Saturday, 21 September 2013

My Graduation

Apart from my wedding day and the birth of my two children, yesterday was undoubtedly the proudest day of my life. From start to finish I had THE most wonderful day. It was held at the Barbican Theatre in the City of London and I couldn't have been more pleased that this was my venue.




I treasured my family being there with me


to share my special day


Son Jonathan


Daughter Emma


and hubby John



The weather couldn't have been better, the sun shone all day



After the ceremony the respective partners joined us for a surprise visit to Claridges in the West End for cocktails










before dining at  







A fabulous day with some wonderful memories.

Bye for now and have a great weekend
x






38 comments:

  1. WOW!! What a day!! Many HUGE congratulations on such a wonderful achievement! It looks as though a thoroughly fabulous graduation day was had and rightly so! Well done to you! BH xxx

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS.

    You have worked so very hard for this day... You have achieved your dream.
    So pleased the day was sunny, and that your family were with you to celebrate.
    you look so so radiant and happy Patricia..
    well done.
    big big hugs.. your friend val x x x

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  3. Looks very nice and well done again. My graduation was on a very cold, windy but sunny day in November. Luckily for us, we didn't have to walk through the streets!

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  4. What a fabulous day, Patricia - a day you will always remember:)

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  5. Well done on such an achievement. You certainly made your family very proud of you and such a lovely place to celebrate.
    Love to know what you gained your degree on!!......xx

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  6. Wonderful, Patricia. Such a great achievement deserves to be parked in a very special way. Family, sunshine, Claridges and The Ivy - yep, they'll do it. :-)

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  7. You look wonderful - and so happy - and so you should be.

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  8. Thrilled to bits for you Patricia, congratulations. I bet your family are so proud of you. (And you look lovely too!) Lx

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  9. What a star you are!! Many many congratulations, you obviously worked hard (my brain seems to be unable to retain much new information so hats off to you!). What a fabulous way to celebrate too.

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  10. Congratulations! And what a wonderful way to celebrate:)

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  11. Wonderful, wonderful, I am so pleased for you - a big congratulations Patricia. Claridge's and then THE IVY doesn't get much better than that - what a very memorable day.

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  12. Congratulations it looks like you had a wonderful day.

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  13. It sounds like a wonderful day. Congratulations :)

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  14. Congratulations Patricia, your family must have been so proud of you, and it must have been so lovely to share such a special day with you.
    Sarah x

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  15. How truly fabulous! And well-deserved. Congrats again,
    xx

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  16. Hi Patricia, I am so happy for you and so proud of you. i must say you look absolutely beautiful :)
    Congratulations.
    All my love, Connie :)

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  17. You are amazing!!!Congratulations! I know the time you have put into earning your degree, you deserved a wonderful day and you look gorgeous! I love that dress!!
    Tammy x

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  18. You are amazing!!!Congratulations! I know the time you have put into earning your degree, you deserved a wonderful day and you look gorgeous! I love that dress!!
    Tammy x

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  19. Congratulations Patricia, on your very special graduation day! You look amazing, so happy, and the family are so proud of you. Celebrating at Claridges, and The Ivy - wonderful, and your dress is beautiful and very chic. You will never regret studying for your degree later in life - it is the best thing I've ever done too (apart from wedding and birth of children). Six years since my graduation, and I am still proud of myself too. xx

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  20. Congratulations, what a wonderful day. I bet your family were very proud! xx

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  21. Congratulations Patricia, what a wonderful day this must have been.I enjoyed your photos lovely...
    Hugs
    Erna x

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  22. Congratulations Patricia.. sounds like a fantastic day. Lovely photos.
    Julie x

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  23. Patricia, you made it! Hurray!!! Congratulations! I see your son and daughter are proud of you and your husband thinks: now you will pay more attention him (kidding!) Hugs!

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  24. Congratulations - what an wonderful day! Jx

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  25. Congratulation Patricia! What a wonderful venue for your degree ceremony and celebrating afterwards at Claridge's and the Ivy must have been dreamy. You deserved that special day after all the hard work you put in and your family must be very proud.

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  26. Well done and congratulations ,you look glowing with happiness in the photos! x

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  27. Hi again, just to let you know where I got my little pumpkins from is called country baskets - their online address details are here: http://www.countrybaskets.co.uk/products/occasions/halloween/931543/pumpkin_pick_set_of_8_pieces/ hope you manage to get some, I got the last ones in the shop, but they're showing in stock online
    BH x

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  28. Congratulations Patricia! What a wonderful achievement. Have loved reading your posts and seeing a glimpse of your garden and local walks. I love Leigh, your photos made me want to visit soon!

    I was looking for an email address to contact you as I wanted to send you an invite but as I couldn't find one please excuse me using this space.
    Basically I am starting an on line course on Oct 1st and it may not be something that interests you, but if it is, I would love you to join me. Details are here:
    http://itchifingers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-artist-way-free-online-course.html
    If you want more info please let me know.
    Again, congratulations on your achievement, it looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating. Good for you!!

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  29. Congratulations Patricia on your graduation and what better way to celebrate than with your husband and children.

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  30. Congratulations! You deserve every special moment of that day. x

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  31. Wow what a wonderful day you had, many congratulations to you!

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  32. Well done you - what a day too. You certainly celebrated in style. Congratulations xxxx

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  33. I am just catching up on blog posts after returning from the UK. A big congratulations to you! Well done! It is a huge accomplishment, and I am glad your graduation day was such a success. :-)

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  34. Congratulations Patricia! What a wonderful time you had. So well deserved after all of your hard work. You look lovely and very happy.

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  35. What a Fabulous day- Many, many congratulations.

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  36. Well done Patricia You And your family must be so proud and what a lovely day you had. You've got me thinking maybe I should think about a degree course. Have a good weekend. x

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  37. Oh Patricia...huge congratulations on your graduation. You look beautifully happy as you well should be after all your hard work. Have you special plans for work after achieving your degree?

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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