08 September 2010

Great news

When Kay first went up to uni last year, she was told about the marking system. If you got grade E or F, you had failed by varying degrees. If you got a D you had just passed and it was OK. If you got a C, you could be very very pleased with yourself and so were the university pleased with you. If you got B, it was absolutely fantastic. Grade As were almost non-existent, as they were only awarded for truly exceptional work.

Yesterday Kay got the results of her exam that she did two weeks ago (the one she missed when Greg died in March.) She got a B. Of course I have been going around like a pigeon with a puffed up chest, proud as punch. Although she has missed out on the summer holidays because she has been revising so much, she can now rest assured that she is through to the second year of her course. (Sighs of relief). We now have just under a week to relax and pack for her return north early next week. I do so wish Greg could be here to share this good news.

20 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Absolutely fantastic, so pleased for you. I am sure Greg will be smiling from wherever he is.

CJ xx

Nota Bene said...

That's truly fantastic...well done to her!

nuttycow said...

Well done Kay! I'm not surprised you're pleased - that's a great result, especially after all the turmoil of the last year.

Kelloggsville said...

Yey! Brilliant x

AnyEdge said...

Excellent News. I wish that American Universities still had such a sensible system. As it is, we cannot reward truly exceptional work, because merely acceptable work is given grade A.

Kit Courteney said...

Wonderful!

You do right to be so proud... long may it last :0)

Furtheron said...

excellent - well done to her

andrea said...

good times are coming wonderfull .. can imagine your deep sigh

Grumpy Old Ken said...

You deserve some good luck, well done. (Enjoyed the last post too, aren't we all 'utility' or am I too showing my age!)

WhisperingWriter said...

Great news!

Nechtan said...

Hi Addy,

Keep that chest puffed as your little girl has done remarkable under the circumstances. What a load off that must be for both you and Kay. From what I have read on your blog she deserves nothing less and I do hope the years that follow are easier on her.

All the best

Nechtan

Flowerpot said...

That is such good news I am really pleased for you both. Celebrate!!

Ellen said...

Well done to Kay - she is a real trooper! Hope you both enjoy many celebrations this week.

Millennium Housewife said...

That's brilliant Addy, sending love x

Achelois said...

I thought I had commented but I must have read and thought I had!

So a belated but very genuine - Congratulations.

deb1712 said...

Have you ever thought of getting your diary published? It would help so many people. I read your blog from start to finish today.

Eliza said...

That's wonderful news. Congratulations to Kay

dulwich divorcee said...

That's a fantastic achievement, you must be so proud x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I can imagine just how proud you are feeling Addy and rightly so. Well done Kay - in spite of everything you achieved your goal. A x

Working Mum said...

Well done, Kay! That is fantastic. I always think it's harder to do well in resits because you have to work so independently for them. She deserves mountains of praise for that one!