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Well, Sandy and I took Jamie up to Aberdeen yesterday, having spent the previous day packing and shopping at IKEA and just generally rushing around like blue-arsed fleas. It's a 2-3 hour drive to Aberdeen from Edinburgh and it felt like we were going uphill all the way which, I suppose we were. Jamie had been out for a farewell drink with his pals the night before and hadn't gotten home till 5am so he slept most of the way - God to be that young again!.

Arrived in Aberdeen - and finally located his accommodation. It's about a 15 minute walk from the city centre and, for student halls, really quite nice - based on 6-8 people sharing a flat with a communal shower, bathroom, kitchen/diner and living room with each having their own bedroom. And although his acceptance was so late - the University managed to let him be in the same flat as one of his friends from Edinburgh so that makes me feel a bit better.

We went down to the main campus as I hadn't visited before - went to see the great new sports facilities and the really lovely surroundings down by the river - Jamie's degree is in Sports & Exercise Science. All in all, I'm really pleased with everything - if he has to be away from home then this is probably as good as it gets. Still going to miss him like crazy - but I keep telling myself, it's just the next phase of both his and our lives.

Date: 2005-09-20 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
Wow! So neat.
And *hugs*
My Monstrous Bebe is just eight - can't imagine packing her off to university!
And how, how, how did people send their kids to boarding school?
*clings to her*

I hope he has a wonder, successful time there.

Date: 2005-09-20 05:55 am (UTC)
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Thank you - I'm sure once he settles in, he'll have a great time. My eldest son, Chris, has been away studying in Glasgow for 3 years now so you'd think I'd be better at coping second time around but the missage is just as bad. I now have only my daughter, Becca, at home - it's been close on 18 years since I've only had one child around! Feels really strange.
Like you, I have no idea how parents could send their kids to boarding school. Usually they were only around 7 or 8 years old, the same age as your daughter - still just babies - so keep up with the clinging.

Date: 2005-09-20 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
Yeah, from having a house-ful to just one, that would be strange.
Yes, just babies! Those people are crazy.

:)

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