Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Victoria.


As many of you know, my daughter Victoria graduated last year with a Bachelor of Fashion Degree. Many of you wished her luck, when she was looking for a job in the big wide world, thank you. I am happy to say she now has a job and had been a working girl for two weeks now. She loves her new job and getting all dressed up for work in Parnell.
She also went for her full drivers test, the other day, which she is happy to have passed.
Always a nervous time when you have the Driving Inspector sitting alongside, watching your every move.

On Tuesday, 30th March, we attended an Awards Ceremony and Victoria received the Gordon Harris Award, for Excellence in Art. So a proud moment for her Dad and Mum.

Thank you everyone, for continually inspiring me with your beautiful blogs and thoughtful comments.
Have a lovely week.

Hugs
Carolyn

71 comments:

  1. How wonderful! Congratulations to Victoria on the award, the graduation and the new job. Oh yes, the drivers test too. You and your husband must be bursting with pride.

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  2. Hi Carolyn, Congratulations to Victoria and her proud parents for receiving the award and passing her drivers test!!! It's wonderful that your daughter had found a job and that she loves it. I wish her the very best for her future!
    xoxo,
    Julia

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  3. Hi Carlolyn!! I'm sorry I haven't been to visit in a bit, my computer died and now I'm trying to catch up again.....Congratulations to your daughter!! what accomplishments she has made. I hope you are doing well and hope to hear from you again soon...Have a beautiful day! hugs, Jennifer

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  4. Congratulations to your lovely daughter....she is beautiful!

    Hugs for a blessed week my friend. xo

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  5. Carolyn amor, Congratulations to your daughter and to you for being the proud mama!....and rightly so :) Your daughter is adorably beautiful, I love her joie de vie!! sp? Besos, Rose

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  6. Thank you Dolores, for your visit and kind words.

    Many thanks Julia, for your kind words and sending best wishes for Victoria.

    Hi Jennifer,

    Sorry you have had trouble with your computer and I look forward to coming over to visit you.

    Many thanks Koralee, for your very kind words, it is always lovely to hear from you dear friend.

    Thank you very much dear Rose, kind of you to visit and thanks for the sweet note.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. Oh Carolyn,
    I am so very happy for victoria, how wonderfully special. Doors just seem to glide open when you are most ready.
    Apologies for being a little absent lately.
    I will be back I promise. So glad to hear that life is treating you well. x
    Hugs Suzi

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  8. She is BEAUTIFUL, ADORABLE, and ACCOMPLISHED. I really love this photo of her...even through just one pic you a can she he has a great spirit as it shines through. Sounds like she has big things in store :-D Thanks for sharing up her with us here and keep us updated on her professional endeavors!

    Thanks for always keeping in touch over on Bardot in Blue...always a pleasure to hear from you ;-D

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  9. Oh my best wishes to Victoria (love that photo)congratulations and well done!

    Proud parents indeed!

    Hope you had a lovely easter,
    hugs DJ

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  10. Thank you Suzi, for your kind words.
    I have been wondering how you are ~ look forward to coming to visit you in the morning.

    Many thanks Bardot in Blue, for your visit and thoughtful words.
    Always great to hear from you.

    Thank you Dustjacket, for your kind words and visit from you and I hope that your Easter was fabulous.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. That's wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter :)

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  12. What a fab photo!!! Congratulations, Victoria! A whole new chapter of your life awaits you!

    xxoo

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  13. Congrats to your daughter and to your whole family, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. Your daughter is gorgeous! Congrats dear Carolyn and good luck to her with her new job :-)

    Cheers: Evi

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  15. Hello Carolyn
    Oh Congratulations Sweetie, what a wonderful reflection on you! I wish her my best, she is darling.
    Have a fantastic week...
    Rebecca

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  16. Many thanks Audrey, Marsha and Carrie, for your visit, always lovely to hear from you.

    Thank you Miss Eve, for wishing Victoria good luck with her new job.

    Many thanks Rebecca, for your visit and kind note you left.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. congratulations to your amazing daughter, Carolyn!
    xoxo

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  18. Congrats!
    She is a beautiful girl!!
    So glad she found a job that she likes. Driving tests are so stressful. When my daughter took hers, a dog ran out in front of her to make matters worse. She passed anyway. Always a relief!
    So glad you visited me today. Just the little break I needed. Up to my ears in crowns.
    Chat soon,
    Rosemary

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  19. Congratulations to your daughter.
    So proud indeed.
    Love to you and yours
    Jeanne♥

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  20. Oh what a wonderful post!!! Congrats to Victoria!!! finding a great job and winning an art award!!! what a wonderful week!!!

    Congrats and she will have a wonderful future!!! you are a great Mom and it shows...

    Hugs
    Diana

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  21. Thank you so much Susan.

    Oh Rosemary, how awful having a dog run out when your daughter was doing her driving test.
    I look forward to seeing all your delightful crowns.

    Many thanks Jeanne, for your visit today.

