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Monday, 22 August 2016

Memorandum Monday: Journeys

Monday is here again and it's a big hi to Sian and all the other Monday bloggers. It's time to think about what's new around here or what we have learnt over the weekend. I am stretching the weekend back to Thursday which for our family and for many families around the country was a landmark day. Our youngest received her A Levels results at the crack of dawn. The email arrived at 6am and despite her achieving in my opinion great results there followed two hours of tears, worry and anxiety until UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) reopened its website. This soon changed to jubilation when she then discovered that her first choice university had accepted her.


So off she will go on her new journey in life along with all her friends who also have their preferred choice. Good luck to them all.
Talking of journeys, we have a family tradition of following any family member who is traveling with a map on the kitchen wall. I have used the most recent pinned journey and some of the photos younger daughter sent us of her trip around Europe to fulfill another item for the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, No 16 A map showing a trip taken during the time period. 


So whose journey will be on the kitchen wall next? Well the news here is that it's likely to be the farmer and I off next! Not quite yet but I have something to plan as the nights draw in and to keep my mind off our little girl settling into university. So what guide books have I got out?


So watch out Auntie Vicky. It looks like we will be coming your way. I have only waited more than 35 years for this!


  1. Sorry to hear about the anxious morning but so great that she has her place at Uni! A big change for you all but it sounds as if you will indeed have something to take your mind off it! Very exciting!

  2. congratulations on her Uni place. i love your marked map tradition. Exciting plans for a NZ trip - a fabulous place to visit

  3. Congratulations to your youngest daughter, both on her exams results and on acceptance to her first choice uni. New Zealand ...... now that sounds really exciting. My sister and BIL went three years ago and absolutely loved it.

  4. Hurray! Congratulations to her :)

    New Zealnd? Wow..that's quite an adventure. And so many photo opportunities!

  5. Congratulations to your daughter on getting into the university of her choice. I think the map of family travel on the frig is a neat idea. Now who at home will plot out your trip? New Zealand & all its Hobbit holes; oh lucky you.

  6. Congrats to your daughter! The system is so different in England but the anxiety is the same! Getting into your first choice is always cause for celebration. As is a trip to New Zealand. Can't wait to see the photos from that trip. :-)

  7. I am catching up with reading blog posts as you mentioned the big trip in your Monday post. Well done to your daughter for getting the university place of her choice. I will look forward to reading all about your plans for your big holiday!