To quote a Haircut 100 song, yesterday was a 'Fantastic Day'
We were up on the first day of the Half Term holiday, as if it were a school/work day and on the road by 8am......
I have been looking forward to this day for 5 weeks, since we dropped her off. Of course I've been squirrelling away a few bits for her, food, a few things she'd forgotten, birthday pressie's and cake, homemade brownies for her flat mates etc
The journey down is reasonably okay, just slows around Stonehenge but a 2hr trip door to door. Took this fab pic of a flock of birds flying over us whilst en route - zoom in if you can!
This is where she lives, on the ground floor. Her flat is the whole of the grey bit, in through the door on the right, bedrooms lead up the central corridor, then the end bit on the left is the kitchen from front to back and her room is around the back, gets the morning sun and is a little quieter on the whole.
So after dropping off all the stuff, we bused it into town, coffee and cake then a mooch around Reading, lunch along the river and then bused it back to the far side of campus, so we could walk back through and show Sam where everything was.
Her Hall is on the far side....
across the lake 'I fear' (another Haircut 100 reference - sorry!!), very picturesque really.
Then back to her room for a coffee, tested out the brownies and said our final farewells.
I knew she was okay, we talk often but it was so nice to see her in the flesh, to give her a big hug and see her chat away so happily. We did the research, visited on Open Day's, she worked hard, she ended up where she wanted to be, doing a course she's passionate about. It really is down to luck as to who you end up living with but she's in a good flat with nice people, some of whom she'll live with next year. She's made friends through her course and is the Student Rep for Economics for her year. She is settled, eating well, doing her washing!!! walking miles, making the most of the opportunities available to her, loving uni life and it makes me so very happy to see everything working out okay.
We have a day out in London booked in the diary for just 3 weeks time, as Reading is just a 20 minute train journey into the Capital. I might then pop down for a little Christmas shopping trip early December, help her choose a dress for her Christmas Formal!!
Any excuse to see my gorgeous, HAPPY girl xx