Those of you who aren’t following me on Instagram or Facebook may not know that I had my graduation ceremony last night for the Bachelor of Letters from Monash University in Melbourne. I majored in Literature and History.
As you can see the outfits are traditionally ridiculous, the ceremony lasts for a million years and the hats are very heavy. But I now come home to two Bachelors which is exciting! I have one from before which is a Bachelor of Science.
There was only one other graduate with a Bachelor of Letters, a woman who would have been in her eighties, and everyone gave her a massive round of applause. I think she deserved it, and everyone else got golf claps. Applauding hundreds of graduates gets tedious very quickly. Faith in humanity restored!
After the ceremony was over we all went to the RSL for dinner, and I asked the very nice young man at the bar for my new favourite drink, he asked me what it was called but it still hasn’t got an official name. It’s equal parts orange juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale with ice and a slice of lime. We’re thinking Frosty Fruit Punch. If anyone thinks of a better name, let me know!
Now I’m gonna go hang with my bachelors.
Love, Fleur (BSc BLitt)