We returned from our summer holiday on 3rd September which just happens to be our eldest sons birthday. Our first 'little bundle of joy' has just turned 19! And after passing his A'levels this summer he has just started a three year degree course in Computer Games Art at Uni. Exciting times for him but mixed feelings for me - I'm so going to miss him.
On 25th Sept we packed up the car with all his art equipment, laptop, suitcases, bedding and kitchen paraphernalia and set off on our two hour journey. Our first stop was at the Uni to formally enroll. The place was absolutely buzzing with students and it felt quite exiting - a new and exciting beginning for him. He can't wait to get started on his course and is really looking forward to his first project. After enrolling on his course and signing up for the doctor, dentist, insurance etc we picked up the keys for his digs and went to see where he will be living for the next year! He was understandably anxious though about his accommodation and who he would be sharing with. It's one thing leaving home to live with friends or girlfriend but quite another to move into a house with two strangers! As it happens it has worked out really well and the two lads he is in with are both good guys and they seem to get on.
My other two 'little ones' started back at school on 7th September. MissG has just started her options for her GCSE's and is particularly enjoying doing her art and textile lessons. She is getting much more homework this year which is fine if it's art and textiles but quite another thing if it's maths or world history! I'm afraid I'm not much help to her as history is one of my weakest subjects. Guy has just started in sixth form and his subject choices sound really interesting. He is doing psychology and sociology and he comes home with lots of interesting facts. I'm probably going to learn a thing or two over the coming year!
The last week of September was amazing. We had a whole week of really hot, summery weather and we had to dig our sandals out again! On the Saturday night we managed to cut the grass and sit out on the patio for an evening barbecue before the rain and wind came on Sunday.