Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The Hardest Part

And the hardest part
Was letting go...not taking part
Was the hardest part
(Coldplay)




And you think that saying goodbye when they go to Uni, is bad enough!"
Well try this!


He knew that I would not read his blog until this evening. I knew he would leave something on it before embarking on his great adventure !

Do read it and do comment if you wish... as I know that he will get to internet cafes somewhere en route.


http://nichgull.spaces.live.com/


In his room, he's left us a booklet, beautifully done, a complete itinerary...dates, phone numbers, maps...etc...even the flags of the countries he is visiting, printed on each info sheet! He knows I am useless at remembering the flags! So thoughtful, as always.


Yes, I am blubbing! I am allowed to. But I am one proud mum, I can tell you!



Love you Nich ;-)


(I'll speak to you about the 'tacky present' at a later date!)


Meanwhile, I will be blogging slightly less frequently... as I have an atlas to read and routes to follow!

13 comments:

Tristan B said...

Nich thinks of everything doesn't he? I dare say he shall come back a wizened traveller with many tales to tell. If he is as good as son as he is a friend you are more than right to be proud!

Keep up the good work on a great blog!

Kitty said...

Awww, what a lovely thing to do for you. I'm off to check out his blog now. Take care of yourself. x

thevintagemagpie said...

Oh Sal, I hope you are ok after letting Nich go off on his travels. Im sure he has a wonderful journey ahead of him x

Anonymous said...

((( BIG HUG ))) for you Sal!
Keep ;-)
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Cowboys and Custard said...

What a fine young gentleman you have brought up Sal.. I only hope that my boy gives me a second thought when he leaves home!
Just think of all the wonderful adventures he will bring home with him to share with you and what a homecoming it will be!
You must keep yourself busy and not fret.. easier said than done!!

Love
Michele x

the flour loft said...

oh my! i have all this to come... am crying with you Sal. Hope you get a great tacky present. How thoughtful to leave you a detailed itinery.
Thanks for you email too ... glad you finally got it... forgot to tell Alice about your difficulties... amazing really... remind me to get onto someone about it!
with lots of love
ginny x
p.s. we have kitties.

Lucy Bloom said...

Hope he has a wonderful time - and you don't run out of hankies!
Lucy x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

OOOOooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
SOMEHOW I FEEL YOUR PAIN... AND I`M SHARING A TEAR TOO!
I THINK THAT WE ARE BOTH BIG SOFTIES!LOL
TRY NOT TO WORRY TOO MUCH... HE WILL BE HAVING THE BEST TIME OF HIS LIFE!
AND HE WOULDN`T WANT YOU TO BE UPSET EITHER!
BY THE WAY... I AM HOSTING A COMPETITION... YOU MAY BE LUCKY WINNER... IF YOU ENTER!
HOPEFULLY, IT WILL CHEER YOU UP... IF YOU WIN!
YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL ME... IF YOU NEED TO HAVE A CHAT!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

sharie said...

It is lovely how he thought of everything so that you won't worry too much! What a lovely son!
Hope he enjoys himself and remembers to ring you to tell you what great times and memories he is making.

sharie said...

It is lovely how he thought of everything so that you won't worry too much! What a lovely son!
Hope he enjoys himself and remembers to ring you to tell you what great times and memories he is making.

DH said...

I would buy you the red one
AND the green one
THEN the blue one
I wouldn't want the brown one to be lonely SO...!!!

They remind me of you - Bags of fun

xxx

Rosie said...

My boy was home for a brief visit from were he now lives near his uni when I first read this. I started crying and couldn't bring myself to write a comment. I feel for you. I hate it every time I say goodbye.
Your son sounds a lovely,thoughful and kind young man.You have right to be proud of him.

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi there - I have a 22 year old daughter - I want him to marry her please!! He is so lovely - I have a 24 and a 20 year old and I adore them they are so much easier than girls. Love your fan cards