23/10/2010

Proud Mum - only just!

M25- When it's good it's good but today it was BAD - probably the worst journey we have ever had down to Chichester.There was queue after queue after queue- we got to a point where we thought we were not going to get there even half way through the ceremony...anyway,we managed to do a journey that normally takes us 2 hours and fifteen minutes in three and three quarter hours.It rained so hard it was hard to see where I was going.Eventually we actually made it and were only five minutes late..thankfully we only missed the first few moments of the opening speech.
Looking at him in his robe and mortar board was one of those 'mum' moments when you remember them as tiny boys and the plays they did when they were little at school and all those times when they were in the school sports ....
After the ceremony and photographs we went for a nice meal with his girlfriend and as luck would have it,over dinner,Alex's girlfriend mentioned there was a 'Cath Kidston' shop in town- so we just had to go and have a wee look.
A new purse and phone cover later we were on our way home !
Apart from the rotten traffic holdups there and back it was a lovely day .

5 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, your son looks so handsome! Congratulations, you must be bursting with pride. Glad you are home safe from your travels. Show us what you bought!

scrappyjacky said...

A real proud mum moment.

debs14 said...

Look at him all grown up! You must be so proud of him. Can imagine the stress of that journey though and worrying about whether or not you would get there in time. You definitely needed a bit of retail therapy to help you recover ;-)

Sian said...

I'm so glad you made it - the stress must have been horrible, bet you felt like crying. Actually, I'm sure you felt like crying when you saw him walk across that stage too. Congratulations!

humel said...

So sorry to hear about your stressful journey, that must have been horrible - but the ceremony must have more than made up for it, right? And a Cath Kidston shop would have been the cherry on the icing on the cake!! Glad it was such a good day xx