Oh dear ……… I think yesterday heralded the start of the emotional rollercoaster of our leaving.
Alex, Nigel’s bestest friend in the Sixth Form, who has always made sure that he has been safe over the past few years, who can forget his hard hat and hi- viz vest? …… came to say goodbye and good luck! It was …… Emotional, with a capital E. Alex had bought a card and a present, but although Nigel had opened both it was all too much for him to take in, and poor Alex, I am afraid, was left with a very, very, very damp and snotty cuff.
Alex is leaving on the same day as us, so double the emotion really, to do her A Levels, and …….. if all goes to plan and she gets all her *A and A’s she will be going to Cambridge, one of the cleverest and most romantic universities in England to read Geography ……. we like to think that it was something to do with sharing our wonderful Icelandic adventures last year that swayed her subject of choice …… all those romantic waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes ……. ahhhhhhh the memories!!!Nigel promised with all his heart to keep in touch with Alex as he is now, he said, getting to grips with “sociable mediation” …… he also promised to watch University Challenge every week just in case Alex was on it, answering geographical questions that could only make him go crossed eyed with wonderment!When Nigel arrived back home he was just about composed enough to show us the card Alex had written us …….
Let’s just say, we all filled up, despite Darrell’s and my robustly wanting to spare Nigel any more tears for the rest of the day at least ……
……. but when we looked at the mahoooooosive notebook Alex had also bought us to record all our further adventures ….. and found the bookplate, Nigel had missed …….