Monday, 3 September 2012
September is hip! and more...
Just a signature now, and I can post this off.
On other news, I have had a hectic weekend, and therefore not kept up with blog reading or comments at all. I shall catch up, though may lose a week, as we are still a bit hectic!
My daughters face may tell you a little.
On Thursday last week we travelled down to Worcestershire, and trailed into Bath on Friday, to collect uniform! We went on the park and ride, with friends, and spent the morning going round no 1 the Royal Crescent. They have restored a Georgian house, and have lovely guides in each room, to tell us the details. Indeed, the details were sufficient that when a somewhat overly aromatic gentleman of the road passed by, we promptly referred to him as Georgian. Bathing, it seems, was not high on their priorities.
In the afternoon we walked down to the college, leaving our friends to explore the shops, and collected the uniform. One Suit bag, containing dresses and coat, and two cardboard boxes with everything else. And not too lightweight either!
I was speaking to an ex Norlander today, and she was surprised that DD2 had a collar. They did not get issued with collars until their second year. these white collars are buttoned onto the dress, which has a stand up collar.
The petersham bow also had to be attached. After various trials, we decided to sew a safety pin through the middle of the back, and pin it like a brooch.
And the hat must be worn straight, and barely above the eyebrows, and the only jewelry permitted will be small pearl stud earings.
She looks happy though!
So, Saturday I took her back to Bath, and we dropped her, with all her gubbins, at the house, where she will live for the next year.
When we took all her stuff in, the landlady looked horrified, and asked would she get it all in! Of course! and by the time she had unpacked clothes and started to put books on shelves, you could see some floor again. So she is established there until August next year. And yes, I will miss her. And, yes, she is definitely ready to spread the wings a little, and fly.
And tomorrow we are off again, to do some more moving and cleaning! Next youngster is on the move, and I am looking forward to going up and having my hug from her!
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