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It's that time of year. Graduations. My youngest son Frankie is graduating from High School in I thing 16 more days. I just can't believe it. It just seems like Yesterday he was going to preschool at 3 years old. I'm sure everyone feels that way.
I'm so very proud of him! He made Salutatorian of the class of 2013. He won numerous awards and scholarships. Some were a nice surprise.

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It's nice that one of your sons is at home, but sort of not because of the work situation.. Do you think he will be able to get work in your area, or will he have to move further afield? Engineering seems to be regenerating in America again, if a TV show I watched is anything to go by.

My son really wanted to leave and go to Uni. He had 5 friends going there as well. The digs are different to your situation though. For first-years, the University provides 6 bedroom flats on campus. He had a room to himself. The place had a kitchen and living/dining room. It worked out well. Sharing a room with someone would be unheard of here! Next academic year, he's in a house-share with his friends from here.

It's nice to have all the ill-health behind us, for a while at least. I'm organising for my husband to go out to Australia for 3 months staying with my family and friends, starting at New Year. He should be well enough to do the long haul travel then, and the summer heat in Oz will keep his spirits up. Hope your Mum is okay?

Maureen

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Wow, they have it really good living there. I think the dorms at the school he's going to should have 2 people. But lately they've been putting 3 to a room.
As it turns out a few others from his class is going to the same college as him, but in different fields. It has 24,500 students enrolled.

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There's a lot of competition between English universities, so accommodation being good or bad, is important, as it can affect student's choice. Hope your son gets a two share, but it's a good way to get to know people I guess. ;)

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LOL Yeah, I hope so too. First years there is no cooking in the rooms. Not even sure if your allowed a toaster oven or a hot plate. Not sure about a microwave. Some of them bring it anyway. No cars either.

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My son's flat had a kitchen, so cooking equipment was provided. He bought himself a George Foreman grill though and kept that in the kitchen too. I don't think they were allowed cooking appliances in their bedrooms. This was just as well, as my son put a hot pan on the kitchen's window ledge, as all the kitchen surfaces were covered (you can imagine), and burnt the ledge. We had to pay £80 to have it fixed! Is there a share kitchen at the end of the accommodation's dorm corridor, or is it all catered meals, like a boarding school?

When does Frankie start, bone?

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He has to get a meal plan. From what his brother says they're so many places for him to eat. But very expensive. I think that's why no cooking in the dorm. Fire or damage. I hear there's something called the Freshman 15. Everyone gains 15lbs the first year. Everyone just goes toward anything to eat. lol We'll find out.

I'm not sure of the exact date. It's sometime at the end of August. OMG he got a list in the mail of all the things he needs to get. Some things I hadn't even thought of.

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