I have just given my eldest grandchild a hug and sent him on his way to Liverpool where he will spend the next three years at John Moore's University doing Outdoor Activities and Environmental Studies
Having completed his DofE Gold award a couple of years ago and spent the last two years using all his spare time to encourage and assist others to complete their Gold awards this is a natural progression.
This will be the first time he has left home. He has been away on climbing expeditions in North Wales and canoeing down various rivers but home has always been with Mum. Now he will be living up North. Thank goodness the people are really friendly!
I am so proud of him and even though we didn't see a lot of him he is going to be missed.