Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to get half a million teenagers out of bed before midday

The sound of Tom pounding away at the refresh key trying to get onto the UCAS website woke us up this morning. After an hour of trying he eventually succeeded. We were so pleased that we didn’t need to put on our ‘cheerful-because-we-really-aren’t-disappointed’ faces. Fantastic news – and for us parents only one university to drive to.


Blogger Penny said...

Oh Congratulations Tom!!
NOw for the hard work or perhaps not.
Julie there is I suppose light at the end of the tunnel, still paying fees and nothing coming in and Xavier way down at the end of them all.
Think of you often, wish we were coming back, not a hope in hell, we are fast running out of money and this season is not a good one either. Who would be a farmer with debts. Feel guilty sometimes that I insisted we went away, but at least there are lovely memories.

8/19/2010 10:25 AM  
Blogger Hashi said...

Unreal banana peel. I am so happy for him, and you.

8/19/2010 2:56 PM  
Blogger vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Hurray for you, Tom!

8/19/2010 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a glorious moment for him! He will never forget it.


8/20/2010 5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie, Many congratulations for Tom. My son Richard did engineering there too - Trinity College.

best wishes,
Peter Osborne

8/21/2010 8:19 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Congratulations Tom. What a great opportunity.

8/22/2010 5:07 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks everyone for all your nice comments. Tom is so lucky. Peter, Tom's going to be at Hertford.

8/22/2010 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Fiona said...

Brilliant news for Tom and you all, Julie. Congrats. We must meet up soon!

8/26/2010 10:05 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Oh, well done, Tom.

I am just so pleased and happy for you all. And it WILL be simpler driving to just one school for the parents.


8/27/2010 12:57 AM  

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