The van is all packed up, all our belongings save an overnight suitcase are in there, and its heading to the depot. The keys have been returned to the housing association, and we are temporarily homeless. Right now we’re killing time in a cafe, while we wait for our train south to Mum’s place where we’re staying overnight.

There’s still a long way to go, and its a long day – we’ve been on the go since 6.30am and Michiel has his head down, snoozing on the table. Another long day tomorrow, but… at least we’re out of there, and in a matter of hours, we’ll be shaking the dust of Manchester off our feet.

Next stop: Leicester. A new city. A new Uni. A new life! New Hope. New Dreams….