Off To Uni : The Wednesday Blog Hop..

In a few weeks my 2nd son will leave home and go off to uni.


Does it get any easier when the 2nd one goes, I ask myself!?!


I was so upset when my first son went to uni 2 years ago, I even wrote a piece in the Nottingham Post.


Last Thursdays he got his exam results.

He did great.

3A’s in business chemistry and biology.

Also got offered a place at the uni he wanted on the same day. What a day.


Another one to soon fly the nest. I am just hoping I am not so upset I will be crying in the street again, like I did when my eldest went!?!

Bet I will though..


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  1. Margarett Murphy
    23 August 2015 / 17:18

    Well done to him

  2. Carla WorkingMommyJournal
    21 August 2015 / 21:09

    Aww good luck to him! Such an exciting time.

  3. woolypear
    21 August 2015 / 04:42

    I cannot believe your second son is in UNI! Wow. I think it would be weird for me. He looks great though. Cheers!

  4. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    19 August 2015 / 22:44

    I don't think it gets any easier! My second one doesn't go for a few more years though!

  5. Jenn
    19 August 2015 / 18:37

    Congrats on getting another one successfully out the door 🙂 It never gets any easier!

  6. Angela Thompson
    19 August 2015 / 17:20

    Aww! I feel for you! I think I'm having much more difficulty with all of the "milestones" on the 2nd and 3rd times around! Congratulations to them on their accomplishments–and a hand to you for keeping it all together!

  7. Erika
    19 August 2015 / 16:25

    Congratulations!! & thank you for the blog hop!

  8. Cascia Talbert
    19 August 2015 / 15:11

    What is uni? College? Good luck to him. Thanks for linking up at the Talbert Zoo. Have a great week.

  9. JOY @
    19 August 2015 / 14:31

    You look young enough to be going off to college yourself, much less have a second son!

  10. pixiedusk
    19 August 2015 / 13:57

    He looks so grown up! I dont think I will ever get ready for this!

  11. OrangeHeroMama
    19 August 2015 / 12:54

    Eek! I can't even imagine how hard that will be!! And what an awesome shot of him!Hope you'll stop in!

  12. Klara
    19 August 2015 / 08:17

    very nice shot, nice edit and nice young man.

  13. you-wee because
    19 August 2015 / 07:53

    Thanks a lot, Clairejustine, for your kind comment on my latest blog post. The photograph shows your son??? For a moment I thought it's your spouse… ;-)When did you take your profile photo??? ;-))All the best from Germany,Uwe.

  14. Mary
    19 August 2015 / 02:04

    Mom to Mum….cry if you want! 🙂 I've had 2 take off to university and I still have 3 to go. Not sure it ever gets easier. 🙂 I know you're proud of them. Have a great day Claire!

  15. Diana M.
    19 August 2015 / 02:01

    He looks so grown up! I have a feeling he will do well at uni but I still wish him the best and hope the transition isn't too hard on either of you.

    19 August 2015 / 01:26

    Congratulations to your handsome son. Oh yes, we hate them to leave the nest, cause it's the idea lo be left alone as parents.I wish your son the best in his future life and many blessings to him, Clairejustine.Thank you for the party too.FABBY

  17. Linda Blatchford
    19 August 2015 / 00:03

    I won't take the bet; my mom used to say that crying cleanses the soul. Congrats on the college years.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 August 2015 / 15:45

      Thank you Linda, I will remember this 🙂

  18. Ai Sakura
    18 August 2015 / 23:13

    Congrats on his results and all the best for his new chapter in life!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 August 2015 / 15:44

      Thank you lovely 🙂

  19. Tamar SB
    18 August 2015 / 23:00

    How exciting for him! Hang in there mum!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 August 2015 / 15:35

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  20. Karren Haller
    18 August 2015 / 23:38

    Your son is a good looking lad, you mus be so proud of him for his accomplishments and to have the opportunity he has ahead of him, you will do fine.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 August 2015 / 15:44

      Thank you Karren 🙂

  21. Kezzie
    18 August 2015 / 20:38

    Clever boy! That's brilliant but hard for you! He will be back soon!x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 August 2015 / 15:35

      Thanks Kezzie 🙂

  22. Mock-Turtle
    18 August 2015 / 20:18

    Awk, what a handsome big fella. I can imagine how hard this must be for you. My oldest is starting P1 next month and I'm all choked up!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 August 2015 / 21:12

      Thanks for the lovely comment, I do not know where the time goes 🙁

  23. Julie's Lifestyle
    18 August 2015 / 20:13

    Aww wishing all the best for your son going off to uni soon. Hang in there Claire at lease you have the others to keep you company while they are away and your cute dog.Julie xo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 August 2015 / 21:09

      Hehe Julie, the dog keeps me so busy 🙂

  24. stevebethere
    18 August 2015 / 20:05

    Well done to your son and I am sure you will be fine when the second one goes off to uni 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 August 2015 / 21:08

      Thanks Steve 🙂

  25. Christina Morley
    18 August 2015 / 19:57

    Wow! So cool! And, you must be so proud. I'm sure he's super excited.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 August 2015 / 21:08

      Thanks Christina, I so am 🙂

  26. Patrick weseman
    18 August 2015 / 19:52

    Awww, my youngest started college yesterday. It is sad but the way I look at it is that they are bettering their lives.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      24 August 2015 / 21:07

      Thanks Patrick, aww yes I agree 🙂