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!