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Anyone take lodgers?

We're moving out of the area in the summer, but my 16-year-old has a place at Hills Road and is desperate to stay in Cambridge. We said we'd look into whether we can find somewhere for him to lodge, but it's been hard to track down anywhere that'll take under 18s. Any ideas?

Published by sam i at 1:44pm on Wed 27th May 2020. Viewed 376 times.

I would think there are several families in the Cherryhinton Road area would be interested now as the foreign students are noticeable by their absence! (You might try asking the accommodation people at EF.)

Published by nuttyprof at 8:33am on Thu 28th May 2020.

Thanks, yes that's an idea. Hosting someone for two years would be a bit different from having language students though!

Published by sam i at 12:34pm on Thu 28th May 2020.

Good idea re the language students' usual accomodation. Also, might any of your son's friend's parents be up for taking on another youngster...?

Published by MissRegaling at 4:09pm on Fri 29th May 2020.

Are you going far sam i?

Published by MissRegaling at 4:10pm on Fri 29th May 2020.

We're going to Hull. No wonder he doesn't want to come.

Published by sam i at 5:30pm on Fri 29th May 2020.

I like Hull, have got family up there and often thought I'd happily live up that way. Hope all goes well with your move.

Published by MissRegaling at 8:49am on Tue 2nd June 2020.

Thanks! We're actually moving to Cottingham which looks fine as far as I can see, but it is a long way from everyone and everything we know.

Published by sam i at 11:23pm on Wed 3rd June 2020.

Cottingham's very nice! Was last there a couple of years back, in a pub I can't remember the name of.

Published by MissRegaling at 9:59am on Thu 4th June 2020.

Why are you moving Sam? I think I've found your house! Wow. Has a thingy in the garden, right?

Published by B-bam at 11:43pm on Thu 4th June 2020.

My wife's curacy has finished and she can't find a parish locally. (She's retrained as a vicar.) Or rather, the local jobs she could have got weren't very good, for reasons I don't quite understand, and she was very keen on this one.

I don't think we have any thingies in the garden!

Published by sam i at 8:15am on Sat 6th June 2020.

Wow, that's quite a change you're undertaking, Sam. How do you feel about that?

Published by B-bam at 5:31pm on Fri 26th June 2020.

Wow, that's quite a change you're undertaking, Sam. How do you feel about that?

Published by B-bam at 5:31pm on Fri 26th June 2020.

Mixed feelings really... not looking forward to the upheaval of actually moving, for sure. Cottingham looks nice though.

Published by sam i at 10:32am on Thu 2nd July 2020.

Hiya, Sam i, you might not remember me but AGES ago my daughter did a bit of babysitting for you after you put out a request on here. A million years ago in the 70s and 80s I lived in student accomm in Cottingham and enjoyed the access to the countryside, Beverley and seaside. Train station for a quick zip into Hull. Decent pubs &etc but I suspect all has changed since then. But I can think of a million places worse, truly. Have fun young man!

Published by DeFrev at 10:50am on Thu 9th July 2020.

I do indeed! Thanks -- yes actually a lot of that still seems to be true, and the centre of Hull has been regenerated quite a bit, so I'm sure it's OK.

Published by sam i at 1:44pm on Fri 10th July 2020.

>Mixed feelings really... not looking forward to the upheaval of actually moving, for sure. Cottingham looks nice though.

Yeah i bet! I'm glad DeFrev has positive things to say though. That must be heartening.

I wish you all the very best and do let us know how you're doing, not least to fuck bigmal off because you're no longer a Cambridge resident. LOL

Published by B-bam at 11:13pm on Tue 14th July 2020.

Thanks all. My first illegitimate post as a non-Cambridgeshire resident! We're in, most of our stuff arrives tomorrow...

Published by sam i at 9:42pm on Wed 5th August 2020.

How goes Cottingham sam i...? Hope you're all settled in now.

Published by MissRegaling at 10:57pm on Mon 31st August 2020.

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