Good times

28 12 2007

Hello everyone! I am sorry to be away so long. Christmas came and went with a lot less pain and worry than last year which is obviously a good thing. Christmas brought laughter, lovely gifts, time with family and friends and some good TV (and I have still not seen the Extras special so don’t talk about it please).

I will post again properly very soon – I am thinking of a new look for the new year.

Happy New Year everyone!!

ps Do you like the snow?  Available on all blogs until 2nd Jan!

Taking a break

13 12 2007

As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t been around much. I haven’t been posting much and I haven’t been commenting much. My to-do list may shed some light:

  • Reading for Open University course (essay was completed last night and it sucks. I know this without it being marked.)
  • Finish making Christmas bunting
  • Start making Christmas presents (eek there is so not enough time to finish them all now!)
  • Write and post Christmas cards (I think I have missed overseas posting dates – d’oh!)
  • Finish making Etsy shop sale (bespoke mini quilt)
  • Finish Christmas shopping
  • Wrap presents
  • Plan and shop for Boxing Day food
  • Watch TV

So this is it for me until Christmas. I wish you all a very merry holiday.

Not to mention the hypotenuse

5 12 2007

If this doesn’t warm the cockles of you heart, then you are robot. Fact.

We just watched James Blunt on Top Gear and he was very witty and did not take himself at all seriously. I would totally have him over for dinner.

I’m still here

3 12 2007

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, I just lost the words necessary to write a blog. It probably had something to do with the essay which was due on 16th November for which I got a 2 week extension and finally submitted yesterday. My wonderful tutor has already marked it and it was a good mark. Very good actually. I am so chuffed but slightly daunted by the fact that I have another essay now due for Friday. That’s what you get for getting an extension. I am really enjoying this course though. It is refreshing to be doing some new subjects. The course is Introduction to Humanities which means a) it’s varied and b) it’s easy (hence the good mark) – it’s only a first year level course. My first essay consisted of 4 disciplines: art history, literature, music and philosophy. Literature was the easiest simply because that is what I have been doing for the past 3 years in the other courses I have done for my degree. Art History is interesting and I think I will cope OK. Philosophy is fascinating and I cannot wait to do more. I do love to ruminate. However, I think I am going to struggle with the music part because it is so different to anything I have studied. I love listening to all kinds of music (despite what my previous post have led you to believe, I do know there is more to life than the Foo Fighters – just about). But working out all the different parts and writing about it is not as easy as I would have thought.

Anyhoo I am super glad that I did ok in my first marked assignment and despite having to get through a ton of reading, I am looking forward to tackling the next essay. Subject: Classics – The Colloseum.

Later this week, I will tell you about the Christmas decorations I am making.  Prepare to be underwhelmed.