Thursday, 18 August 2016

My Clever Girl

If I thought the exams were stressful, it was nothing compared to this week. Eleanor has definitely developed anxiety, which I actually realised when she was having panic attacks during the exams. This week it's manifested itself in the form of nausea. She's had a sick bowl pinned to her side at all times, though she hasn't actually been sick.

As it turns out, she had nothing to worry about, all her hard work has paid off and she's got a place at her university of choice, Nottingham Trent, to study biomedical sciences. She was actually offered a place at her second university choice too.


She was disappointed in her grades when she took her AS Levels last year, even though she worked really hard for them, but she's improved on them this time and come out with a C in Biology and B's in both Psychology and Sociology. We're really proud of her.

Perhaps the sick bowl can be put away again now whilst we have a day of celebrations.

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  1. WOO HOO! Congratulations to Eleanor. All the hard work (and anxiety) has paid off. I am as nervous as them waiting for results I think. J sits his A levels in Nov - all he needs is one D grade (!!) (to add to his AS levels from last year as he got uni entrance a year early as did so well in AS) to be able to do the co-joint degree he wants to do. He has conditional entrance from one uni but is waiting to hear from his top choice. Few sit these exams in NZ and they are considered to be very hard here and only a few schools offer the option. Enjoy the last weeks with her.

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    1. Thank you. Good luck to J, it's nerve wracking for us parents too, isn't it? I've just finished with Daniel at uni and now I'm starting all over again with Eleanor.

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  2. Many congratulations to Eleanor!

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    1. Thank you. We're really proud of her.

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  3. Congratulations Eleanor!!!!!! So pleased for you!!!

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    1. Thank you. She's worked so hard, she really deserved to do well.

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  4. Well done to Eleanor, I hope she feels better now.

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    1. Thank you. We've had lots of tears today, I think it's the relief, but she's finally calmed down. We've been out for a lovely lunch and she's meeting friends tonight, they're going out to celebrate.

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  5. Well done to Eleanor. Enjoy your celebrations. Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you. We can all heave a sigh of relief now, it's been a long wait to find out her results.

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  6. Fantastic news, well done Eleanor! I am really pleased for you.

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    1. Thank you. We're all thrilled that she's got the grades to go to her first choice of uni, she's very excited now.

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  7. Well done Eleanor, you can relax now xx

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    1. Thank you. She's got a few weeks of relaxation now until the hard work starts again.

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  8. Many, many congratulations to Eleanor.
    Her commitment and hard work truly paid off.

    I wish her will when she starts her degree course this Autumn.

    Meanwhile ... enjoy the celebrations.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you. She put a lot of effort in to her work and revision and it's really paid off.

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  9. Congratulations to her, her hard work has been rewarded. Enjoy the celebrations.

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    1. Thank you. She's had to work very had for these results so I'm really pleased that she's done well and got in to her uni of choice.

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  10. Congratulations, hope you all enjoy the rest of the day.

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    1. Thank you. We've had a few tears of relief but she's now enjoying her day and looking forward to celebrating with friends tonight.

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  11. Congratulations to her, sad that it made her sick though.

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    1. Thank you. I know, I've never seen her such a bag of nerves, these exams have really affected her. She so desperately wanted to take this course so I'm pleased she's able to.

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  12. Well, a big congratulations to Eleanor! Getting into her top choice university is certainly something to be proud of.

    Now I hope she takes the time to relax and enjoy the rest of the summer as there will be plenty of time for stressing once school actually starts :)

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    1. Thank you. You're right, she's got a few weeks now before she starts uni so this is the time for her to enjoy herself before the hard work begins again.

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  13. Congratulations to Eleanor on her well-deserved results! The waiting was difficult, I know, but now it's time to celebrate. I'm sure she'll have a good evening with her friends.

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    1. Thank you. I think the waiting is the hardest part but at least it's all over now and she can enjoy the rest of the summer.

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  14. Well done. Enjoy the time you have off and don't panic about university.

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    1. Thank you. She's really looking forward to starting university but at least she's got some time off now before she starts.

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  15. Fantastic news! Well Done Eleanor. Have a lovely time celebrating :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure she'll see lots of her friends this evening, they'll all be wanting to celebrate.

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  16. Well done, Eleanor. This is just the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Enjoy.
    xx

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    1. Thank you. I think it's really exciting for them setting off on this journey to university. It's something I never did but I wish I had now that I see all the opportunities available to them.

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  17. Congratulations to Eleanor, it's nice to see hard work paying off. Plus getting her university of choice, a happy household.

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    1. Thank you. She's thrilled that she got accepted to her uni of choice, she's looking forward to starting now.

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  18. Whoop, well done Eleanor. Another exciting chapter just beginning. x

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    1. Thank you. I have to say that I'm excited for her, so many great experiences ahead of her.

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  19. Yayyyyy HUGE congratulations to Eleanor, now she can relax for a while and look forward to uni, so glad she got her first choice.
    xx

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    1. Thank you. She's worked so hard to get these grades so I'm glad that all her efforts have paid off and she's got in to the uni she wanted.

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  20. Many, many congratulations to Eleanor. I've been thinking of her this week when I heard the results were due. Let's hope that's the last of the sicky bowl for a while! :o)

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    1. Thank you. It's lovely to know that people were thinking about her. The sick bowl has finally been put away, I hope that's the last we'll be seeing of it.

