Daniel's just finished his second year at university and as he's changing accommodation again, last weekend was his moving out date for the house he's been sharing with five friends. He doesn't move in to his new house until September so I thought I might have him home for summer this year but that's not to be, he stayed from Saturday until Wednesday and then went back to stay with his girlfriend until he's able to move in to his own house.
His girlfriend has also changed accommodation but there was only the gap from Monday until Wednesday when she was without anywhere to live, and as she's American she doesn't have parents here to go home to so she came to stay with us too.
Daniel may not be home for Summer, but all his university paraphernalia is. These are the boxes taking up room in my conservatory, there's more upstairs in his bedroom and it's even spilled out on to the landing.
Goodness knows what the pink wig's for, I daren't ask.
One thing which Daniel doesn't bring home any more is his washing, he's become very domesticated as well as independent over the last two years, something I thought I'd never see. If it's done nothing else, university has certainly taught him how to look after himself.