Teenage kicks!


Bex and girlfriends Hello!

I've just realised I've been so busy I haven't kept my promise to let you in on the news about Rebecca's A level results.

Exam euphoria!

You may have heard me say on air that YES!!! She got three A grades which was more than enough to secure her place of choice to read medicine at University College in London.

She was so happy, and the majority of her friends are pleased with a good second option if not their first choice of course or university.

That was good, as to celebrate Rebecca's birthday we were host to about 80 18-year-olds in our garden the evening of results day. They were all surprisingly well-behaved and we had a great time!

Kathy and Billy's cup cakes Bex on the bucking bronco Cowboys, cowgirls, squaws and Indians

The theme was the Wild West and there were some great costumes, and a mechanical bull in the back garden which was the cause of much hilarity and amusement. (And no, you can't see a picture of me on it – here's one of Bex instead!).

Billy dressed up as Head Honcho, the local Mexican, and helped me bake and ice what seemed like 100s of cup cakes to eat after the barbeque. It was a good evening and one of the final gatherings for all Rebecca's mates from school before they head off in different directions.

Good luck to your teenagers

We were fortunate that both our examsters did well – Charlie had an excellent set of GCSE grades too – but it wasn't an easy time as we got closer to results day.

I hope your teenagers received grades that they were happy with and which allow them to do what they were hoping to do. And whatever their grades were, I wish them the best of luck for the future.

Take care,



  1. Helen Dacey September 7, 2009 at 1:17 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy Congratulations on you daughters exam success. My daughter also received great A level results, 3 merits in fine art and she is off to Cardiff University on 11 Sept to start her studies of becoming an art teacher. We will miss her very much.

  2. Kathy Tayler September 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm -  Reply

    i Helen.
    It’s hard when they grow up and move away – Bex is in Peru at the moment as she doesn’t start uni until the end of the month, and I really miss her. But aren’t we proud of our children?! Your daughter did really well – good luck to her at Cardiff, and to you coping with a quieter house and fewer mouths to feed!
    Take care

  3. Sue B September 21, 2009 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    I’m so glad for your daughter Kathy! I sent you a message of encouragement earlier in the year saying my daughter got 3 A’s last year-she is in her second year of an English and Spanish Law degree now and loving every second of it-I am sure Rebecca will have a wonderful time at Medical school and I wish her every success!

  4. Sally Mayne October 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm -  Reply

    Only Just read this many congratulations to your children on their results. Bet you dont remember me though.
    Sally Mayne(nee Storey)

  5. kathy tayler November 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sally!
    Of course I remember you!! How are you?? It’s strange because people who I used to know can find out lots about me, but I have no idea what you’re doing at all. You can email me on kathy_tayler@qvc.com I’ll try to answer quickly, but please be patient – things are really busy atm.
    Love to hear from you…!
    Kathy x

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