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  21. Congratulations Eleanor and all that hard work has paid off. I feel for her with anxiety and hope it doesn't become part of her life. Enjoy the celebrations and her time off before she starts Uni. Take care.

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    1. Thank you. Anxiety is a terrible thing, I hope she can get on top of it and that it doesn't rear its ugly head again. She's got five weeks to relax and enjoy herself now before the hard work starts all over again.

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  22. Congratulations to Eleanor, it must be a real relief that it's all over.

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    1. Thank you. It's a big relief, especially knowing that her hard work has paid off and that she's managed to get good enough grades to be accepted at her first choice of uni.

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  23. That's brilliant Jo. I did think of her yesterday morning in work and kept on checking for you post in my side bar! Cant post in work unfortunately but congratulations Eleanor. Such an exciting chapter of your life coming up. x

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    1. Thank you. I'm so touched that people were thinking about her yesterday. I'm glad that the waiting is finally over and now she can start getting excited about what lies ahead.

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  24. Congratulations to your daughter :)

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    1. Thank you. We're all thrilled to bits that she's got the grades she needs.

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  25. Absolutely excellent news, congratulations to Eleanor and well done for all the hard work, sorry to hear about the anxiety but hope that is all behind now and to be looking forward to the future. xcx

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    1. Thank you. I'm just hoping that the anxiety is a blip and it doesn't resurface at the next stressful event, she's got a lot to look forward to so I hope she grabs all the opportunities she can.

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  26. Huge congrats to Eleanor, she really deserves it with all that hard work.
    Hope the celebrations are enjoyed by all.
    Lisa x

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    1. Thank you. She was out last night with friends and the celebrations are still ongoing, I think they will be for some time to come.

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  27. This is great news! Congratulations to Eleanor for all of her hard work. You must be so proud of her! Wishing you all the best, Pat

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    1. Thank you. We're really proud of her, she worked really hard for these grades and she's been rewarded by being accepted at her first choice uni. She's got a bit of time to relax now before the hard work starts all over again.

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  28. Congratulations to her! I hope she can now relax and start looking forward to this new chapter in her life.

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    1. Thank you. It's such an exciting time thinking of all that's ahead of her, so many amazing opportunities.

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  29. Congratulations to Eleanor. Eden is going to East Anglia to do Biochemistry. She went out with her friends clubbing and out for a meal with us the next day. I've been getting some things for Uni week by week for her. She goes on the 24 th September so I've not got a lot of time left.

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    1. Thank you. Congratulations to Eden. We haven't started the shopping for uni yet and she goes the day before Eden, I feel much calmer about it all this time round.

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  30. Awwwww, bless her little cotton socks! I'm thrilled for her, what a resounding success. I'm sure that bowl will go for good now. AND.....you can relax, and just be proud of her.xxx

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    1. It's such a wonderful feeling as a parent to see your child's hard work pay off. I'm so proud of her.

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  31. Congrats to your daughter Jo! Fantastic news. Help her to find some way to work =with that anxiety, maybe herbs, medication, meditation something that will help her as she moves through college.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you. I did get her some Rescue Remedy when she was sitting her exams but I'm not sure how much help it was, I think a trip to the doctor may be in order. I really don't want anxiety holding her back through her life.

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  32. A huge well done to Eleanor; that's wonderful news!

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    1. Thank you. We're all really pleased.

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  33. Oh well done to Eleanor - she's a star! You and Mick must be delighted. Maybe the anxiety is something that will improve with time. Sorry for lack of comments recently Jo but my my mum has been in hospital most of August. Have just come home to catch up with my sleep before heading back south. Will pop in when I can.

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    1. We're thrilled to bits and so proud of her. I do hope the anxiety isn't here to stay, it's not very pleasant at all. I'm sorry to hear of your mum's illness, I know it can take a toll on the health of those caring for others in these situations so do remember to look after yourself too.

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  34. Well done Eleanor, you Angel! I haven't stopped long enough to post about David, I really should do. He's off to Salford for English and Creative Writing.
    Not long left until September and Uni then....

    And massive hugs and congratulations. The work is worth it.

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    1. Thank you. Congratulations to David. We're on the countdown now until they go, Eleanor's really excited.

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    2. Congratulations all round. You must be so pleased. There so much more pressure on them now than when we were their age. I went to l'occitane and bought an anti stress roller stick. Smells of lavender and citrus, and my daughter said it helped. Must admit, bought one for me too while I was waiting for their results :)

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    3. Thank you. You're right, I don't remember pressure like this when I was at school, though to be fair, the school I went to wasn't the best. I shall have a look at those anti stress sticks, I'm packing her off to uni wish anything I think might help. Ha ha, it is stressful for us parents too, isn't it?

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  35. How fantastic, well done to Eleanor, you must all be so proud and happy. Anxiety is horrible, so glad it's now taking a back seat. Way to go Eleanor xxx

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    1. Thank you. We're all so proud but heaving a sigh of relief too, it's a weight off our minds that she's got the grades she needed to go to the university of her choice. I'm just hoping that we've seen the last of the anxiety now.

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