Tomorrow I am off on the boat again, back to York. This one is a Rite of Passage trip, though. After this S2C and I will no longer be the parents of a student. Yes - D-d will have finished her 2 years of Post-graduate law.
Her final exam is on Friday, she has a ball on Friday night - and then she and I will spend the weekend packing all her belongings into her car and mine. Despite bringing some of it home at Easter, she still has more stuff than fits into one car, after five years in the same city, hence the need for me to go.
We were talking on the phone the other day, her and I, and she said if you had told her, at the age of eleven, that she would just be finishing her full-time education now, at twenty-three, she would have been appalled. Especially as she thought, then, that she didn't really need to go to Secondary school as she already knew everything!
We will sail home over night Monday to Tuesday - she will then be home for six days before she sets off to go around the world in 64 days. Chilean volcano permitting. I will worry about her all the time. S2c will do all required worrying for me when I'm asleep over this period...
Then she starts work as a baby lawyer at Appleby
- and yes, we are very proud of her.