Review of Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University

I am absolutely delighted to review Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University.

When our young adults are about to leave for university, the focus is (quite rightly) on them. Will they have all the right gear? Will they get homesick? Do they know how to cook a decent meal?

The internet is packed with guidance, check-lists and articles giving advice on everything from meeting new friends to organising assignments. So, what about us? What about the Mums that are soldiering away in the background trying to pull all this together with a heavy heart and a lump in our throats? I have read and written about the heart-breaking side of watching your young adult pack up and leave for university and I’ve read and written about the funny side as well. However, I have discovered an absolute gem of a book that I must share with you. It should be put on the ‘Required Reading’ list for every Mum preparing to send their son or daughter off to university or who has already done just that.

Why you need to read Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University

Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers!: A Mum’s Countdown To University is written by Sue Harding and is an achingly familiar account of the weeks leading up to her son leaving for university. Written in the style of a diary, we follow her emotional journey from the moment that she finds out that he has been awarded a place to the day when she leaves him at halls of residence.

It’s sad, it’s funny, it’s heart-warming and it’s very keenly observed. It’s an experience that so many of us (including myself) can relate to but could not describe as well as she does! I grinned through most of it and cried through the rest!
Sue’s book is a little longer than a traditional short story but you can easily read it all in one go whilst enjoying a coffee or something a little stronger! At 99p for the Kindle edition is will cost you less than a Cappuccino and a a lot less than a glass of Pinot!

Get your copy here!

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  13 comments for “Review of Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University

  1. November 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Thankfully I have a few more years yet but I know it’s going to break my heart having to say goodbye to my lot. Great that there are some things to laugh about at least! #TweensTeensBeyond

  2. November 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    This sounds like a must read if you have been through it already or not. I will check it out and see if it compares with my own experience. #TweensTeensBeyond
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  3. November 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I’m glad to see that a book like that can get published. I’m in some writer’s groups and most of the time they are complaining about ageism and a lack of book deals. So it’s refreshing to see something that speaks to so many of us non-Millennials get published. Looks like it tugs on all the emotions, too.

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  4. November 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I’m going to have to read this! #tweensteensbeyond
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  5. November 29, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Ha ha. Sounds like an excellent read. On a serious note – there’s so much support for parents of babies and toddlers but the older your kids get, the less advice and help is to be found; at least this lets you know that others share your hopes and worries as your teens head off into the sunset.
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  6. November 30, 2017 at 12:54 am

    our teen is talking about potentially going to school next year in Arizona – the other side of the country. If it happens it will be a tough transition for all of us #teenstweensbeyond

  7. November 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

    This looks a great book that might come in handy for our second teen. Our first one has now decided he’s going to go down the apprentice route as university isn’t for him. Fair play to him for making that monumental decision 🙂 #TwwensTeensBeyond
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  8. November 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Do they have this for sale for us U.S parents? I will have to look that up though I don’t have a kindle. I don’t like to read books online and the kindle just doesn’t do it for me but it sounds like a great book to read. My teen has a few years yet but I’ve already been thinking about it because he’s already talking about it lol. It’s a bit scary and bittersweet. Thank you for inviting me to #TweensTeensBeyond

  9. December 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    This sounds like a great read Thank you for sharing 🌟 #tweensteensbeyond

  10. December 3, 2017 at 6:23 am

    A handy guide regardless of whether the kids are leaving home or not. i was surprised at much stuff the teen could do, considering he’s been in boarding school for the past 4 years and hasn’t had to do much for himself, he’s a whizz with the washing machine and cooked many meals for me over the summer, in fact I cam home the other week and he’d baked bread #tweensteensbeyond
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  11. December 5, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Think I need to add this book to my ‘to read’ pile!! #tweensteensbeyond
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