- What a lovely day it was last Friday – smashing day for going to a daughter's graduation ceremony!
- Lunch with my lovely pal hi-tech Lee Hohbein and hooking up with brother number two
- And a little funny for you!
End of an era
Well Lolly finally graduated – she got a BA in Commercial Music. And the ceremony in Bath was a grand affair in a big marquee – so big you could hardly see the people on the stage from the back!
An hour and a half later, we were outside, in the cool, having watched a whole host of undergrads become grads, all bedecked in their traditional robes and all looking rather pleased with themselves. As they should be! Now I never ever went to my graduation ceremony – no pic of me in robes exists – I was very anti-conventional in those days. But as a mum I can't tell you how proud I am of seeing my kids both get their degrees.
Brad's using his – he works in construction. But Lauren's commercial music degree may prove a bit more problematical. Anyone know a music publishers that needs a receptionist? Or a recording studio that might want a girl Friday? Seriously, it'd be lovely if she did end up using her degree, but to be honest, as long as she's happy that's the main thing.
Lauren's about to start a little job as a hotel receptionist and stay in Bath house-sharing with some of her former housemates 'cos she loves the place so much, including her boyfriend Nick. So I really will be an empty nester proper! Time to have a clear out methinks! Anyone want her dwarf hamster? It seems to have been forgotten about in my back room! lol
The other major part of the day was having my lovely Rocker Nigel with me to share events – including meeting Brad for the first time – they got on famously – and seeing my ex-husband, the kids' dad Tony, and his third wife Nicky. We all had a very amicable lunch, and then Tony left and I took us to play crazy golf in Victoria Park – wonderful little course – some clever holes, and lots of fun!
And then I bid goodbye to my lovely girl, who's just beginning a brand new journey, at the end of an era for both of us. And the start of a wonderful new one. Bit of the unknown – for both of us, actually, given the watershed I'm kind of at too! Exciting tho'. Did you do anything when yours left home? One thing I do a lot more of is socialise!
Lunches lunches lunches!
So this week I also went to late lunch with my pal Lee Hohbein – our fabulous hi-tech guest. We have tons of giggles on air, (see below) and I always really enjoy being on a show with Lee. In fact, here's a little funny from on air last weekend, which I thought might make you smile!
Bad impression I know, and I can't tell jokes for toffee! But having just watched a Tommy Cooper tribute show, I couldn't resist!
He's always sending us text jokes that are doing the rounds, but most are too rude to repeat!! Lol. I did manage to procure myself my usual three drinks scenario tho' – not deliberately this time! But having accumulated them I certainly did my best to drink them! It was a lovely picturesque location, down by the Thames at The Weir, near Sunbury, and the weather made it extra special and nice!
Anyway, that's it for another week. Next week, look out for a very special stand-in blogger, during my week away – Nige and I are having a 'staycation' – at mine – till Wednesday – so do come back to find out more!
Best wishes to all
P.S. Very exciting news about a top author coming to QVC – my interview with him will be at the end of September – will keep you informed as soon as I'm allowed to talk about it!!
P.P.S. Hi all, in case you were wondering, Debbie's weblady Sally does exist – it's me! But I promise you all I do is the techie bit of formating and publishing these posts - all the rest is Deb's own handiwork. And no, I don't know where she finds the time either!