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Hey Ribbons, this week has been so hectic and I apologise for the shortage of posts, but there is fabulous news! *Drumroll Please* 

…I'm officially a Textile Design graduate, from The University of Leeds!!!!


I graduated on the 15th of July and it was a gorgeous event to say the least. My graduation was exactly how I imagined it would be, with my whole family and friends around me. My ceremony started at 1:30pm and we (all the graduates from the School of Design) had to be outside the great hall at 1:00pm in order to be seated on time. We sat through a 45 minute speech about some history about Leeds design and clothing and God knows what else (It dragged on too long, so I zoned out). We were all just itching to go and recieve our individual certificates and since my surname begins with the letter 'W' I had to sit and applaud a handful of graduates before they got to me. Once they were 5 names left until mine, I cannot tell you how fast my heart was beating. My thought process was 'I hope I don't fall', 'I need to adjust my dress when I stand up', 'What if my hood gets hooked on something and pulls be down to the ground.' OTT, I know. But these things happen, I'm a witness. Anyway, once I heard my name, I stood up as gracefully as I could and approached the chancelor. My mum had already text me prior to all this, reminding me to smile and linger as I shake his hand, so that their speed camera could capture me perfectly. I did my best.


Anyway, if any of you reading this have graduations coming up, I wish you a sunny day as wonderful as mine. For those of you that have already graduated, congratulations, we made it!!! 🙂 


Ted Baker Elenna DressTed Baker Annabilla Heels


  1. July 23, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    I loved this! I’m graduating in September and this post has made a little excited for it.

    • July 23, 2014 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you Alaoighse! It was a breathtaking and wonderful day so you should definitely be excited!
      I’m sure you will love yours. xx

  2. July 28, 2014 / 4:32 am

    Congratulations!!! Such an accomplishment. I graduate this time last summer with my masters in nursing and it was one of my happiest days so I understand the experience!! I also was worried about tripping, not smiling etc but it works

    • July 28, 2014 / 10:33 am

      Oh wow, well done! I can imagine it was a tough course too. I have a friend who graduated with Midwifery and she always told me how she hardly got any sleep! lol Yes the idea of walking up is nerve wracking at first, but it all works out. xx

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