Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Waiting Game

Since my first post we’ve had a few days away – just the two of us.  The shape of things to come (not the going away bit, unfortunately, but the being just a couple.  I’m really really not looking forward to no children at home).

So… a week to go till results day.  Hoping for the best, but trying to prepare mentally in case the required grades do not materialise.  The course still seems to be recruiting (if the new-style UCAS Course Search is to be believed), so I’m taking this as a good sign.  Maybe they’ll be more prepared to drop a grade if necessary…

Preparations in the form of collecting ‘stuff’ continue.  I’d forgotten that my Mum had acquired a tray of cutlery at a fete earlier in the year, and we bought a clothes airer while we were away.  Older daughter has unearthed the checklist she had a couple of years ago, so that’s helpful.

While they’ve been on their own this week, the two of them have taken the opportunity to practise menu-planning, food shopping and cooking, using recipes from the ‘Nosh for Students’ cookbook.  (see  This book comes recommended by elder daughter, particularly as there is no need for any weighing – all you need is a mug to measure out ingredients.

Do you have any views on ‘stuff’ that is/isn’t essential?
Or a good, basic recipe book to recommend?

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.  Psalm 34:8

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