Doing two modules this year has been tricky to fit into family life. In just over a month this module will be over and another 60 points added… Read more “Another Assignment Completed”
It has been twenty years since I studied literature. The Open University’s text books for AA100 are very simple to follow and I definitely feel like I have… Read more “How not to write an essay”
Life is pretty much back to normal. We are regularly late for school, the house is in chaos and I’m exhausted. It’s countdown to the end of… Read more “Back to Life”
I made the decision to contact my tutor as I am behind with my assignments and struggling to keep up. The Open University have a calculator that predicts… Read more “Evolution”
I have submitted the third assignment for AA100 The Arts Past and Present later than expected. The Dalai Lama is a fascinating chapter and if you don’t know about him, find… Read more “Enlightenment”
I submitted my final assignment for Advanced Creative Writing with just 10 minutes to spare. It’s amazing to think how much I have learnt from this module. … Read more “Living in a box”
Easter has been the usual chocolate-filled mayhem of egg hunts and rain storms. The house has been wrecked and I can’t find everything needed for school. I’m looking forward… Read more “Happy Easter”
It’s surprisingly tricky to juggle two courses with family life. When I signed up, I failed to consider illness. My two youngest have a temperature, sore throat… Read more “Marlowe Monday”
In the last month I have not only learnt about writing for film, radio and stage, I have discovered Cleopatra and read Dr Faustus. My brain is feeling like a bloated sponge.
My next assignment for A363 is due in tomorrow (or is that now today) and I should be working on that – but I’m here instead, procrastinating. I have 3 tutorials next week and 2 assignments due in March.
The biggest hurdle is not my capacity to understand the material, it is finding the time to do it. Family life is chaotic and disorganised as ever. As all four children are home this week I get little peace in the day to read and write so I do most of it after 9pm.
I have lots of ideas for my assignment on Cleopatra. My writers journal is littered with notes on both courses – they are mingling and influencing each other. I love it.
By the way, I have finally got round to adding a photo on my ‘About Minty’ page. I am still a bit useless at this blog malarky, but I would like to personalise the whole thing one day. That is, if I ever get the time.