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Saturday, 13 August 2011

"She's A Star - She's My Star!"

Hallo everyone! I hope you're all having a relaxing weekend with those that you love.

I hope you'll forgive me today if I write as a very proud grandma of my number 1 granddaughter!

We have just heard that she has attained an A* (the highest mark) in her French International GCSE Exam -  and bear in mind she is only 13!  This Exam is usually taken at 15 and these are the Exams that are taken before they go on to study for their 'A' levels.

Eleanor moved to France with her mum and dad when she was six years old and has worked so very hard ever since then really.  In France they get so much homework, certainly compared to here in England.  I was always staggered by the amount that she had to study at home!

She is a lovely girl and I know that, if she were to meet you all, she would chat and chat and chat!! (She takes after my lovely son-in-law, as he loves to talk! My husband is quiet so, when they are all here staying with us, I think it's wonderful).

So, many congratulations to my much loved granddaughter - I guess we will have to hit the shops when I come over to Paris in two weeks time! :)









From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?
Karen Mortensen

A granddaughter is a gift from above ... one to cherish and to love.
Author Unknown

44 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Such a bright and beautiful young lady.I know how proud you are!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

She is a lovely girl.

Well done to her
that is a fantastic result.

You have every right to be proud!


Fiona

Claudia Moser said...

Such a wonderful post! She is a lovely girl indeed! You go to Paris? Funnily enough Peter and I are also pondering with the idea of returning to Paris in 2 weeks ... maybe! Let's see!

Thisisme. said...

Linda - good to see you here today! Yes, we grandma's know what it's like to be proud, don't we?!

Raindrops and Daisies - Thanks Fiona! She did well, didn't she?! Bit dreary over here today again I'm afraid.

Claudia - that you. Yes, I fly to Paris on Monday 21st and return on the 1st Sept. Gawgus will be going away for 4 days whilst I'm there, so I won't have any transport during those few days. Anyway, as you say, we'll see ....

orchid said...

My Dear Lady,
Congratulations!!!
Oh, what a proud grandmother you are!!! She sure looks a GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL young lady♡♡♡

Yes, time flies and children grow fast, aren't they♬♬♬
Blessing to you and your family,
Hugs, xoxo Orchid.

SkippyMom said...

How proud you must be This! That is absolutely fabulous. Please tell her a big CONGRATULATIONS from over here!

Smart and beautiful! What a wonderful combination. :)

Hugs to all!

Grammy Goodwill said...

That's wonderful news. Congratulations to your lovely granddaughter.

Thisisme. said...

Orchid - your comments always make me smile as soon as I see them, with all the little hearts and musical notes! Time does indeed fly my friend. (Not so good when you get to my age! Hee Hee!!). Yes, I am very proud grandma today. Hugs to you and I hope the Obon goes well for you.

SkippyMom - I've told her to read my post today, so she will see all the comments! We all think our children/grandchildren are very special, don't we, and quite rightly so! Hope you're enjoying your weekend with Squirrel back home with you at the moment. Hugs.

Thisisme. said...

GrammyGoodwill - Hi there! Good to see you here today. Thank you very much.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well done to your granddaughter. :)

Shelly said...

Congrats to a beautiful girl, and you have every right to be proud of her! I teach 13- 14 year olds, and I know how much they don't like to do homewark at that age, so this is a momentous accomplishment.

Dizzy C said...

Congrats to your grand daughter and all her hard work!
Lovely photos.

carol

Thisisme. said...

LindyLouMac in Italy - thank you. Hope all is well with you over there in sunny Italy.

Shelly - thank you so much for that lovely comment! I must say, I don't envy you teaching 13 - 14 year olds! Quite an awkward age, isn't it, with all the hormones raging away!

Dizzy - thank you Carol and glad you liked the photos. Have a super weekend.

Shady Del Knight said...

I'm so glad you're telling us more about Eleanor, your lovely #1 granddaughter. My goodness how proud you must be of her. Students who are challenged with lots of homework usually respond well. They rise to the challenge, develop good habits, and go on to become competent, career minded adults. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement, Eleanor!

