Wednesday, 1 August 2012


The Y180 module is finished now. I enjoyed it. In June I passed the ICMA exam, and now am waiting for the EMA result in September.

I have been accepted for the AA100 module for the OU degree English Language and Literature. Been reading some of the set books, currently nearly finished 'Middlemarch' by George Eliot.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

I have applied for AA100

I learned yesterday that I am allowed to pay the transitional fees to work on the BA in English Language and Literature - very relieved, so I have applied to do it starting in October. I have some of the books already, so I can read them between now and then.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

It's my birthday!

Received cards from family and friends :~D  Skated happily this morning. Daughter gave me a t shirt that says, 'Keep calm skate one'.

Monday, 2 April 2012

TMA - Dulce et Decorum est...

Finished my TMA this afternoon, and sent it off. It was hard work, took about 16 hours. I get the result after Easter.

I am receiving many books and dvds through the post. OU workbooks, and literature,  and Liev Schreiber films. It will take a while to get through them.

I am looking forward to Easter. Going to the cathedral on Maundy Thursday morning, and going to watch a BBC presentation of the crucifiction by the people of Ripon on Friday.

Connie Suttle's books go from strength to strength, just finished her latest, called Shadowed. I feel as if I am among old friends when I read about her characters and follow her story lines.

Skating at 08.00 on Wednesday, because it's half term. Will I be able to get up at 0600 to get ready????

Friday, 30 March 2012

Forgetfulness & Update

I forgot about this blog until I saw a link on Connie Suttle's page!

Still wearing the splint on my right little finger, went to see the orthopaedic MO last week, it is healing, and about half way better.

OU work is coming on. Now writing my first TMA. But bad news! The full course will cost £15,000. Andrew and I talked about it, he asked how much did I want to do it? I want to do it very much, but is it worth the cost? After a search of the OU website I found I can buy all of the books and dvds for only a few hundred, and study without paying for tuition.  I don't need the BA, because I already have an American one, but I do want the education. So I'm buying the books, and working through them.

Saw Robert Redford on TV last night praising older women who don't have plastic surgery. Felt encouraged. :)

Good skating on Wednesday, enjoyed it, skated with Gwyl and practised my short free dance programme.

Monday, 20 February 2012

OU Beginnings

I read most of the text book yesterday, read all the poems, looked at all the pictures, got an overview of the course. I remember some of the stuff from doing O levels, but there is plenty of new material.
It seems that my best working day will be Saturday. I should be able to fit in 5 to 6 hours, with extra hours on some other days.
Our tutor has introduced herself, and I have seen some of the other students on our forum page. We seem to be a nice chatty crowd.

Downloaded all of Connie's books again to re-read before she publishes her next on in March.