Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Room With A View

A while ago I posted a photo of the view from my room in Magdalen College. Well, now that I'm at home in Somerset, you get to see a different view. Rather different, and the thing I like best about our house. Sadly only one of the bedrooms has a view as nice as this - thankfully, it's mine! When we moved here, the Carbon Copy was allowed to choose the room... and I helped him, by making it clear that I wanted this one. I've always liked him....


While we're talking about The Carbon Copy, please join me in congratulating him - today he received the news that he got a FIRST in his Maths degree at Warwick. Champagne all round, or would be, if he drank.

Stuck-in-a-Book's results next week...

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous view. And congratulations to The Carbon Copy! Excuse me, but may I ask is there such a thing as a second, or third? What does that mean?

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  2. There are indeed! Grades comes 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd, pass. So he did rather well :)

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  3. Congratulations, Carbon Copy!

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  4. Congrats to carbon copy -- great achievement (speaking as someone who got 20% in maths O-level after a year of private coaching). The view is lovely -- which bit of Somerset are you in?

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  5. Thank you for the explanation! I'd read of firsts, but never knew exactly how it all worked.

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  6. You're not near the Blackdown Hills, are you? (My parents-in-law live in Luppitt.)

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  7. I had no idea, Karen, but apparently we are about 15 miles away, according to Dad! I've only lived here a couple of years, and spent most of that at university, so I still don't know these sorts of things...

    Harriet-we're in a village called Chiselborough, which noone has heard of! Near Crewkerne, if that rings any bells.

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  8. Congratulations to the Carbon Copy! For American visitors, I think the equivalent of a First is "Summa cum laude" (with the highest praise / honour"): perhaps someone could throw some light on that?

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  9. What a lovely view. It looks so quiet and peaceful. Congrats to the Carbon Copy--I take it he is not as fond of books as you are?

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