Saturday, 4 August 2007
Our baby is flying the nest!
Simon, 19, tries out his packs this afternoon before heading off to see the world for six months.
We are just back from leaving him at the airport, ready to head off on the first leg of his travels: Beijing. He will live there with a family for a month while doing an intensive Chinese course. From there he will travel a bit before heading to Paris in late September to live with a family there for a month while doing an intensive French course. He will then wander a bit, spend Christmas in Scotland, wander a bit more and reappear in our lives early February 2008.
Being the youngest of our sons there is a little apprehension in the maternal ranks.
I think it will be character building for all of us!