Only 10 more days left in the UK but the sun is shining and we have had a lovely week in the Lake District and Aberdeen.
We drove to Aberdeen having been in Portsmouth the previous day, so almost the length of the UK in 2 days! My youngest, Owen, has been at the University in Aberdeen for the past 4 years and despite us leaving him half way through his course, he was conferred with a First Class Honours in Computing Science. In fact, our 3 sons have achieved 2 Firsts and a 2:1, so we are unashamedly proud of them all 🙂
The 500 year old University is naturally mindful of tradition and the ceremony was in Latin, with the audience being taught the anthem beforehand. They also laid on a lovely reception with champagne, Pimms, cupcakes and a band. Typically British. Camilla, wife of the Prince of Wales, is their new Chancellor but she didn’t attend this time so Owen didn’t have to learn to bow as well as everything else!
Following a delicious meal at The Stagedoor we had to sadly leave Owen and head south for Windermere. We haven’t spent much time in the Lakes, so it was a good opportunity to see the spectacular scenery.
We have been lucky with the weather but although it is sunny, the temperatures are still not making more than 20 degrees, a good 10 down on what we are now used to. Could be worse though!
Rob just checked the St Lucia weather and it is 30 as usual but ‘feels like 39’. Too hot! We think about Beyzano every day and check the NOAA site for any likely tropical storms, not that there is anything we can do about it.
The next 4 days we are meeting up with lots of family and friends as we don’t plan to be back again for over a year.