This will be a short column (you should see Jill’s huge smile) as I am writing it on Wednesday morning before leaving on our 3-day trip with the graduates. We are going to Ocean City, NJ at the kind invitation of Helen to stay at their summer house.
Yesterday we had a fantastic “English afternoon tea.” The 9 graduates partnered up with younger classers (not mover-uppers) and 4 siblings and baked “fairy” cakes, scones and made egg salad and cucumber finger sandwiches. We dressed for the occasion with hats and various attire deemed suitable for dining with bone china and embroidered table cloths. Pictures will be on display next week!
Moving up week is going well and yesterday I heard many great excited comments about the “awesomeness” of classes being visited by mover-uppers.
Despite the rain, everyone is having a great time on the graduate trip. I asked them each to tell me one word describing the trip so far and here is what they said, “smashing, fun, crashing, crunching, funny, giggling, fun for one day and tragic because I have to leave, and a great surprise.” Don’t be alarmed by the crashing and crunching—the house next door is being demolished. My quote is that the house is wonderful and Helen is a fantastic host.