Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Woo Hoo!!!

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


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You must be so pleased, now you can relax and enjoy christmas!

12/18/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read on Wikipedia that Mansfield College has a great Boat Club. So my niece didn't get an offer for only her brains but she is also a Jock as they would say in American universitys.

I'm delighted!


12/18/2007 3:54 PM  
Blogger vivien said...

Fantastic! I just knew she'd do it!

12/18/2007 4:08 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

What GREAT NEWS!!!! Merry Christmas, glad Santa had that stuffed in his sock! I am so glad for you both (all).

12/19/2007 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

YAYYYYYYYY ! What A Christmas gift !
Congrats and good luck.

12/19/2007 2:28 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Wow! The best Christmas present! You have such a motivated kind of family - you deserve the best. Congratulations to your daughter and yeah, there'll be lots of hard work ahead, but students days can be a superb time in life.

12/19/2007 3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your family! How exciting and what a wonderful Christmas gift!! Now we'll look forward to lots of sketches from you of Oxford!

12/19/2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

HUGE Congratulations Flo!
Well done!

12/19/2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Do Congratulate Flo and sit back and reax a bit Julie, this has been a stressful year i think, but Flo will do all the things she wants and needs to do and you will have one very clever daughter.
Love to you all and Merry Christmas from my wonderful holiday Island.

12/20/2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Wow - congratulations Flo! She must be on Cloud 9 and I can easily imagine how pleased you must all be.

Happy Christmas to you all.

12/25/2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you all for your good wishes. I haven't had a chance to thank you as I've been feeling ill. Flo reckons all those good thoughts coming from you my friends has helped her in. So please, I want you all to be rooting for her when she gets her exam results in August (the ones she must get 'A's in to get in!!)

12/27/2007 8:36 PM  

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