Home family Graduation Day

Graduation Day

by greenrabbitdesigns

My daughter Lyndsey graduated from the University of Ulster yesterday and what a great day we all had!
The weather was kind to us with the sun shining, if a little breezy (hard to keep those gowns under control)!

The graduation took place at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, a wonderful building both inside and out.

Many, many photos where taken by me, her dad and of course the ‘official’ one which will eventually be framed and put up in our home alongside that of her brother.
However my favourite photos are the relaxed ones and the ‘over posed’ ones!

I’m quite sure she’ll have something to say about my choice of photos for this post! 🙂

I was assured that graduation was all ‘about the shoes’!
So ‘suitable shoes’ were of course purchased.

She received her degree from the new Chancellor of the University of Ulster, Dr James Nesbitt ( of ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘Murphy’s Law’ fame).

Her success was of course toasted afterwards with Bucks Fizz and we had a lovely family meal out in the evening !

I still can’t quite believe my baby has graduated, where does time go?
I can remember vividly taking her to her first day at nursery school.

We did have an absolutely wonderful day yesterday and many new memories were made.

To Lyndsey: well done on your brilliant achievment, you’ve made us very proud!
We know you’ll have a great future! xxx

You may also like


Mia July 1, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Congratulations! She looks so pretty and happy and relaxed, just as she should!

Many sunny and warm greetings ti all of you from Finland!


greenrabbitdesigns July 1, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Thank you so much Mia for your lovely comment. She really enjoyed her day!
You have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Vivienne x

val July 1, 2010 - 9:22 pm

Vivienne you must be so proud of her! She is not only very clever, but very pretty too, and from her smile you can tell that it is not only skin deep, but she is beautiful on the inside.
Thank you for sharing your personal treasure.
Bless you, Val xx

greenrabbitdesigns July 1, 2010 - 11:21 pm

Thank you Val for such a lovely, lovely comment. We’re very proud of her, she’s always been a good girl!
Vivienne x

Nina - Tabiboo July 1, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Congratulations – your daughters smile radiates it all….and James Nesbitt, say no more!!

Nina x

greenrabbitdesigns July 1, 2010 - 11:24 pm

I know Nina, Lyndsey was thrilled when she realised who would be presenting her with her degree! 🙂
Thanks for your congratulations!
Vivienne x

Justine July 2, 2010 - 8:08 am

Oh that brings back memories Vivienne! It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that I received my teaching degree from Leeds University (it was 1998, gosh!) and only last year I received my nursing degree though I didn’t go to the ceremony for that one (been there, done that, prefered to work!) Big, big congratulations to you all and how cool having James Nesbitt award you, I’d have gone weak at thee knees!! Justine xx

greenrabbitdesigns July 2, 2010 - 11:18 am

Thanks Justine, yes having James there added to the excitement. I was more worried about her making it across the stage in those shoes!! 🙂
Vivienne x

thelinencat July 2, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Oh such a wonderful day and such lovely photos!

I remember mine well (I was in blond hair mode – thanks for your comment at TLC, made me laugh) and it’s such a big day after all the hard work.

Love the shoes! Bethx

greenrabbitdesigns July 3, 2010 - 9:07 am

Thanks Beth, it was a great day! Shoes are wonderful and I think the hair is ‘chocolate brown’!!!! 🙂
Vivienne x

Sorry Beth I stand corrected, the hair colour is ‘iced chocolate brown’ !!!

bicocacolors July 6, 2010 - 2:27 pm

this is fantastic!!!
greetings from spain

greenrabbitdesigns July 6, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Thanks Elena!
Vivienne x

Simone July 14, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Congratulations to your daughter. She looks lovely in her gown and I love the shoes!!! Fancy meeting James Nesbit too!!! I bet you are so proud of her.

greenrabbitdesigns July 14, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Thank you Simone for your lovely comment!
We’re very proud of her and I have to say she was very excited about meeting James! 🙂
Vivienne x

Zoe July 29, 2010 - 6:33 pm

Congratulations to Lyndsey. Ohhhh James Nesbitt – how nice!

greenrabbitdesigns July 29, 2010 - 7:38 pm

Thank you Zoe !
Oh yes James caused quite a stir! 🙂
Vivienne x

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More