On Tuesday evening we set off at 6.30pm once we had both returned from work and had a bite to eat. We were driving to Plymouth via Reading to collect Ben and Rachel on the way. That first part of the journey took about an hour and a half and we were fortunate that the traffic on the M25 wasn't too bad. The rest of the journey was uneventful and we eventually ended up at the Premier Inn in Plymouth just after midnight.
After breakfast on Wednesday morning we had a quick trip to Sainsburys to buy some sandwiches for lunch and then it was off to the park and ride to catch the special graduation bus to Plymouth Hoe where there were marquees set up for the graduation ceremony. Ben met up with some of his classmates and we started the photogrification (as Penny would say!).
|Ben (on the left) with 3 of his friends|
Proud Dad with Ben
Proud Mum with Ben
Ben and Rachel
We finished our day off by driving Ben and Rachel back to Reading, stopping in Swindon for a celebratory meal. Hugh and I finally got home at midnight on Wednesday and then I had to be in work again at 8am on Thursday morning! On top of that, I seem to have come down with a heavy cold and sore throat, but I am battling on and looking forward to scrapping all the photos from Wednesday!
So, thank you for bearing with me and I promise to try and keep a bit more up to date! I am almost up to date with LSNED and will try and take photos today and blog them early this week. I also have to get my story ready for Sian's Story Telling Sunday next week - can't believe it is nearly October!