Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England



Today’s the day Tom got his GCSE results

I drove him over to school this morning to collect them, we parked up in the supermarket car park across the road from school and I was instructed to wait. So I waited, anxiously, as parents do; reflecting that it seems no time at all since his first day school, when he had to be peeled, clinging, from my leg by the headmistress. Now look at the size of him.

Eventually a text dropped into my phone, from Tom; it simply read Wooooohoooooo. Yes! my heart did swell with pride, and my eyes may have been a tad misty, but wait a minute, what  exactly does Wooooohooooo mean in teenage text talk? is it a variation on boohoo in which case I’d best prepare of incoming teenage angst.  I waited some more, knowing that Tom would now be lost in the ‘what ya get?’ conversations with his mates.  Impatient I rang Mr Uhdd to compare notes, but we were none the wiser, in the end I rang Tom.  Tom was a happy bunny, he was pleased with his grades, they weren’t what he expected mind; there gains and losses on what was predicted.  But now we know Whooooohoooooo is good.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

12 thoughts on “WoooooHooooooo

  1. Well done Tom! Woooohooooos from all of us here! x

  2. Well done, that lad! We had our woohoo moment two weeks ago when the Highers results came in – and what a relief it was!

  3. Well done! WooooHoooo here as well.

  4. Congratulations to Tom! I hope Spud gives him extra kisses for that.

  5. I don’t know much about your school systems, but this does appear to be good news. Woooohooo back to you!

  6. Hooray for the happy bunny!

  7. Good work all round! Congratulations to Tom, and well done to his Study Buddy too!

  8. Excellent news. Mrs Gadget loved this post and knows exactly what you were describing as you waited!

  9. The Cowboy says Yee-hah! Miss Sadie smiles knowingly, and the cat wishes to know more about this bunny. I am remembering this and that and misting just a bit. Congratulations to all. (Funny how it feels like this is one of the neighbor kids I’ve gotten to know. Blogging is odd, isn’t it?)

    • Blogging makes it a small world with a large community… (please no one tell Inspector Gadget I’ve engaged with the word ‘community,’ its not good for his blood pressure, he has to spend a lot of his time and effort, engaging with the community when he’d rather be catching the baddies, its a long story.)

  10. That’s brilliant news – congratulations to Tom!

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