Leaving the nest for England

For our friends who haven’t already heard, both Luke and Charlotte are planning to go to England.

They will be staying in a flat on Pelistry farm, i.e. in the same yard as their Grandma and Grandpa Bird and their uncle and aunt Mervyn and Stephanie and cousins Jon, Dan and Adelle.

Because their mother is British, they automatically have dual citizenship, so they can legally find work in England.  They will help on the farm, but they also hope to find work in the tourism sector once summer arrives.

Charlotte won’t leave until she has graduated from high school at the end of June, but Luke plans to buy his airline ticket as soon as his British passport arrives (the Canadian passports have arrived already).

This is a great opportunity for them to experience a part of the world outside of the town they grew up in.  And the Isles of Scilly is a great place for an artist to build one’s art portfolio.

The nest is emptying.  It’s going to feel different around here.

5 Responses to “Leaving the nest for England”

  1. Marc says:

    I’m excited for both of them. This is an excellent opportunity.

    When I was still in high school, my parents had saved up some money to help me out if I wanted to go to Capernwray in England (my brother went there). Instead, I opted to live at home and go to Briercrest. I don’t regret going to Briercrest, but I do regret to some degree not seeing more of the world when I had the opportunity.

  2. Dixie says:

    That is going to be so great for them. It’s so exciting.

    What will you and Janet do with only two girls at home?!

  3. Jennifer says:

    have a great big party…

  4. Phil L says:

    Yes Dixie, I agree with Jennifer.

  5. lisa says:

    that’s awesome that they’re going – what a great opportunity! I’m totally jealous!

    and I hope you have a HUGE party! ;o)