    Thank you Diana, for your kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  22. She is so adorable! I mean, grown up and lovely! Congratulations to her and her supportive parents! XO Trish

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  23. Hi Carolyn, Big Congratulations to your very talented daughter on the Gordon Harris Award. I know you and your hubby are very proud as you should be. Also, another Congrats on passing her driving test. Not an easy time with every move being watched. But she did well and horray once again!
    So glad she is working now and found her job that she loves. That is so wonderful in life. I can so relate to that in many ways.
    I have written on the wall in my studio a verse my dad said to me many years ago. He said," find what you love to do and you will never work a day of your life"

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments always encourage me and inspire!!
    Best wishes to your dear daughter and much success always.
    Big hugs from Texas!
    your friend, Celestina Marie

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  24. Many thanks Trish, for your kind words and visiting me today.

    Thank you Celestina Marie, and that is such a lovely verse your Dad said to you all those years ago.
    I appreciate your friendship and the encouraging words for Victoria.
    I love all the beautiful things you have been making.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. You must be so proud. She is beautiful. I am very happy for you both. Blessings, Martha

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  26. Oh Carolyn...I am so happy for Victoria. What a wonderful accomplishment! You deserve to be so proud! You did have a hand in her success...
    So happy she can drive now...so nice for her to have that independence...nerve-racking for parents for the first little while though!
    Love the picture of her...very sweet!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  27. What clever and gorgeous girl, she must take after her Mum :-) You must be very proud of her.

    Felicitations to Victoria and hope that the new job is all that she wants it to be.

    Bisous, Leeann

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  28. Many thanks Martha, that is so kind of you to visit and I appreciate your comments.

    Thank you Nancy, for your friendship and yes, we are very proud of Victoria.

    Always great to have a visit from you Leeann and many thanks for the encouraging and kind words you left for V.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  29. Hi Carolyn, Thank you! don't forget to add your self to my followers, i didn't see you on there...I'm not opening a new blog I'm just changing the way I do things on this one. see ya next week! hugs, Jennifer

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  30. I'm so delighted to read this post Carolyn, hooray for Miss Victoria & her lovely Mum!
    Millie ^_^

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  31. Ow, you've got such an adorable daughter, Carolyn. I guess I know where she gets that beauty from :p You must be one proud mom!

    Congratz on her graduation and best of luck for her!

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  32. Oh Well Done Victoria! Hearty Congratulations! Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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  33. How wonderful for your daughter. I am sure you are very proud of her.
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  34. Oh, you must be one of the proudest moms in the world, dear Carolyn - wonderful! I send lots of congratulations to you and to Victoria! And I hope you had gorgeous Easter-Days, too! Sorry that I needed a bit time to visit your blog again - Easter-days were very buzy (but fine!) and next week we will make a little journey, so I'm buzy (but happy) now, too. :o)
    Lots of hugs, Traude

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  35. Oh, and I forgot to say: My husband is collecting Terry Pratchett books, too, and I also like them very much (but they are not all purple ;o)) He reads them in German language and as well in English (but this is not always easy because the protagonists sometimes speak with a broken nose, without teeth etc. So I prefer to read Pratchett in german language ;o))
    xx traude

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  36. You really must be a proud mum! What an achievement... congrats to Victoria! She is indeed a talented lady :)

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  37. Hi Jennifer,

    I thought I was following your blog, but I will make sure I am.
    Thanks and I hope that your painting week, goes well.

    Many thanks Millie, always great to hear from you and for your kind words.

    Thank you Fe, that is so sweet of you.

    Thank you Lynda, for your visit and kind words for V.

    Many thanks Gwendolyn, and yes we are proud parents.

    thank you so much Traude, for your very kind words ~ glad that you had a lovely Easter and now I wish you a happy journey away.
    Yes, the Terry Pratchett books are great, but ours are in English, would not be able to read them in German.

    Many thanks Haute-World for your visit and kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  38. Congratulations Victoria! I like her style already ;)

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  39. Many thanks Patty for your visit and I look forward to coming to say hello to you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  40. She looks like a cutie! Congratulations to your daughter, you must be so proud of her.

    Karen

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  41. And you rightfully should be proud!
    Vitoria is a very beautiful and accomplished gal, who wouldn't be proud? :-)

    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Anne

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  42. Congratulations to your beautiful and talented daughter.

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  43. Just had to pop in to let you know how much I appreiciate your sweet caring comment about my daughter's migraines. Yes we have had her eyes checked and all is well that way...that is the first thing I thought of too.
    What a blessing you have been to me..I thank you so much for your sweet friendship. xoxoxoo

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  44. Many thanks Karen and yes, we are proud of V.

    Thank you Anne, have loved seeing all your photos of Warrenton. Looked like you all had a lot of fun.
    Also love your new booth.

    Thank you Terra, kind of you to visit.

    Hi Koralee,

    I must have been writing to you the same time as you were visiting me.
    Thank you sweet friend, and I really hope that you can get the Doctors help for your daughters migraine. Keeping you in my thoughts.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  45. wow, this is great news! I'm envious for girls who get to work in the fashion field. How inspiring!

