We are officially empty nesters now.
Remember the tale of my daughter looking for somewhere to live in London?
As tremendous luck would have it a room became available that was perfect for my daughter to rent.....perfect because it was in the same house as her cousin! How fortuitous was that??
One tenant was moving out and the room became available.......so she was asked to move in and was very very glad to do so.
As she had been home for a flying weekend visit, yesterday we took her back to London, with the car laden with all her stuff....it felt like we were taking her to University again.....only this time, I somehow don't think there will be any coming back....apart from Christmas (I hope) and the odd weekend visit.
Both of my children are now out in the working world leading their lives.
Which is as it should be.
They are both lovely, polite, kind, hardworking individuals who make my (and the misters) heart swell with pride. There, I have said it and I feel I am allowed to say it...I don't mean to brag but they are good kids and sometimes being decent and hardworking and kind and considerate is never acknowledged...it can somehow seem to clothe you in a cloak of invisibility......and sadly a squeaking gate will always get the oil. So this time I am giving a Well Done to all the good kids in the land.......my two among them.
We, meanwhile, are here in a house that is a bit big for just the two of us.
We are lighting and heating 4 bedrooms and two sitting rooms that a family really could use..........which seems a bit silly really.
We did briefly think about moving out ourselves into a small flat and renting out this house.....but actually, this is home and I don't think we could really do that.
This is a new chapter.
Watch this space.