Cherry Pie : Goodbye Southampton!

28 June 2011

Goodbye Southampton!

It's the end of an era! The era of Southampton that is. Vince and I are finally moving back to Weston Super Mare after nearly 4 years of being here. We both came to Southampton for University and while I graduated last year, Vince fell a year behind after changing courses.

It's been a strange few years. After a few difficulties in the beginning we finally got together for good and have practically lived with each-other for two years now, so it's going to be really weird living apart again when we move home. We're hoping to both get jobs and get saving so we can find a place together asap. We have practically spent every day together so it will be weird to not see each-other every day and what with finding jobs and then working every day, it will be even harder.

While neither of us has a fancy job in the careers we studied for, we still have a good few years to find something. For the moment I want to concentrate on saving some money and getting settled somewhere before settling into a job that might last a lifetime. We've both decided that we are a bit sick of Southampton now. It's a very student orientated area so living here when we're both finished isn't for us, we're not the clubbing/partying type so it seems fitting that we'd rather be in granny filled Weston Super Mare, by the beach and near family.

Yesterday was my last day at my Internship and I was actually quite sad to leave. As I've mentioned previously, it's been a really nice, relaxed place to work and the people are really nice. I've got some great experience out of it as well as a great reference and I really hope that it will lead to something in the future. When the new University Portal launches I will be able to see all my hard work and show it off to others! Everybody in the office signed a little card for me and we all went into the parks and had a picnic at lunch time, it was lovely! Luckily I still have a few weeks worth of money coming as I'll be getting holiday pay as well as a week in hand money, phew!

Vince and I are currently in the process of packing up the last bits and pieces before heading to the chip shop for our last takeaway! *boo hoo*



  1. Aw it must be such a bittersweet feeling leaving Southampton behind. Best of luck with saving up and looking for a new place back at home (: I definitely agree that Southampton is very student-orientated, I've grown out of the student lifestyle already, and it gets very tedious being amidst it all! I'm so curious to see what your internship all led to! xx

  2. Good luck with the move back!

  3. Aw, it's always strange ending an era! I live right near Southampton, and many of my friends have gone to Soton Uni, so I know how popular and student-orientated a place it is.

    Congratulations, though, and good luck with all your future endeavours! x

  4. Ahh yes, Soton is very Student-orientated isn't it. I grew up in Portsmouth and when I would visit Soton, I'd remember hoards of students!
    I hope all goes well when you get back home, that you both find good jobs and find a place quickly! :)
    Sirens and Bells xx

  5. I'm just about to graduate from soton uni as well and have very mixed feelings about leaving! Loved my 3 years here but ready to move on now! Good luck with the move :) x

  6. Good Luck sweety! :) by the way im your new follower and i enjoy reading it! you can visit my blog too :)

  7. bless you chery! hope you find a good job lovely :-)


  8. Aw such a sweet post.

    Good luck with the move xx

  9. Awww dude ♥ best of luck with everything, I hope everything works out the way you want it to :) xx


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