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iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:32:17

What I want to know is whether there are any boarding schools that take 36 yo's. I quite fancy weekly boarding so I'd come home and see dh and the dc at the weekend. I like the idea of having my meals made for me and some of the evening activities so like loads of fun.

Greythorne Mon 20-Jun-11 22:33:00


thisisyesterday Mon 20-Jun-11 22:33:09

just marking my place. am interested in this too

TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 20-Jun-11 22:34:01

If you find one, do ask if they take 46 yos too.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 20-Jun-11 22:35:31

Can you also find out if there are organisations arranging gap years for 50 year olds - I missed out as an 18 year old!

moondog Mon 20-Jun-11 22:36:08

I used to tell my grandmother to go into sheltered accommodation on accoun of it being like halls of residence.

In same vein I am working all summer in a residential place and soooo looking ofrward to others dealing with all the domestic chores.

(Boarding school was fun by the way. Did 7 years of it and had a ball.)

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:36:37

I'm just wondering whether I'd fit into the uniform

Bearcrumble Mon 20-Jun-11 22:38:23

Not if you have spotted dick for lunch every day.

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:38:25

<< avidly googling >>

Hassled Mon 20-Jun-11 22:38:37

Yes - I was robbed of a gap year too. 'Snot fair. I never got to say this.

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:39:11

Mmmmm spotted dick! Don't forget the custard.

StealthPolarBear Mon 20-Jun-11 22:39:23

join you for a midnight snack?

shockers Mon 20-Jun-11 22:40:57

Oooh, me too... I always wanted to go to boarding school!

<lived on a diet of Enid Blyton as a child... much to my Dad's disgust>

I'd also like to do my Duke of Edinburgh award.... will they accept me at 45 do you think?

meditrina Mon 20-Jun-11 22:41:48

Open prison?

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:41:59

Hassled grin that is fab! Maybe you should just pretend to have been on a gap year just so you can do that.

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:42:37

Yeh to midnight snack

wompoopigeon Mon 20-Jun-11 22:43:12

The best thing is on a Sunday night, they put up a plan for the following week setting out all the meals.
So you never need to menu plan, prepare, cook, wash up or have that hideous 4.30pm realisation that you have not a single ingredient or even recipe idea in your head, and that everyone will expect a meal in half an hours time.
Also, boarding schools generally supply doughnuts on Tuesdays. IMHE.

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:44:55

Doughnuts! I'm sold.

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 20-Jun-11 22:46:38

Go and work in one?

MrsDaiBreadTwo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:48:36

My DD is just packing her trunk for camp. I am so jealous. Swimming in the lake, campfires, horse-riding - everything I dreamed of at her age. I did go to boarding school and camp looks a million times better.

Fifis25StottieCakes Mon 20-Jun-11 22:48:41

moondog-my 86 year old grannys just went into sheltered and she has a better social life than me. Its definately opened my eyes to it. Im thinking about applying at 55. She goes for a pub lunch once a week, trips and evening shows. She gets her washing and ironing done for £4 per week and the hairdresser and beautician come in once a week. Cant bloody wait grin

iMemoo Mon 20-Jun-11 22:49:42

I don't want to work in one!

bucaneve Mon 20-Jun-11 22:51:34

It would be brilliant! no cooking, no getting up early to wait for the bus in the rain, lots of interesting lessons, and your friends would all live in the same house as you....^day dreams about boarding school for grownups^

moondog Mon 20-Jun-11 22:56:02

And mates and Harvey's Bristol Cream on tap.
To say nothing of super comfy armchairs that sort of push you up when yo get out of them.Waht's not to like frankly?

My granmother had a friend in a lovely one.The residents could tune in to CCTV on their tvs and keep an eye on comings and goings.
A fair few gentlemen callers by all accounts.

beanandspud Mon 20-Jun-11 22:57:54

I'm only coming if I can creep down to the moonlit swimming pool in the middle of the night and eat tinned peaches.

Actually it would be quite nice just to be told what to think instead of having to do it for myself. And I'd like to learn some history.

<<sound of trunk being packed - with a night-bag for the first night>>>

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