Thank you for all your good wishes for Daniel as he headed off to university.
We set off nice and early yesterday morning and he was the first one in his house to arrive. He likes his room, he's got both a bath and a shower so he's pleased about that. This is the view from his window.
He'd got speaking to a few people who had arrived before we left and he had an event to attend last night as part of Freshers Week. There's lots going on, both during the day and each evening. Tonight he's going on a pub crawl around York. I think they may be expecting to lose a few along the way as this is the t-shirt they've all been given to wear.
There's a few meetings and introductory workshops this week, and then his lessons start properly next week. It may come as a bit of a shock to many of them after all the partying going on this week.
Memories! A great week am sure. My neighbour's daughter is also studying in York.ReplyDelete
I'm sure he'll enjoy this first week. From what I've seen, York is a great place to study. It helps that it's in such a great city too, I love York.Delete
Pleased to hear that Daniel is settling in. KL has her first lesson this afternoon. I know that she has Wednesdays and Fridays off, and today she is only in from 2pm-4pm! Very different from the timetable I had on my teaching degree!ReplyDelete
It sounds like KL has a great timetable, plenty of time for studying or doing other things. I hope her first lesson has gone well.Delete
What a scary T-shirt. Hope all goes well for Daniel on this new journey. Actually, and for the rest of the family with big changes in the years ahead as the children grow and mature.ReplyDelete
I laughed when I saw the t-shirt, they're not taking any chances. Thank you for your good wishes. We start all over again now with Eleanor sitting her GCSE's this school year.Delete
How exciting for him and for you. I remember when our daughter left for University, we were living in Izmir, Turkey (Mac was in the Army) and she had to fly back to Georgia. I had a friend meet her and drive up to the University with her. It was so hard putting her on that flight. But she survived, had a ball at school.ReplyDelete
Goodness, that must have been so scary for you all. It is an exciting time, lots of new experiences ahead for him, I just hope he grabs every opportunity with both hands.Delete
It looks, and sounds, like he got off to a good start. Flighty xxReplyDelete
I'm sure he'll have a great time, in between his studies.Delete
He'll have a whale of a time I'm sure Jo, and he isnt too far away from you should he ever need anything.ReplyDelete
He seems to be settling in well, and as you say, he isn't far away if there's anything he needs.Delete
Exciting times! I know he will love it. ... how about you?ReplyDelete
I think he'll have a great time, there's so many opportunities. I'm really pleased that he's gone to universitiy, I think it's a great experience for him and I've got to get used to him flying the nest at some time.Delete
I'm so glad it got off to a good start. That shirt is funny; my husband could have used one like that when he was in school. :)ReplyDelete
I laughed when I saw the t-shirt, I think they must be used to the antics of the Freshers by now.Delete
So many of my friends have children going off to University.ReplyDelete
I wish Daniel the very best of luck! It looks like a lovely campus.
Oh, I remember those days...some of the best ever.
It's been quite an exciting time, not only Daniel heading off to uni but lots of his friends too. Thank you for your good wishes. It's a wonderful campus, I must take some photos to share as it's all built around a lake.Delete
That T-shirt is great!!! I'm glad that Daniel has got nice accommodation and you feel confident that he's in the right place too. That must do quite a bit to calm any parental worries!!! All the best, JxReplyDelete
I think the fact that he got his first choice of uni, and the accommodation he wanted too, has eased my nerves, I don't think I'd have felt quite so calm if he was heading off to a uni which he wasn't so sure about.Delete
The tee-shirt is brilliant! I hope Daniel enjoys freshers' week and meets lots of new pals. :o)ReplyDelete
There's 16 of them in his house and they've all been hanging out together so far, but I'm sure they'll all split off in to their own little groups eventually. There'll be people he meets on his course as well as others from the clubs and societies he chooses to join too.Delete
Hi Jo, sorry I have not been in touch with you in regards to the lovely prize I won with your giveaway, I had a family emergency back in the States, do you have an email that I can send my address to?ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear about your family emergency. My email address is in my sidebar, I'll get your prize sent off as soon as I receive your address.Delete
Ahhh, Freshers Week, I remember it well (for me it was very recent indeed!) - it's the time when you get fed up of telling people what your name is, where you're from and what you're studying! But it is also deeply enjoyable as you begin to meet those people who will become an important part of your life - personal and academic - for the next three years.ReplyDelete
Glad he's settling in and it's all going well. It won't be long until you find a visitor on your doorstep with a mountain of laundry though, I'm sure ;-)
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I think he'll probably save up the laundry for me, though he might surprise me and learn how to use a washing machine, who knows? I know he's enjoying getting to meet new people, it's all so exciting and new at the moment.Delete
Lord, fresher's week - that takes me back! I'm glad the drop off went smoothly. I hope you're ok and not missing him too much, At least he's only an hour away at most - he'll probably be home in a few weeks with his washing! xReplyDelete
We're only half an hour away at the most, door to door to the university, so it's not bad. I actually got four glasses out when I was setting the table last night, I think it will take some getting used to him not being here. I'm sure he'll be home just as soon as he needs a load of washing doing.Delete
Glad it all went well with the drop-off and the accommodation looks and sounds good. You must have peace of mind knowing Daniel got his first choice and he's looking forward to his studies and the social aspects of uni life. An amusing t-shirt! Hope he enjoys Freshers' Week and soon settles in.ReplyDelete
It sounds as though he's having a great time this week, but I think he's looking forward to getting on with the studying aspect of uni life.Delete
What a tshirt!ReplyDelete
I hope he didn't need to use it to get him home again!
I think he was fine getting home, but apparently someone from his house had to go to hospital. Say no more.Delete