I find it really difficult to believe that my daughter has now left school. That’s it, never going back. She’s both excited and apprehensive about starting college in September. I know she will settle in well and soon make new friends.
Since she started secondary school all those years ago, she’s been planning what she’d be wearing at her prom.On Friday we had the long awaited day! I must admit it was really refreshing for me, she was so organised, she had everything planned and Daddy had taken the day off, to take her and her friend to the hairdressers. So I happily went off to work not stressed about the up coming day!
We’re very fortunate that both Lauren and Alexander go to a fabulous state school, set in gorgeous countryside. It’s off the beaten track, to the extreme you can’t actually see it from the road. The year 11 prom has always been held at school, unfortunately two years ago the school suffered a devastating fire. So luckily for Lauren and her friends their prom was to be held at Athelhampton House, the setting was beautiful.
Lauren had decided ever since Granny and Grandad had bought their new car, that was how she would be arriving!
Friday went well and by the time I’d return home from work the girls had had their hair done and were busy making lunch. By 5:00 they were dressed and ready to go, I know I’m extremely biased; Lauren looked beautiful. Absolutely stunning. Granny and Grandad arrived and lots of photographs were taken. Nanny and Grandad were able to come over as well, which was lovely. Poor Nanny is undergoing more chemotherapy to keep her cancer at bay.
At 6:00 we left for Athelhampton house, a good half an hours drive away. Lauren was one of the first to arrive, much to her relief, she didn’t want to make a grand entrance in front of her peers! We stayed for an hour an watched everyone turn up. I must admit my favourite was the girl who was driven in a ‘pick up truck’ escorted by ten Harley Davidsons, which was led by her Grandad. The noise was deafening, it really gave me goose bumps. Surprising there were only a couple of ‘dodgy dresses’. They all looked lovely, so grown up. For Lauren an end to an era, onto new horizons and an exciting new chapter of her life.