Today, it's drizzled almost non-stop all day and the predominant colour is grey. I haven't even been out for a walk as domestic bits kept me occupied and dreadful weather didn't encourage me out. Did have a trip to the supermarket with my daughter so good to have her company.
Now - yesterday!!
Many year's ago I worked for, what was then, Kingston Polytechnic; it's now grown up and has been Kingston University for some time now. In the early days of my employment with them, my department had a part in the annual Graduation ceremonies. There were quite a few of these and each "School" (as it then was) had their own. These used to take place in the "Main Hall" of the Penrhyn Road Campus - this being the biggest at the time I was there.
With it's elevation to University status, Faculties were introduced and the nature of the organisation changed. It is now an exceedingly large one and the number of courses, at all levels, has increased dramatically and subsequently, so has the number of students passing through its portals. The majority of these students leave with their relevant academic achievements in the form of a degree, diploma, etc. etc.
I left there in 1988 and have had not real connection with it since then; until three year's ago that is. A tenuous connection, as it was my daughter who went to Uni, embarking on a course of Midwifery as a mature student.
In September 2008 she obtained her midwifery qualification.
And yesterday -
I sat, with my grandson, in the audience at the Royal Festival Hall, while we watched my daughter walk across the stage (on exceedingly and ridiculously high heeled shoes) to be congratulated by the Principal and the Vice President of Kingston University in acknowledgement of receiving her Diploma in Midwifery and to be applauded by a very impressed son and a very very proud Mum!
So many many congratulations to you me dear; very well deserved after all the hard work over the last three years! And what a great and memorable day it was :D
(and even greater congratulations for NOT falling of your shoes :D)
and now - the thesis...............