Yesterday I joined the thousands of hanky waving mothers as Peter drove away back to Swansea to begin his second year of studies. I had a rare day off work. Firstly to help with packing and those final walks around to make sure nothing was left behind, as I for one do know the cost of postage these days! Secondly I knew I would not be fit company for the duration of his journey. I had a text from Exeter letting me know all was well so far and I finally exhaled an enormous sigh of relief at 7.15pm after a quick call to say he had arrived safely.
The student rental house will have 5 physicists sharing. Oh my goodness, you could write a television sitcom about that…. oh, but that’s been done already! First reports are that It is a fantastic house fitted out with washing machine and dishwasher. I wish them all the very best for the year ahead and a happy time in their new home.
Being busy at work today the time just flew by. Now I keep wondering if I should be doing anything to prepare for next week. I suppose I associate the student life with packing and moving as Peter and many other young adults have done. But I’m already here! The campus is about quarter of a mile away and can be seen quite clearly from the end of the road! I have enrolled online, bought the recommended books (second hand through Amazon), I’ve even got a Onesie! I’m like one of those kids dressed and ready at the door raring to go on the first day of school.
So there’s nothing else to be done, I will have a glass of wine, watch a detective show and chill out with the cat.