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 thoughts on “Room With A View

  • June 28, 2007 at 6:26 pm
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    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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  • June 28, 2007 at 9:33 pm
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    There are indeed! Grades comes 1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd, pass. So he did rather well :)

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  • June 29, 2007 at 8:37 am
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    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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  • June 29, 2007 at 3:05 pm
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    Thank you for the explanation! I’d read of firsts, but never knew exactly how it all worked.

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  • June 29, 2007 at 8:44 pm
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    You’re not near the Blackdown Hills, are you? (My parents-in-law live in Luppitt.)

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  • June 29, 2007 at 9:08 pm
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    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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  • July 2, 2007 at 1:14 pm
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    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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  • July 2, 2007 at 1:21 pm
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    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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