I know, this is a food blog and I should be posting about food, but y’know what? I’m going to take a moment away from food today to talk about my fave subject (apparently): me!
As you may have guessed from the above photo (of me pulling a ridiculous face) I’ve graduated! Yep, I am now the proud owner of a shiny bit of paper that declares that I am a holder of a BA Joint Honours in American & English Studies, classification 2:1. Bow-chicka-wow-wow.
Today was spent driving up to Nottingham, hurriedly getting ready, rushing to my ceremony, nearly being late for my ceremony (STRESS), being told off by the people who dress you in your cap and gown because I ran away and started dressing myself, anticipation and build-up for the best part of an hour to be followed by a slightly anti-climactic 30 second stint walking across the stage to applause and gentle whoops from a couple of friends, bowing to the Chancellor, shaking the Registrar’s hand, being ushered off the stage and back to my seat with a shiny bit of paper in my hand, squeezing out of the graduation hall, official graduation photos, seeing my face all over the merchandise tent thanks to a publicity film I did for the university two years ago (so surreal, the girls on the merchandise table couldn’t stop laughing when they realised it was me), lots and lots and lots of photos with the family, hugs with friends and complimentary Pimm’s and snacks, rushing off to dinner at Chino Latino, driving back to London, collapsing into bed.
So it was a pretty busy day. Anyway, as I am currently typing this in bed (I seem to do that a lot with posts) and am about to fall asleep, I shall leave you with some photos of my day, and tomorrow we’ll be back to food. Promise.
That’s all folks. Until next time, peace and love.