So at the beginning of April it was graduation time in Grahamstown, and my first trip back to Grahamstown since the big move up to Jhb. This year myself, my sister and AP all graduated at our respective ceremonies. As was to be expected it was a very festive number of days, though exhausting what with my averaging 4 hours of sleep a night, due to my very busy schedule, due to me obviously being a very important person (insert skeptically raised eyebrows here). But all in it was a blur of great fun, catching up and experiencing those special nights out that only Grahamstown and Rhodes can deliver. Here are some photos from the trip. We arrived late on Thursday afternoon after a super long drive from Harrismith including some getting lost and covering about 80kms on a dirt road detour with dodgy signal, but despite this unexpected and unappreciated detour, we still managed to arrive in time for APs graduation ceremony.
My sister and I all ‘academic-gowned-up’ with the father unit, who had to be
normal (his version of ‘normal’) by adding his own ‘style’ to the suggested attire to be worn to the Saturday’s Garden Party.
While I’m sure other universities have sections or areas of beauty, I doubt they can offer all the fabulous backdrops as provided all over the Rhodes Campus, including here in front of the main admin building.
While Bella loved all the masses of attention she received from the braai-attendees, I still have some suspicions that she may have gotten hold of some alcohol at some point, either that or the attention just completely wore her out! Which is rather unusual Bella behaviour…