Retired English Teacher said...

She is beautiful and smart. She take after you.

rainbow said...

Congratulations to your granddaughter and her accomplishment. It has to be traits she gets from her grandmother. Enjoy your up coming trip, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

MAKE IT A GREAT WEEKEND AND BLESSED SUNDAY
raimbow (Momma Lyn)

Maria said...

What a smart girl! Congratulations to her! I can't wait to be a grandmother; it sounds so delightful! But I must wait a while longer, my boys are still in college. Enjoy your trip to Paris!

Bouncin' Barb said...

This...I do know of the pride you have for her!!! Rightfully so too! It's amazing how she's done this at only 13. Wow. We grandma's have some awesome grandkids don't we? They get it from somewhere!!! I love the picture of you two with her lonnnng legs. She's going to be very tall! This made me smile today!

Desiree said...

Congratulations to your beautiful granddaughter on her outstanding achievement! And how exciting that you'll soon be joining them all in Paris for a holiday! Hit those shops, Gran!

Becky said...

Wow!! Congratulations to your beautiful granddaugter!! That sounds like quite an accomplishment! :)

Thisisme. said...

Shady - thank you so much for your congratulations to Eleanor my friend. That's interesting to read your comments about pupils who get lots of homework usually responding well. That would be good. She certainly deserves to do well, with all the hard work that she has put in! Enjoy your weekend dear Tom.

Retired English Teacher - thank you! Not so sure that her grandma is very smart!! Oh well!

rainbow - thank you so much for your lovely comments. Blessings to you too my friend.

Maria - it really is the very best thing being a grandma! You will have to be patient for a while!! But when it happens, it will be wonderful for you;.

Bouncin'Barb - yes, we have awesome grandchildren!! Her legs are so long. They come up to my waist. Hee Hee!! Glad it made you smile today.

Desiree - thank you so much! Yes, I am looking forward to my Paris trip. Carol's book arrived in the post today, and you and I (as Desiree and thisisme) got a mention!! Yay! Shame on you for not joining in with her mini-skirt competition. LOL! Seriously, that must have been SO humiliating for you what you talked about in one of your comments. Not good!

Becky - yes, she did so well, didn't she?! Lovely to see you here today. Hugs. Expect you are still on a high after your vacation. Hope the new job is going well for you.

Chatty Crone said...

What a blessing grand daughters are! You are so right. I want one!
Congrats to her A!!!

Sush said...

Beauty and brains abound in your family...congratulations to Eleanor. What a lovely time you have to look forward to in France!

Hugs~

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's a great time of life isn't it when we can enjoy the accomplishments of our grandchildren. Congratulations to your beautiful and bright Eleanor.

Aunt Amelia said...

Smart and beautiful! Doesn't get any better than this. :-)

Oh I hope you will have time to *take us with you,* when you go to Paris in a couple of weeks. We spent 8 fantastic days there, in 1999. I'd love to *re-visit,* through your camera lens and words.

Oh and btw, we did not just hit tourist spots. I didn't want to, and the museums were on strike anyway. I wanted to see "the real Paris," and was lucky enough to be emailing with a young French man, who met with us 3 times, and took us around, to "the real Paris." he even gave us advice, ahead of time, on what area to get a hotel in. How lucky is that, hu? :-)

More Congratulations to your lovely Grand!

Gentle hugs...

Gawgus things... said...

Let's not forget she actually scored 100% as well :)

Odie Langley said...

That was quite an accomplishment for her at 13. Congratulations to her and I know grandma is soooooooo proud. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Odie

Life 101 said...

Congrats to your granddaughter. She's a lovely girl.
Have fun in Paris. My wife Jilda and I would love to visit Paris. We may have to knock off a bank to fund the trip so we're weighing the pros and cons of that approach :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

congrats to your granddaughter - and how proud you are (and rightly so). i would love to meet your family but since that is probably no possible, i'm so glad that i get to "meet" them here.

