Monday, 20 September 2010

Something's missing

... and that something is a certain 20 year old boy. We loaded up the car yesterday and trekked up the A1 to Sheffield with all his belongings. Not the most comfortable of journeys, I don't recommend being in the back seat surrounded by boxes and bags with a guitar resting on one shoulder but when you are the smallest one in the family, you become the one who has to fit into whatever space is left.
The house he is staying in this year must have been wonderful when it was first built. It's a 3 storey Victorian house with sweeping gravel drive, impressive front door with large bay windows either side. But before you get visions of grandeur, remember that it is now STUDENT accommodation! It's been divided up into 18 bedrooms. Yes it is large! 3 flats of 6 bedrooms each. Once you get in through that front door, it loses some of its former glory! Well, quite a lot of it really. But it was clean and simply furnished and within easy walking of uni so he seems very happy there.
I've been a bit preoccupied in the last few days with last minute shopping and cooking all his favourite meals and getting all his washing and ironing up to date, so I've fallen a bit behind with by blog-hopping. Apologies to all for lack of comments, I will be gradually going through what I have missed!
So whilst I was feeling a bit deflated and moping about feeling very 'empty nesty', you can imagine how my spirits lifted to find that the lovely Karen had given me an award. Thanks Karen, it was just what the doctor ordered!



And so I will now pass it onto Amy and Abi . Although I have to say that I would have liked to have passed it onto every one of those friends I have made through blogging - it's so nice to have met you all and I love starting my day with catching up with what everyone has been doing and making.

7 comments:

Sian said...

I was thinking about you on your delivery mission yesterday. I hope he has a good year ahead of him! And, yes, this is definitely a very friendly blog.

scrappyjacky said...

The award is definately deserved,Deb.....and you'll have to keep very busy with crafting over the next few days....I expect he's settled back into the routine already.

Deb said...

Well this will be a transition week for you, Deb. Keep your chin up!!! xoxo

Ruth said...

He'll be home again before you know it, and with all his dirty washing in tow!

Amy said...

Deb I'm sorry you have a bit of a desolate feeling - you are bringing back memories of when I had to travel a long way for Uni and leave my parents and my siblings behind. I'm glad the award has cheered you up - I love to visit your blog and thank you for passing it on to me!

humel said...

Aw hun, I was thinking of you too xx Congrats on your well-deserved award :-)

Rachel B said...

Sending virtual hugs Deb and congrats on the blog award :)