Monday, 15 December 2014

Emilja's Graduation

This last week has been quite hectic since we returned to the UK
Emilja's Graduation preparations dominate our movements and we are very pleased when we visit Mum to find her looking better than we last saw her in August, a good omen

So the day comes…..


Emilja manages to secure additional tickets for family members and we all RV at Nottingham University


When we arrive there are hoards of Graduates emerging from the graduation hall having been part of the morning ceremony


There she is, fourth from bottom


Expectant Mum & Grandma


Grandad, Dad, Brother & Stepdad….


Nina in proud mode...


Emilja & Greg


My personal favourite…



Two big screens to catch all the presentations, we had third row seats...



Graduants at the back await their turn



Expectant relatives….



Some ceremonial necessities…



And its off we go...


Greg receives his certificate


Then the big moment..


Emilja & Anna


Very, very proud Mum




Martyn up to no good...



Emilja & proud Dad



She just couldn't help herself


The real thing...


That essential document...



'Wanted Poster' subject matter...



Afterwards we all troop off for her celebration meal at the Peacock Inn in Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire
Here our qualified Social Worker shows off her gifted bracelet


And cake...



I love this one

Emilja……You have done us proud
You are a shining light and deserve the very best of life
Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!