Everything was packed into her beloved tiny car, and the overload went into the family car. And off we went to drop her off, 320 km away. Only 4 hours away....
She and I drove in her car , and Dad and our youngest up ahead. The i-pod was plugged in and we sang along while driving. Gorgeous weather to make the trip easy.
Just follow that car over the hills and through the gorge and past the sea.
Here the big sister shows the little sister how to hand over a smack of money, so you have a hostel room with board to stay in for the first trimester.
Thank goodness I have a part-time job, because we are not out of the woods yet.....
We unloaded all her belongings , and this took 4 people going back to the cars about 5 times, crossing a busy road, and squeezing past the other new students and their parents and their boxes. I started unpacking all her clothes and putting them away in her cupboard, so she wasn't stuck with a huge mess straight away. I then put her fresh bedlinen on her bed . I thought the colourful florals brightened up her room considerably. Only then was I ready to leave her to it....
After we all had sushi for lunch in the city we went our seperate ways.
Yes :I felt quite sad, and had to wipe away some tears. But I am allowed to!
But we have been ringing and texting lots , and she came home for a weekend , and is now home for a week for the Easter holidays.
That spare room has been really handy already; we had my fathers wife sleep there while he was in the hospital , I am storing some of the wool in there , it is a quiet place for my love to practice his guitar in , and I slept there myself when I had bronchitis a week ago.