Annie Joy said...

Congratulations to you and your granddaughter! I'm looking forward to reading more about her! Annie

kneesandpaws said...

That's fantastic news! Congratulations to your sweet granddaughter. What a wonderful, happy event to share with us. I hope your weekend is full of uplifting feelings and that your trip to Paris arrives in the blink of an eye.

Olive Cooper said...

Good for her! I know you are so proud.

Glenda said...

I know how proud you must be of her! It's nice when you hear how hard they're working - it gives us hope for our future and theirs!

Duncan D. Horne said...

It must be great being a grandma!

The children here in Malaysia take suitcases to school and come home with tonnes of homework too!

Duncan In Kuantan

Thisisme. said...

Chatty - you are funny! Perhaps you'll get a granddaughter one day. If not you can borrow one of mine. LOL!!

Sush - thank you! Yes, I'm looking forward to hitting Paris. Not long now!

Pat Mackenzie - you're so right. It is a lovely time of life when we have the grandchildren. Hope you're enjoying your weekend over there.

Aunt Amelia - thank you for your lovely comments. Gosh, that must have been wonderful to see the 'real' Paris. Weren't you the lucky one?! Lovely to see you here today.

Gawgus things - lovely to see you here today. I've missed you! Isn't it lovely how everyone has made such lovely comments.

Odie - yes, she did so well. Thank you for your kind comments, and I hope that your studying is going well!

Life 101 - Thank you so much for stopping by today Rick. Perhaps you'll have to buy a lottery ticket!! Don't think the bank is a good idea. Hee Hee!!

Teresa - thank you for those sweet comments my friend. I would like to meet your family as well but, as you say, we can 'meet' our families through our blogs. Hope you are feeling okay and having a relaxing weekend.

SO MANY LOVELY COMMENTS FROM THIS POST. I WILL REPLY TO THE OTHERS IN A LITTLE WHILE!

Manzanita said...

Congratulations to your Granddaughter for her high marks and congrats to you for "having" such a gorgeous Granddaughter. You all must have such a lively time at family dinners.

Thisisme. said...

Annie Joy - thank you so much. Lovely to see you here today.

kneesandpaws - thank you my friend. It was lovely news, wasn't it?! Her mum has since pointed out to me that she got 100%, which sounds pretty good to me! Hope you're enjoying the weekend over there.

Olive - thank you so much my friend, and thank you for popping across to leave your comment.

Glenda - it really does give you hope for the future, doesn't it? Sometimes the youngsters get a pretty rough press, but, hopefully, the majority of them are decent, hardworking, thoughtful young people.

Duncan - it really IS the best being a grandma. I'm sure your mum and dad would agree with that! Thank you so much for coming along today.

Manzanita - So lovely to hear from you today. I think she is gorgeous, but, of course, I'm rather biased. Hee Hee! Hope all is well with you.

BECKY said...

How wonderful! And you live near enough to go visit her...in FRANCE! Yay!!

Thisisme. said...

Becky - thank you so much. Yes, it's only an hours flight over to Paris. :)

vintch said...

huge congrats! you are obviously super proud, as you should be! such a lovely girl--she has more drive and ambition at 13 than i do at 24:) lovely tribute!

lyndylou said...

Wow! Well done to your lovely granddaughter, what an achievement :)

Thisisme. said...

lyndylou - lovely to see you! Yes, she did very well, didn't she. We are so pleased for her. It will give her confidence now.

vintch - thank you so much for that lovely comment my friend. Yes, I'm a very proud grandma and can't wait to spend some more time with her next week.

Susan said...

Congratulations to your Granddaughter! She's so cute! What an accomplishment at a young age.

Carol Wyer said...

MASSIVE congratulations - you must be the proudest Grandmother ever- that is one heck of an achievement young lady- nice to know you have inherited your Grandmother's brains ;)
I am so thrilled for you all. Well done XXXXX