Graduation Surprise

25 July 2009

Me and a couple of my friends returned to uni for our friend Elin's graduation as a surprise! Our favourite, eccentric art history tutor (who worships Michelangelo) let us hide in the seminar room, known as the 'photograph room' because it stores hundreds of old photos which are not used anymore since slides and PowerPoint presentations are far easier to use in lectures.
We all had to be very quiet!
I baked my cupcakes and one of the girls bought her the funniest chocolate ever, they were asparagus shaped filled with praline! Yup, that's right! My dear old art history lecturer told Elin he had something to show her and led her into the photograph room, only for us to shout, SURPRISE! There were quite a few tears of joy from our lovely friend!It was such a great surprise for Elin (Centre, Red hair) as Claire (blonde hair just behind her) had only returned from her year long placement teaching in China the day before! Here is a lovely photo of us all together!
In case you were wondering...this is what I was wearing...
Blazer (Zara) Vest and Skirt (Oasis) Necklace (Bexylady)

Graduation was a real milestone for Elin as she suffers from a chronic illness which has meant that the average 3 year course at University has turned into a long, drawn out 10 years. However through all the obstacles that have been thrown in her path, she has truely, battled her way through and managed to finally graduate. Not just with any old degree mind, she was awarded the highest degree possible, a 'first class' Bachelor of Arts in History of Art. She is definitely a testament to the fact that if you want something bad enough then you WILL get it. I am so proud of her, she is such an amazing person who has been able to achieve something she thought was impossible. And you know what? She's going back to study for her Masters degree! I am in complete awe!

I can't wait to see her around campus next year as I have been officially accepted for my Masters (Msc) in Marketing too! Yay.

34 comments:

  1. hear hear! lovely post Winn! and nice to see the commedy 'shush' photo coming in handy..... love x

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  2. Lovely photos - lovely Winnie. :-)

    XoXo

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  3. Great photos and post and congratulations to both of you!!

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  4. OMG you are taking masters in marketing! Congrats!

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  5. I love Michelangelo too, I should talk to the tutor! hahaha... and also wow you guys have a room full of photos, I should live there!!!...

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  6. Sounds like it was a really great surprise! And congrats on being accepted for your masters!

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  7. hihi yea sorry.. we decided to do it in swedish :P ^^
    u seem to have had a nice time ! Great! and Elin, that sound very swedish btw :P

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  8. Wow, congrats to you! After starting work, I totally give up on going back to studying anymore:P

    Oh love the blazer you had on!

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  9. What a fun post! The pictures are adorable, as are the cupcakes and asparagus-chocolates! Love your blazer, too. Also, congrats on being accepted into the Masters program!

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  10. This is such a cute post! I always liked going back to school or Uni to see past teachers and all. =)

    Yes, you're right, it's always such a great feeling to take things from the UK to my family at home! They're always very excited about it as well!

    Do you go to Hong Kong often? I'd really like to visit that city. How is it?

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  11. What a great surprise. I'm sure your friend was really happy.

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  12. yayyy congrats to Elin. and you!

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  13. That was so nice of you all to surprise her like that. I'm proud of her too. I'm sure it was the great friendship that all of you have with her, that really helped to get her through this. Very inspiring post.

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  14. That is so awesome! Congrats to both of you! yay! The cupcake and the asparagus chocolate is funny and cute! :)

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  15. Looks like a wonderful surprise party. Congrats on starting your Masters!

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  16. what a lovely surprise, and such an inspiring story! congrats to both of you and good luck with your masters!

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  17. what a brilliant surprise!!!
    Congrats on being accepted for your masters! enjoy!!!! x

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  18. What a wonderful surprise! Congrats on getting your master's!! It will be a wild ride but totally worth it!
    Cheers
    C

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  19. That sounds like a marvelous surprise! The chocolates look sooo intriguing--it might be hard to eat them with the way they look...

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  20. oh what a wonderful story, darling!
    congrats to Elin!
    have a lovely week, xoxo

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  21. That's so sweet of all of you to surprise her like that! Congrats to her and to you!

    I love how your top so perfectly matches your skirt.

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  22. What a fun time! I love the cupcakes! That's adorable the first pic.

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  23. I love the party cupcakes you made. You look great too.

    Congrads on being accepted!

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  24. Wow -- ten years! Congratulations to her!!!

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  25. Aww congrats! This looks like alot of fun too, and you look amazing.

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  26. wow, nice pics. and good luck for your master study

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  27. oh what a lovely day - looks like she has some good friends :)

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  28. Oh wow, how absolutely amazing!! She definitely has wonderful friends. And congratulations to her :)

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  29. aw, what nice friends you guys are :) and the "yay elin" cupcakes look amazing.

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  30. congraaaaaaaaaats!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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