Friday, 18 September 2015


Our son is busy packing and sorting ready to be dropped off at his student accomodation tommorow.




The years seem to have flown by.



I know he will do well at uni he has always had top grades and had the highest grades at college and won awards for his work, just for bloggers who didn't know he want to be in the media industry, recently he and his friend were asked to make a video for the BBC which they did, he is a very clever boy.

I am trying to keep busy I don't want to go all emotional on him, it will obviously be strange he is my only child (hubby has 2 from another marriage) , but he needs to be independant and lead his own life.

Anyway he is only 10 minutes down the road, so we will seem him regularly.

I just baked some Chocolate chip muffins, some fruit cakes and some iced buns, he will be taking some of those tommorow to share with his new house mates.



We popped to Homebase this morning and I was lucky enough to spot these.


Another edition for the Herb garden.





 And a Gooseberry Bush reduced to £2.50, we have room at the back of the garden for 5 maybe 6 fruit bushes, we will be going back to the garden centre we visited yesterday sometime to get some others.







We will be off to visit the carboot sales at the weekend.

Have a great weekend.








19 comments:

  1. It's a fantastic opportunity for him. I'm sure he will thrive. Well done on your bargains. X

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  2. Our eldest 2 loved Uni and all the fun that goes with it. Our youngest didn't want the debt. I'm sure your son will enjoy it and do well too. Hope you find some bargains at the car boot. Fingers crossed for a fine morning.

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    1. Thankyou Sue,we were going to pay for it but he was adamant he was doing it, so we had no choice but to let him, weather is looking good for tommorow, hopefully I can find something this time.

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  3. We've just been through this with our eldest. I'm sure your boy will have a great time and love every minute. Hope you are OK too :o)

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  4. When my youngest went off to uni it took me nine months to get used to him not coming in from school each afternoon. One of the things I missed most was his laughter - if something amused him on TV, for instance, you could hear him laughing all over the house. We were determined not to encroach on his new space by suggesting visits, but he always invited us up for a mid-term weekend visit which was a great joy (and compliment). That was 20+ years ago - we learn to adapt to new situations. Good luck to you all.

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    1. Hi Sara we will let him get on with it, he knows he can come over any time, we won't pester him, he says he will come home in the holidays. Thankyou for good luck wishes,x

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  5. He will be fine & have the time of his life, you are obviously very proud of him & you will be fine too. P.S keep that tarragon in the greenhouse until next year if the frosts get it it will be finished xx

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    1. Thankyou Jo & thanks for the Tarragon advice, I actually planted it out, so I will have to dig it back up, perhaps I should grow that one in a pot and then I can easily take it in and out x

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  6. awww it must be so exiting for him :) at least he knows he can come back hoe at any time, and you'll keep him well stocked up on baked goods :) xx

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    1. Yes your right and yes I love baking and he loves eating it :-) x

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  7. I wish your son all the very best and lots of fun to temper the hard work over the next 3 years. I do understand how you are feeling, Marlene, it felt very strange when my own two left home and REALLY strange when my son went to live in Sydney, Australia. You are lucky that your son will be close by and pop back to see you. He sounds like a lovely independent young man. Hugs to you all x

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    1. Hi Angie, Australia that is such a long way, do you do Skype? Thanks for your lovely kind words xx

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    2. No, Marlene, we don't know how to Skype and although P is an IT manager/software designer he has shown no inclination to persuade us :(

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  8. Us mums know exactly how you're feeling! 2 out of our 3 went to uni and it didn't get amy easier leaving them. However they do make lots of friends and have a whale of a time! Plus their time there actually flies by!

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    1. Thankyou , yes it was hard but I was good and didn't have any tears, we had lots of cuddle x

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