Friday, December 18, 2009

An education

Miss CB received her final results for the HSC and did extraordinarily well. She is very happy, as are we all, and now we look forward to a very special family holiday in New York and Boston. In the meantime, Miss CB is out celebrating with friends and I am sitting here, still in my pyjamas, thinking about her.

As Miss CB finishes one stage of her education, her mother (that would be me) is beginning a new stage of her own. I have been accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Screenwriting and will begin my studies next year. I'm literally shaking with excitement as this is a dream come true for me in many ways.

But I may have lied to you about something in a previous post, and I must set the record straight. Poirot was NOT my first love, oh no, indeed, despite the beauty of his little grey cells. My first love was in fact Christopher Plummer (although Anthony Hopkins will also always have a place in my heart).

20 comments:

trash said...

Oh Eleanor, a huge and hearty congratulations for both you and the delightful young Miss Commentbox.

May your family holiday be both ennervating and restful by turn.

Janet said...

Oh wow, what fantastic news on both fronts! Congratulations to both you and Miss CB!!

Tuli said...

Wonderful news for both of you!

I SO WISH I lived on the east coast. I would get to meet one of my most favorite bloggers! I hope you have a safe trip to NY and Boston.

kmkat said...

Congratulations to both of you! Have a wonderful time in NY and Boston!

fifi said...

congratulations, you wondeful girls, both of you.
xxxxx

saffronlie said...

Congratulations to you both! Very exciting news.

RW said...

wowee.
may I add my congratulations to you as well.
have a great trip.
tell us more about school upon your return.

frogdancer said...

Congratulations Miss CB!!!!!

Fe said...

Firstly, congratulations to Miss CB!!! From what I hear, it was tough this year, with lots of bright kids getting very disappointing results.

And secondly... that's AWESOME news!! Congratulations!!! xoxoxo

Julia said...

Really super news!! Many congratulations to you both and have a great trip to the States!

librarygirl said...

congrats to you both - exciting!

Suse said...

Congratulations to both of you, you clever clever pair of women.

xx

Duyvken said...

Congrats to Miss CB and to you E!!!! I am so thrilled for you but I am not at all surprised.
When do the uni offers come out?
xo

Mary said...

As I sit here at the end of the day reading blogs it seems to me that this is the best possible finish to the day.

Two beautiful hard working women getting the results they deserve.

My love to you both!

Anonymous said...

You're going to NY???? WHEN?
ARGH. I should've gone.
I knew it!
That would be my only chance to meet you, until you come over here, that is.
And HOORAY for you both!
Paola

eurolush said...

Congrats, Eleanor! You are amazing!

So happy to hear about Miss CB's results, too. What a great way to start your vacation abroad...with wonderful news for you both!

Mwah!

PS-When you're famous, will you remember the little people in your life?

margalit said...

WOW, what exciting news for your family. Graduate school.... oh I am so jealous! I think I'd stay in school forever if I could!

Can't wait to see you in January. How excellent is that?

sooz said...

Proud much! A great scholar and mother (you get to claim both upbringing and genes - either way her success is yours too!) well done to you Eleanor! I hope you both enjoy your year ahead and try to limit the crazy antics of pub crawls and orientation week. You young student types....

alice c said...

Many, many congratulations to the beautiful Miss CB and to you, dearest Eleanor. May this happy period of your lives be just the launch pad to all sorts of wonderful opportunities.

The Coffee Lady said...

How fantastic! Looking forward to hearing how it goes.