That put a smile on my face…

The first thing that has done that is yesterday I got a call from the centre I’m studying at.  The exam results are finally in and … I passed!  Whohoo.    I was fairly confident believing after the event I’d done enough to pass but the official confirmation is always nice to get obviously.  So all set for the new term starting next week.  After a lengthy summer break I need to get myself back into the habit of study work.

Other ones to raise a smile in the last week or so include my son getting his second paper published.  My daughter reconfiguring her bedroom and helping her construct a new desk that has more actual desk space so it is easier for her to do her university work now.

Also the “kids” had bought Mrs F and I tea on the Thames for our 30th anniversary.  We went over the bank holiday weekend.  Lovely time, the boat sailed from Tower Pier and went down to Canary Wharf then back up to the Houses of Parliament whilst we munched through the sandwiches and scones!  The commentary was interesting and I’ve never done a river trip on the Thames like that – or at least I think I did one once when about 10 so that is lost in the sea of befuddled memories.  After that we went to St Katherine’s Dock for meal.  It was heaving there as the round the world clipper race was starting from there the next day which was great to see.  – The sad foot note to that was reading about the sad death of a competitor early into the first leg of the race.  We even saw the Queen’s Golden Jubilee barge that is currently being kept there too.

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About furtheron

Music and guitar obsessive who is a recovering alcoholic to boot
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14 Responses to That put a smile on my face…

  1. JJ says:

    Yummy pictures, sounds like a really lovely day. Congratulations on passing your exam and going on to the next stage–really well done!

  2. ainsobriety says:

    Congratulations. On the exam and 30 years.

  3. Sherry says:

    Congrats on your exam!!! When I looked at your pictures I was struck by how much it looks like the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland!


  4. byebyebeer says:

    Aww, how lovely and what thoughtful children you have. Congrats on passing your exam! I’m impressed with how cool you were about the wait, though sure you would pass too. Great photos in this one too…

  5. Untipsyteacher says:

    I am not surprised you passes, as you sound like a smart guy!
    I love seeing the pictures of your country too!
    I hope one day we can get over there!

  6. Lily says:

    That was such a thoughtful gift from your children. And I had NO doubts that you would pass. Congratulations!

  7. Congrats, Graham. Salute. Thanks for the link to your son’s paper. I’ll try to wrap my mind around it. I will try to wrap my mind around it but things got foggy right after magnetic perturbations.

  8. looby says:

    Well done dad and son! And is that a tiny glimpse of the mysterious Mrs Furtheron I see there? 🙂

  9. Wow, so many great things, no wonder it has you smiling!

  10. Suburbia says:

    Congrats on all your good news!
    ( I have to wait a year to start my diploma, a bit frustrating!)

  11. liz says:

    What a great gift! Glad you enjoyed it. Even gladder that you and Mrs F are still together. x

  12. daisyfae says:

    Congratulations all around! And first author? THAT’S a big deal! Congrats to Son of Furtheron! He’s off to a blazing start!

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