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  46. Kudos to your darling Victoria! How proud you must be of her...she looks so happy in the photo! And she should be with all her accomplishments.
    Daughters are such a delight, aren't they?
    I wish her the very best as she starts out on her new adventure: life!

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  47. What an eccentric daughter you have there!

    How wonderful that she is working already, doing what she loves to do!!!! :)

    I hope that you have had a wonderful Easter Holiday!!!!! :)


    C

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  48. Victoria darling congratulations on this huge achievement. Receiving the Gordon Harris Award, passing your full drivers test and landing a job at once must be very exciting. I wish you success in life and in your career. . So, for this special celebratory occasion , I am raising my teacup and I tilt my tiara to you lovely Victoria.

    Congratulations proud mummy.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  49. Oh YAY! Congratulations, Victoria! What a great way to start a year of new beginnings.

    Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Judging by your scrumptious buns and chocolate eggs, I'd say you most certainly did. :D

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  50. Thank you Gleenn for your visit.

    Many thanks Barbara, for your kind words.

    Thank you Charity for visiting me today.

    How lovely to have a visit from you Duchess and thanks for raising your teacup and tilting your tiara, for Victoria.

    Many thanks Bella, for your visit and kind words.
    Yes, I did eat too much chocolate and Easter buns, and that is why I am doing some walking now.
    I hope that your Easter break away, was wonderful.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  51. How wonderful! Congrats to your daughter on her new job, her award, and passing her driving test! I know you and hubby must be proud:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  52. Many thanks Kim and blessings to you.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  53. Carolyn, your daughter is so cute and very pretty!
    How wonderful that she has a job and a driver's license, woo hoo!!!
    Congratulations to her, how proud you must be!!!
    Well done Mom and Dad!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  54. Carolyn amor, I just wanted to wish you a beautiful weekend and hope you have some lovely sunshine! Thank you for your visit amor, I always smile when I see your name on my comments :) Besos, Rose

    ps...Pudge is a lil fru fru chic isn't she :)

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  55. Me again!
    btw didn’t include you in the current awards list over at my place cos it’s just for recently discovered blogs and I’ve known you ~ and yr wonderful blog ~ for oooh ages!!
    Must rush now- am off on business! Have a lovely day!
    In haste
    XOXO LOLA:)

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  56. Many thanks Margaret, kind of you to visit.

    Thanks rtvgvb772.

    Hi Rose,

    Pudge is a little fru fru chic, for sure and thanks for you visit and I wish your a great weekend.

    Have a wonderful weekend Nora and Lola and I understand about your awards, great to have you as a blog friend.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  57. Congrats to sweet Victoria on her degree and award! That is wonderful, Carolyn!!! She looks really cute!
    I hope that you had a marvelous Easter!!!
    Hugs,
    Christina
    oxoxo

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  58. Dear Carolyn!

    I want first to say congratulations to Victoria for all her successes! You must be so thrilled and proud!

    This is great she found a job she loves. I wish her a lot of success in her new job.

    Big big hugs,
    Sophie.

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  59. Thanks Christina, dear friend.
    I hope that you had a lovely birthday and enjoying life at 40!

    Many thanks, Together we save.

    Dear Sophie,

    Thank you for your kind words, you left. I hope that you and Malko are doing well.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  60. How exciting for her! She is beautiful Carolyn.

    Have a wonderful weekend. ~Melissa :)

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  61. Congratulations to your daughter! It sounds like you have much to be proud of in your daughter. I hope she has lots of fun on her new journey!

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  62. Hi Carolyn

    Congratulations with your beautifull and clever daughter.So wonderfull for her to recieve such an award.And then a job, that is so wonderfull for her.
    Blessings and all the best for her.
    xoxo Dorthe

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  63. Many thanks Melissa and I hope that you have a lovely weekend too.

    Thank you Sares, and yes, we are proud of what Victoria has achieved and how hard she has worked.

    Thank you Dorthe, I appreciate your kind words for Victoria.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  64. Oh, she is AMAZAING! Victoria is for "victory" and it is so wonderful to see her prosper and achieve every dream that she has. I think it is largerly because of you too. It takes a great mother to raise a great daughter. Congratulations to both of you!:-)
    Thank you so very much for your kind and wonderful wishes on the opening of my Atelier. :-) I promise to make a post with lots of pictures about it very soon.Wishing you wonderful, sunny and happy weekend!:-)

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  65. How cute is she??????? Well your raising her well and instilling her with good taste paid off.....And the award is icing on the cake........
    Congratulations!!!!!Maryanne xo

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  66. carolyn, we can see her wings spreading and the wind picking up....

    congrats on all.

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  67. Many thanks dear Anya, for your very kind words, I appreciate you visiting today.
    Would love to see photos of the new Atelier and I wish you all the very best with your new venture.
    Happy weekend

    Thank you Maryanne, for your kind note, you left today.

    Thank you Janean and I appreciate your friendship.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  68. how wonderful! congratulations to your daughter xo

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  69. thank you G and congratulations for featuring in Lucky.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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