It was another proud day for the Jolly Hollies at Drake's Graduation.
We took the back roads to Wrexham to Glyndwr University and arrived in plenty of time for the nice lady to gown and cap our third genius.
Naturally, big sis helped with the finer details (while proud Dad looked on to make sure it all met with his approval)
And here she is, our youngest genius. Brains. Beauty. And a tassle.
The ceremony took place in the William Aston Hall in the University itself and we had superb seats right by the stage on row C.
The stage was colourful (and full of important people!)
"You see this hand?" points to right hand "Do you remember this hand?" points again and more emphatically to right hand..."Well it is still here"
FOR THE DRAKE TO SHAKE
We had a nice chat to the Chancellor, Sir Jon Shortridge
and enjoyed some beautiful harp playing by a very smiley harpist. It was a massive harp.
Official business over and it was time to burst with the proudness.
We have now been to three Graduation ceremonies, one in English (Twin 1) one in Latin (Twin 2) and as this ceremony was in Wales... one in Welsh. The welsh speaker had the most wonderful voice and I commented on her talent to Drake's ceramics lecturer who told me she was employed by the Uni as an Orator... it was HER JOB to be such a beautiful speaker.
Drake with the Welsh Dragon
Our newly graduated daughter positively floated down the staircase,
and then went outside to toss her cap.
She was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Arts and she specialized in GLASS starting with small experimental pieces like these two...
and then producing her "Final Piece" - three gorgeous light boxes.
In her free time she makes jewellery too.