Graduation day started off lovely and dry and turned into a major washout when the rain came tipping down in time for the end of the ceremony. But apart from that, I am now John Orr BD (Hons). All the photos I have have family in them so I don’t want to post them here, but, most fortuitously, Stewart spotted me and kindly sent the photo he’d snapped. So here I am, kilted, gowned, hooded (and at this time, still dry). Click the image for a bigger version (if you can stand it).
I’m back home for a couple of days. I graduate tomorrow (Friday) and I’m not looking forward to being kilted and gowned if the weather is as hot and humid as it is today. I still hold to the vain hope that despite all the ‘hospitality’ in Brussels I can still get my kilt on without ‘sooking in’ too much. If you read reports in the Scottish news of someone being clobbered by a flying belt buckle, that’ll have been my fault.
It’s also great to see the family again – Skype just isn’t quite the same. Plus, the girls have even offered to make the dinner tonight. Result!