Thursday, 17 July 2014

I've officially graduated!
Shaken hands with the chancellor, been handed my certificate, wore the robes and everything. It's a pretty busy day considering you're only on the stage for all of 20 seconds, but what a day to remember! My Mum managed to snap a fair few photos of the day (easy to see where I get my snap-happy tendencies from...) and I'd love to share them with you. It was a jolly occasion for sure. 
I began my day by collecting my robes and then snapchatting grad robe related jokes to everyone. I think I was just a little bit giddy. But as you can see, such a glorious robe and hood lends itself to all sorts of lols.
Also could've been mistaken for a graduate from Slytherin house.

Then I was showered with graduation flowers - lucky me! A beautiful bunch from J.

And a darling bunch of Sweet Peas from my Mum. They're so incredibly fragrant and are still perfuming my flat and brightening my day.

Then once my family + J were suited and booted we headed down to the ceremony in glorious sunshine. I sat amongst giggly graduands waiting for my name to be called.
Then my moment had come! I received my degree in English and didn't trip. Hurrah!

Looking chuffed, feeling chuffed!

An hour and a half and a bajillion fellow graduates later, and we were done and filing out! I look particularly excited but appears my attitude wasn't contagious for the boy on my right. Cheer up pal, you've just got a degree!

And look who else made it across the stage trip-free and looking dapper...

Hey there J!

Clever little chappo!

We flooded out into the courtyard and Mum spotted a golden photo opportunity by climbing up the fire escape. She's got dedication to the cause.

Best waves people! 

Then we hopped back to my flat and had a few photos in the grounds. One grownup one...

And one dementor one.
The Harry Potter opportunities are endless. 

Jumping for joy - we've graduated!

All smiles with Josie.

Then we cracked out our best dance moves to celebrate.
Strong, aren't they?

With my fantastic parents. Thanks for everything, guys!

 My supports in every way and my best pals.

And here are a couple of my favourite family shots. Josie jumps and dwarfs us all, whilst giving herself a spectacular beard. You go - Jo!

And one of my favourite photos, ever! All smiles.

After we finished with the photo session, we kicked off our shoes, shrugged off our suit jackets and robes and changed into shorts and tshirts to enjoy the sun. Dad popped open the champers and we celebrated picnic style.  

I mean who wants to sit inside when you can sprawl out on the grass with your best friends and a veritable feast! 

Glasses were raised every which way.

And we tucked in to one of the happiest meals I've had!

The rest of the day was passed in chatter and laughter. The perfect way to celebrate 3 years at Loughborough University, Josie getting into the netball England A team (SUPER STAR!!) and my parents being the bomb diggity.


  1. Super proud of you and what a lovely post to celebrate a wonderful day and your very wonderful achievements. xx

    1. Thank you for making it special xxx

  2. Congratulations on graduating Lottie! I had my ceremony 3 weeks ago :) Doesn't it feel so amazing the moment you've received your certificate? Although I was praying so hard that I wouldn't trip over my gown! Oh and I couldn't resist the Dementor pictures either...all the best people think immediately of Harry Potter when they get to wear those hoods ;)

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure


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