Friday, 17 September 2010

Happy Birthday Ben....

Today is Ben's 19TH Birthday. Happy Birthday Ben, we Love you loads...xxxx
Courtney, Ben's Girlfriend and the Daughter of Debie, came down yesterday by train to spend a long weekend. (I spoke to Debie last night, and she's having problems with her internet again, just in case any of you were wondering where she's gone).
This morning Ben got up to the stack of crates, that we have been filling for him to take to University. The bottom crate is filled with his books for Psychology, (we haven't had the book list for Criminology yet!) pad's, pens, hole punch, stapler, highlighters, post-its, folders etc. The next one up has got a huge tub of Vitamin C in it, enough Lynx body wash and soap to see him through the first academic year, First Aid kit, paracetamol, plasters, shaving cream, Carving Knives, Chopping Boards, etc.
The top crate has lots of Kitchen gadgets, glasses, Mugs, a set of Frying Pans, Cocktail Shaker (which is apparently a must have!!!), rails that fit over the radiator in his room to air his clothes and other little bits & pieces. The first box on top of the crate, contains a dinner service, the next box contains a desk fan, then on top of that is a lap tray and a hanging rail thingy, that you can hang little bits of washing on to dry..
I also filled a posh Red present box with The Marvel Encyclopedia, a Marvel T-Shirt, a set of cookery books, the Hocus Pocus DVD, Shaver, a Men's Grooming Set, a tiny Teddy Bear, and some wooden spoons and cooking utensils. I've also brought him new sheets and covers, as the bed at Uni is only a single and he has a double bed here.
His Nan and Grandad gave him a cheque and also brought him a lovely set of Saucepans from Marks and Spencers, a new quilt and pillows.
Tonight Ben has a few of his friends coming over to celebrate with him and I think there is going to be a mass camp out.....

15 comments:

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

OMG Debbie will you be my Mum your pressies are amazing! How generous are you! Happy Birthday Ben have a great weekend with Courtney, Im sure you will! Kate xxx

kimsminiatures said...

Happy Birthday Ben!!!!!! I hope you have a very happy one! Hugs~ Kim

Debbie said...

Kate, its like furnishing your first home. I've been buying stuff for months for him. I've also got a box with Tea,Coffee,Sugar, Pasta, tinned food, toilet roll etc in. I said once we move him in. I'll take him shopping and get him his first shop...LOL

rosanna said...

OMG I'm grateful that University is in Genoa and Matteo will be 500 mts far from home...
Happy happy birthaday ben and good luck at Uni :o)))) Rosanna

Michelle's Mad World said...

I'm sure Ben is and will continue to have a fabulous birthday!

You have been busy too!! I will be seeing sights like this very soon as my Nephew is starting Uni at the end of the month too, my sister and hubby have had to buy everything, yes, cooking stuff too, I don't think there is anything they haven't had to buy and not lets not forget the books! lol I hope Ben's digs are cheaper than my nephews! :o))

Every good wish to him!! :o)

Michelle xxxx

The Old Maid said...

Happy Birthday to Ben!

Catherine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!!!!!!!!! Your girl friend is lovely!!! Congratulations on her and all your lovely gifts too.

Catherine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!!!!!!!!! Your girl friend is lovely!!! Congratulations on her and all your lovely gifts too. Good luck at school.

Janice said...

Hi Debbie, isn't the excitement catching! I have two at Uni and one thing they both have found invaluable is a toasted sandwich maker.

Very cheap to buy and fun to share with your dorm mates, especially after a long night......studying!!!!!

Janice said...

Hi Debbie, isn't the excitement catching! I have two at Uni and one thing they both have found invaluable is a toasted sandwich maker.

Very cheap to buy and fun to share with your dorm mates, especially after a long night......studying!!!!!

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Happy Birthday Ben :0))
Julia xx

Kat the hat lady! said...

Hope you had a great birthday Ben, good luck at Uni, work hard but also enjoy yourself!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Ben!! And good luck at university!! Looks like your Mum has you pretty well stocked. They grow up so fast, Don't they Debbie...It just dawned on me the other day that my oldest will be able to get his driver's license this summer, and it made me think! Just the other day I was teaching him to use the Big Boy Potty...and now, he's almost Grown. Thanks for giving us Mom's a mental list of what we should send with our kids when they go to school:) And I thought shopping for camp suppies was bad.... Yikes!!

Big Hugs!

contar said...

aunque un poco tarde felicidades para Ben espero que lo pasara bien ese día.
un abrazo

Piikko said...

Hi Ben, I hope you had a nice birthday!
Good luck for your life!

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