Yesterday I was struggling to think about what I might write for this post. I put a few words down, deleted them and then put a few more words down and then deleted them and gave up and carried on with my day!
This morning though whilst having my coffee I picked up the phone to find the big man had texted, a picture, proof that he’d started his packing. The sign that his first year at university had come to an end. There’d been a big build up to this point, the end of exams a couple of weeks ago allowing him to let his hair down and with folk gradually leaving for home he was starting to feel a little melancholy.
Offering some fatherly advice back I texted back. Looking forward to having you home. It’s come round so quick. Make the most of your day today, but don’t be sad 🙂 Just enjoy the calm, the peace, reflect and success of completing your first year! What an achievement! See you tomorrow.
Going to be odd being back to the four of us, I’d like to say I’d got the portion control right on the cooking front whilst he’s been away. I haven’t, so it will be good for the waste line to have the fourth mouth to hoover the extras up. I have though, got used to the milk not disappearing and cereal not disappearing so quickly. You think a plague of locusts has attacked the Muesli when he visits…I’m now thinking we should have got more in.
My youngest son finishes his first set of exams for this Monday, and as the resident IT manager in the house it’s been my job to go through the computing science past papers. I’m amazed at the level and how relevant it is to the day job. I don’t remember my equivalent exam back in the day and certainly don’t remember my dad sitting beside me as we tackled the past papers. It’s been a slog but we’ve got through it.
So although it’s the end of May…it feels like the start of something new, the boys both coming to an end of their academic years and the idea of a break sounds nice.
And the red buses? It’s random I know. they were just so cheery seeing them just round the corner near the church today. Big old red London buses in Edinburgh. I had to stop and take a picture! Happy weekend folks.
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.
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