So after four months at home for the summer today was the day to take our son Tom back to university in Lincoln.
In all honesty it seems like he has been home forever – and it’s often hard to imagine that he ever went away. The summer has certainly had its high points – especially as Tom and I got to work together on a fair few jobs – me doing the photography stills while Tom did the filming. I must admit that Tom taught me things about my camera that I never knew, as up until this summer I have had little call to use its video settings. Tom is a talented film maker with lots of potential – and I can’t wait to see what he produces this term – I just hope he can get up in the morning! 😉
So today we set off in the mist across the fens. It was dank, humid and very warm for this time of the year. I had to stop off half way for my obligatory toilet stop and when I got out of the car it felt like travelling abroad – like when you stop off at some service station half way down France and the air is thick with the warm dusty sun. By the time we reached Lincoln the temperature was well into the 20’s and the boys worked up quite a lather getting all of Tom’s stuff up the stairs to his new “bijou” (small!!) apartment. After moving the bed around and admiring the view of the road from his room we said our farewells – I could have wept of course but I managed to hold it together!
Then it was out into the heat and up the hill to the Cathedral (Tom’s flat is about 5 minutes walk away) for a mooch and some lunch. As before, we were struck by what a lovely place Lincoln is – and of course how many things there are to take photos of… (as you will see).