Well yesterday saw us all
packed squashed into the car to take Amanda off to Pershore and drop Bernadette back in Bristol. Thankfully traffic wasn't too bad and we arrived at Pershore around 10.30am (we left at 7am). Her room is lovely and the other girls who are in her 'flat' seemed really nice as well, likewise the parents. One mum had even made a cupcake for each of the girls and written them all a card wishing them all luck. I was really touched by that and felt awful for not having thought of such a gesture. We moved all Amanda's stuff in then trundled off to Asda to do some food shopping for her. Then after a cuppa we made a move and with lots of tears (from me) and several hugs later we left her to start a new chapter in her life. It would appear signal for the old mobile phone isn't too great there, but I did receive a text at 9.22pm last night saying "Playing darts in the bar with my roomies. All so nice and funny. Skype you tomorrow" So I guess you could say she is happy and settled so far :) Mind you the thought of Amanda playing darts does not bare thinking about!!!! We then headed down to Bristol and dropped Bernadette back at her place and had a cuppa with her before Mick and I got back into the car once more to drive home alone :( At the moment it just seems fairly normal as if Amanda was at her boyfriends or out with her friends, I think it will be this time next week that it really starts to sink in with me that she won't be home til Christmas!!
My not so little girl. Since starting this post we have skyped and she is really happy, great bunch of girls and they all appear to be getting on really well. Such a relief.