The letter arrived on Saturday. Flo was right about the first interview – she read the first line of the letter from the college she applied to and looking brave and resigned she said ‘Oh never mind, I didn’t get in’, to which I responded that she had an offer from another really great university and she was going to have a wonderful time there, so she had lots to look forward to. And then she said ‘Wait a minute, there’s something else in the letter…’ and as she read on she discovered that she was going to be getting an offer from the second Oxford college that interviewed her. As you can imagine she was cock-a-hoop, ecstatic and shocked. She really liked the tutors at Mansfield so she’s really excited at the thought of having tutorials with them. All she has to do now is work very hard to get the grades she needs to get in. So not much social life for the next six months.
I am so happy for her, she’s worked so hard and thank goodness the Mansfield tutors could see her potential. So the very best Christmas present for all of the family.
Pen and ink in sketchbook