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Sunday, December 11, 2011


I passed SA188. I'd actually forgotten about it!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

RIP Gary Speed

Deeply shocked by this news - and deeply saddened that there was seemingly nothing that anybody could do to alleviate his pain.

Declared a winner!

Have printed out my certificate and had copies of my novel printed ready for distribution! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

NaNoWriMo ...

I've signed up to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) to write a 50000 word novel in 30 days ... haha! So there is a new blog - click HERE:

Oh and I finished SA188, the archaeology course - it didn't inspire me to want to continue with the subject. And I've changed the BSc Environmental Studies to BSc Natural Sciences, which will save me having to do U216, which I really didn't want to do ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I've been feeling lousy over the last couple of weeks. Thought I had a bad reaction to hair colourant - but turns out it was shingles! So tired ...

Monday, August 15, 2011

This one's for Hilma!

Finally, the OU phoned me with my honours classification and I now have a BA (Hons) First-Class! I'm dedicating it to Hilma Miles, who sadly died in the Himalayas a few years back. She was aiming for a first, because she said she deserved it (!!) - but, she never got to finish - so, Hilma - this one's for you!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Still waiting for honours!

I (finally) got the result of EA300 and was delighted and surprised to get 88% for the ECA - so I got my grade 2 (it would've been a distinction on any other course - but EA300 are a bit mean - one student got 99% for her ECA and still *only* a grade 2). Still waiting for confirmation of the classification though, because the (only!) lady who works them out is on holiday!

I've decided to cancel A330, with some regret. Have signed up for a short course in Archaeology (SA188), starting 1 September - and a 30-pointer Analytical science course (S224) which starts in February. That should keep me busy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Living in hope ...

... of some sunshine! They promised some today - but it's dark and drizzly. We've hardly seen the sun since we got back from Greece, over 2 weeks ago. So miserable has it been (and I've felt) that I'm already deep into booking a trip for next year! We've booked a villa for a week in Naples, Florida - and plan to fly to Miami and take in the Keys for the first week. Of course, it rains in Florida in June! I just need to get my money's worth out of my white shorts!

And there is another hope ... hope that I get a grade 2 for EA300. Results are just over 2 weeks away ... I need a grade 2 for a First Class honours (I think!) I got an average of 80% for the coursework (80, 72, 71, 89, 91, 79) - so I just need >70% for the ECA - but I have my doubts that the essay (on Gaiman's 'Graveyard Book') is good enough. But it doesn't matter too much. Meantime, I thought I'd register for A330 - Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds. I bought all the set books (plus some more) - and I expected 'history'. I'm not a big fan of history, but I'd sworn never to touch literature again. And guess what the course is mainly about? I'm about to unregister, as I can't justify spending £700 on a course I'll no doubt hate.
*EDIT* Except that I want to do something! So I signed the DD. What's more, the OU today announced THUNDEROUSLY huge increased fees for new students. The end of studying is nigh.