seems such a short time since Grace's graduation.  And here we were doing it all again.

First there was a group photo of all the graduates in the college.

Then a procession through the streets of Cambridge to the Senate House.  We even went through the shopping mall where the shoppers stood and applauded the students as they went through - my eyes were welling up at this point.

With the Master, Dame Fiona Reynolds

After the ceremony (no photos allowed), which was conducted in Latin and involved holding fingers and kneeling before the master of the college, we returned to college where we celebrated with glasses of prosecco, a delicious buffet and strawberries and cream.  And more photo opportunities.

The history graduates

The Master of Eve's college is Dame Fiona Reynolds, the former Director General of the National Trust.  She is such a lovely woman, warm and friendly.  She made an effort to sit and chat to all the families.

The history graduates with the Master and tutors

I took so many photos of the day, well over three hundred, and it will be wonderful to look back over them all in years to come.

I apologise for the number of photos, but it was a fabulous day and I'm so proud of both my girls and all they have achieved.


  1. Looks like a great day and well done to your daughter. It is such a proud moment when they graduate, well worth all the expense and stress.

  2. What fab photos - my nephew graduated from Cambridge a couple of years ago - did you have lunch under the cloisters too?
    You must be very proud - uni goes so quickly doesn't it!

  3. Congratulations on the graduation. I'm happy for you and your family. Have a nice week. Tina

  4. Congratulations, to your beautiful daughter a great achievement.

  5. What an amazing celebration, congrats to your wonderfully smart and beautiful daughter and to you too.

  6. What a wonderful day. You must be so proud of both your girls.

  7. Congratulations. To graduate from Cambridge! What an accomplishment. What a wonderful day.

  8. Congratulations to Eve!!! Of course not too many pictures for such a great occasion!!! I hope that whatever the future brings for her it is wonderful! xx

  9. Congratulations to your daughter she's a very pretty girl you must be so proud graduating from Cambridge is no mean feat even getting into Cambridge is an honour you must be so proud. Such lovely photos to look back on. My son is there doing a PhD in Law at the moment I'm hoping he will be successful too but he is finding it a challenge he still has another year to go. Have a great week. :)


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