Thursday, 16 August 2007

DD1 in emotional crisis;)

DD1 and I went to hair dressers today for a Blether-grooming session and the poor child is now in crisis;) Recently I had my hair re-styled from my usual bob to one of the slightly trendier, jaw length graduated bobs (longer at the front and close cropped at the back). DD1 agonised over an image re-vamp herself and what has she ended up with???? The shoulder length version of mine! Poor girl is traumatised and fears that she is morphing into her 44 year old mother! Don't we all remember what a fearsome realisation that option was when we were 18 too!

Hopefully, some of the trauma is abating - aided by a relaxing movie session. The two of us tucked up onto my bed with chocolate and watched 'Miss Potter'. What a lovely film! I had no idea about how ahead of her time Beatrix Potter was - she challenged the females roles and norms of that time and championed conservation of rural life with a vision that would not be out-of-place today. DD1 and I recommend viewing if you get a chance....

Back to DD1 briefly ... please keep your fingers crossed for her later on today. She is due to get the results from her A levels exams and will then know if she can access a place on her preferred course at University. Like all parents, I am biased - but she sooo deserves to get the grades she needs. She too has been diagnosed with a form of arthritis (she was diagnosed with 'Juvenile arthritis' about 2 years ago) and has struggled to keep up with her studies in her usual committed way. She had wanted to study for a Criminology degree and then join the police but had to reconsider as, with her health issues, she would have been unlikely to have got through the police recruitment process. Instead, she opted to apply for a Business Excellence degree. Poor lamb is spending a restless night tonight and fears that she has not got the necessary grades for that and has spent the last few days rationalising that a return to college to upgrade her marks 'would not be the end of the world'.


Blogger gilraen said...

Good luck for today!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

Fingers are well and truly crossed, good luck!

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger agatha quafflepuncher said...

Keeping everything crossed for her!!! I remember A level result day very well indeed! The big breakfast broadcasted from our college on the day I got mine, so we were allowed to get them early. One of my results was a grade lower than my offer, but they confirmed my place anyway! I'm sure she'll be fine:-)

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger Fiona said...

Fingers crossed for DD1. I'm sure she will do really well.

(And she can always dye her hair if the similarity is too much. It was the shock of realising I knew my way around a supermarket as well as my Mam, that did it for me).

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger Piglottie said...

Fingers crossed for her today!

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Thank you so much for your kind wishes! I am absolutely BURSTING with pride here ... DD1 got her results this morning and she passed all 3 A levels (Law, Sociology and Business), plus passed the Welsh Bac. AND she's been on the UCAS site and now has an unconditional at the University she wanted and doing the course she wanted! Have embarassed her no end by bursting into tears! It's weird - first day at school and this last day commemorated with poor girlie having a snotty, sniffling mother;)

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

That's a very funny anecdote about the haircuts :-) HUGE congrats to your DD1, what a fantastic achievement!

Saturday, August 18, 2007  
Blogger Riggwelter said...

Good luck xx

Sunday, August 19, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Dreamcatcher, DD1 told her BF over the phone that she's had her hair cut very similar to mine and he was MORTIFIED (last time he gets dinner here for a week or two - cheeky imp!). He got her to send photos to his mobile for reassurance!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007  
Blogger sarah said...

Glad the results were good. My Emily is about to start her second year of her BTec and has already started to look at uni's! Favorite at the moment is Portsmouth. Not too far but not too close, also we go to Portsmouth quite frequently as our boat is in Gosport.

Friday, August 31, 2007  

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