Saturday, 28 July 2018

A proud day

Wednesday was a very proud day for us, as Issy graduated from the University of Southampton.  Harriet and I were joined by James, Issy's fianc√©, and Frances (pictures of whose graduation can be found here), making it a wonderful family occasion. 



What are sisters for if not to ruin one's graduation pictures?






My "womenfolk", all together, with Frances carrying the next generation (due at the end of November).





Issy decided to use a professional photographer for this particular shot...


Harriet and Frances putting the world to rights.


Issy, in full regalia, ready for the ceremony.







Now officially a graduate rather than a graduand.




Issy received a prize, which was presented after the ceremony in a sweltering hot marquee.



All over bar the shouting, so time for a silly picture or two.



Finally, that (apparently) essential piece of modern life, a graduation bear.