31 In Misc


We received some very exciting and bittersweet news a few weeks ago.  Carol was accepted into United World College. You can read more about the program, but I won’t bore you.  Carol will technically be a junior in high school next year,  so this is more of a college preparatory school.  She was accepted at the Atlantic College Campus.  It’s located in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, in St. Donats Castle.  St. Donats was built in the 12th century, and of course comes with lots of great ghost stories.

We are all so proud of her–it’s such an accomplishment.

Jane and I are still in shock from the news, and trying to imagine how we are going to adjust to life without Carol here?!  Expect lots of seaside blogging in the next couple of years!  Here are some more photos of the campus–what an experience she will have!!

She leaves in August–I will treasure every moment until then…..

  • kaye i
    May 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh wow! Congratulations, to Carol! Good luck to her and have fun 🙂

    And congrats to you too, Judy… on raising such an outstanding young lady!

  • madeleine gallay
    May 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Bittersweet .. if you’ve done a beautiful job, they’re free to fly away.

    And then it gets richer.

    Daughters are forever.

  • DaphneOP
    May 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm



  • Sarah Klassen
    May 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hello Judy,

    How lucky Carol is — what an experience this will be! No doubt she is excited and probably nervous at the thought of leaving such a loving family. I can completely understand and have a very close family as well. My younger brother is going off to school in the U.S soon and we are going to miss him terribly! No doubt you will be visiting Carol as much as possible and I look forward to hearing more — you are such a great family 🙂


  • laurren
    May 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Oh, my goodness! How wonderful! Congratulations to Carol! Can’t wait to hear more about it!


  • Patsy Ann
    May 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Flabbergastly wonderful! Oh… if I could be young again and have this kind of experience! How did Carol come by this idea of applying? I am so impressed!

  • Julie
    May 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations !


  • Miss cavendish
    May 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Great (bittersweet) news! I have friends who attended the Lester B. Pearson school in BC (Canada) and loved it. The IB curriculum (assuming that’s in place) is terrific too; I loved every minute.

  • style odyssey
    May 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    bittersweet indeed. congrats to carol, though! she’ll have an amazing time. the benefits will be worth the separation.
    my husband’s middle and high school experience (UK boarding schools) was similar to what carol is embarking on. he still talks about those incredible years.
    i hope carol has a wonderful summer before heading off to wales!

  • Katarina
    May 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    WOW!! It looks like Hogwarts!!
    Congratulations!! (:

    May 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    awww…yes, that must be bittersweet, but congrats to Carol 🙂 She will probably get lots of great memories and lots of important experiences 🙂

  • Pearl Westwood
    May 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I am sure she will have a fantastic time – just make sure to send her off with lots of warm clothes, Wales can get very cold! The setting is like a fairy-tale, but yes bittersweet not having her at home x

  • Janet
    May 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Congratulations to Carol! I have a friend who is an alum from that very UWC campus and he made friends for life. UWC has a really strong alumni network and many of them attend top shelf universities after.

  • TH
    May 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I have a couple of friends graduated from the same program a couple of years ago. Such an awesome experience she will have. Congrats!

  • Atlantis Home
    May 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It does look like Hogwart’s!

  • Samantha
    May 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    WOW! Congratulations to Carol! She is going to have such a great experience! You must be so proud of her! All the best! And enjoy these months left!


  • Atlantis Home
    May 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Patsy Ann–Her dad actually attended in 69’…..

  • Erin
    May 17, 2011 at 2:11 am

    This is such an amazing gift and experience for Carol! Tell her congratulations!


  • letiziabarcelona
    May 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

    lucky Carol, and congrats! As you said, you can be proud, its an accomplishment.

  • debbie
    May 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Good for her!!! She will make so many wonderful memories there. All the best to her.

  • cybill
    May 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Judy! I’m from the Philippines and I went to a UWC as well (to the Adriatic one in Italy). It was, by far, the best two years of my life. It was an incredible, life changing experience that so few get to have and I’m so happy for her! I know how competitive it is to get in. You must be so proud!

  • Miu
    May 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm


    I wish her a great time and many great experiences!

  • Amee
    May 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Congrats to Carol!!! I was thinking the same thing about this school looking like Hogwart’s lol. Judy, I wish your daughter safe travels and many beautiful experiences to come!!! 🙂

  • Jill
    May 18, 2011 at 10:59 am

    A toast to Carol!

  • Thebaghag
    May 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    WOW what a beautiful place to be! Im sure you’ll miss her, but I’m also excited for you and Jane– there’ll be wonderful chances to visit too 🙂 Envious!!

  • Holly
    May 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Oh wow, that looks like a wonderful experience. Congrats to Carol!

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    May 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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    May 19, 2011 at 12:06 am

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  • Aria
    May 19, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Congratulations! I have a few friends who are at UWC Atlantic, and a few friends who have graduated from there and other UWCs. It’s a great network that really goes with them even after they leave the school. I’m sure it’ll be a great experience for her!

  • Nelly
    May 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats to Carol, that’s so exciting! I know it’s bittersweet, but distance between a mother and daughter creates a whole different bond, it’s kind of nice 🙂

    This school looks amazing. I imagine this is what Hogwarts would look like.

  • Nicole
    May 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Looks like Hogwarts! Lucky girl!