It’s amazing, but another full week has passed by!! Where does the time go?…& I’ve not even been on-line every day, so I can’t blame the internet for once!!!
I have so much to share with you from the past week, but today I have to focus on the amazing day we had yesterday!! It was of course…Hubby’s Graduation Ceremony!!
Now I know I’ve already said how proud of him we all are, but I have to say it again!! When he walked up to us in his cap & gown, it sort of polarised the appreciation of his hard work & dedication over the last three years…can’t you just see how he was enjoying his day…it’s written all over his face!!
Before the ceremony, we all gathered in the square outside of the venue in Bedford…the sun was shining & everyone there was either sporting a cap & gown or in thier ‘Sunday Best’!!
One elderly lady…a complete stranger…came up to Lee to tell him how wonderful it was to see a ‘Mature Graduate’ & heartily congratulated him…we guess she was probably a retired teacher…but how sweet to take the time to speak to him. He didn’t stop beaming all day!!!
I felt he looked very smart in his cap & gown, but he now has a new nickname…Mr Chips!!! Don’t you think he looks like Martin Clunes when he played the role in the 2002 remake of the classic 1939 movie ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’…..
Of course Mum-In-Law Pat enjoyed every moment too…
…& I did step out from behind my camera to get into the picture as well, for posterity…
…but under much protest, I hasten to add!!
The ceremony itself was very grand…lots very theatrical robes in the procession & lots of ‘academic speak’…
I learned a new word…’Graduand’…it kept coming up in the speeches & I thought at first it was ‘Graduate’ being pronounced softly, but when all four speakers used the same pronunciation, I realised it was something I needed to look up….& here’s what I found…
“Graduand refers to the status of an undergraduate or graduate student in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United States of America, or the West Indies who has finished his or her studies at university, but not yet graduated in a formal ceremony.
After the ceremony, the graduand becomes a graduate.”
…Can you tell I was a ‘Tech’ College girl?!!!!
Thanks for stopping by & allowing me to ‘show off’ off my Hubby’s big day!!
Fingers crossed that this time next year I’ll be doing the very same thing again for his ‘Masters'… ; )