It has been busy since my return from the Chartres pilgrimage (qv).
Charlie has finished his A Levels, and we now await his results with a high level of interest: the bookies are not taking any bets on this one. There is only one university he wants to go to, so there is no insurance offer on his UCAS form; and they want AAB, which he should be able to get (but fell far short of at AS level...)
Bernie has just finished her Fine Art degree: we went to her degree show the other day to see her final pieces and were hugely impressed by her work and most of her peers'. She had had her confidence knocked a bit in her second year by poor tutors, but had bounced back a bit in her final year. However, I was particularly pleased that her only piece on sale was quickly snapped up for £400, which will be a morale-booster. Her main piece is more of an installation: a 3-d walk-in watercolour landscape, including a large waterfall, a cliff and a fellside. So not very easy to sell and install elsewhere; but it is very impressive in her studio.
Meanwhile, Ant has just left to start her training for Teach First, which is her next step. She has a few weeks' intensive training, then a break in which she gets married and goes on honeymoon, and then starts in a school next term.
And Dominique is waking up to the fact that next term, if Charlie gets into University, she will suddenly be the only child at home.
And Anna and I plod on...
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