Salted caramel and chocolate tart for pudding – mmmmm.
And just before we left they gave me the sweetest graduation sweet plate! It was a really lovely touch that I won’t forget.
The next morning we headed up to campus, all dressed up, and I went to find my robes. Hot. Oh so hot.
I took far too may photographs with some of the best friends I’ve ever had and just enjoyed my time before the ceremony with family and friends.
And all too soon it was time to go into the hall itself! (Yes, all I was thinking was “oh God Lauren, just don’t trip”)
Floella gave her opening remarks (would you actually believe she’s 66? Just look at that dress – she looked amazing!)
Exeter is a little special when it comes to graduation ceremonies as Floella hugs each and every graduate and gives them a special comment in their ear – a piece of life advice that’s meant to help us in the future. It really was such a touching ceremony.
You’ll be glad to know that I didn’t trip!
After the ceremony all the new graduates process out onto the piazza for a class photograph! Despite Andy being very tall, we still didn’t manage to get a clean shot where there aren’t any cameras in the way!
And as is tradition, all threw our hats in the air!
Though Mihiqua and I still wanted to do a little more hat throwing..!
The best bit about the reception is that all your friends come up and join you for some champagne and cupcakes (all unlimited and provided by the university) and celebrate with you. It was so great to see Becca after a year of not seeing her – despite the fact that we talk every single day!
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