Yesterday I graduated from the University of Manchester with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in English Literature. After a 5.30am start and four hour drive to Manchester in my parent's rather decrepit VW campervan, the ceremony itself felt like a whirlwind of butterflies, nausea and incorrect robe wearing and was over in, what felt like, minutes.
I really loved the robes and felt very sad when I had to give them back.
My parent's, sister Cassandra and I.
How adorable were these little graduation cakes complete with icing scrolls and, on the chocolate version, mortar boards!
I wish everyone on my course the best of luck in their futures and every success and happiness.
After the ceremony and reception, Jian Wei and I got the train from Manchester to London (£45 each for a single ticket WITH a student railcard and NO SEAT until Milton Keynes... daylight robbery without precedent.) and spent the night at our new place. Jian Wei has just gone to pick up his younger sister Maisy who will be spending the night with us before we leave for Malaysia tomorrow morning! It may get very quiet around here but I promise you one thousand photographs when I get back. Be prepared for palm trees, orangutans and retro swimwear.