So I have just handed in my first assignment which means I have now finished Block 1 of my study year (there are 6 altogether). My first assignment is my first chapter. Fingers and toes crossed for a good mark! I am still undecided whether this will be a novella or a novel, time will … Continue reading An Update!
I'm pleased to report I have already made a start on the course materials for the new academic year. They went live on the 8th September, thankfully. For any new readers of my blog I am doing a Masters degree in Creative Writing. I have also made a start on my first assignment which will … Continue reading A Head Start!
Year two (the final year) of my Masters degree is starting in a few weeks, the study material has now gone live on the OU website and there is much to do ... reading and writing activities, gathering ideas for assignments and thinking aplenty about my final dissertation piece. With this in mind I may … Continue reading Forgive me if I go quiet for a little while
Romantic City Life I'd been looking for some form of Art for our newly decorated kitchen/diner for some time and wasn’t one hundred percent sure of what I wanted. What I did know was that I wanted something with a bit of colour, not too garish ... something more ... complimentary. I came across these … Continue reading Dining Room Art … and Richard Macneil!
Purchases made from the Van Gogh Museum I know I am a little late with my promise of telling you about our visit to the Van Gogh Musuem in Amsterdam but I guess the saying "better late than never" applies here. We really enjoyed our trip there and learnt so much. My husband is not … Continue reading A little bit of … Vincent!
I want to share a cherished memory with you. When I lived at home, every Friday night, my younger sisters and I would gather around the television set with our mum and watch the three half hour comedies of the day: Roseanne, Cheers and The Golden Girls. The reason why this memory is so cherished … Continue reading A Cherished Moment in Time
It's been a tough week in our house. Our eldest moved into her new home with her boyfriend which, of course, is the natural progression of life (you'll note my realist pov dominating here). That's exactly what my answer was when anyone asked the question - how do you feel about C moving out? - … Continue reading The Power of Sibling Love
My name is Emily and I am an aspiring fiction author. Since being a teenager I guess, I have dipped in and out of creative writing. I attended face-to-face writing courses and correspondence writing courses but never really took it much further than that until last year (during lockdown) when I completed the free Start … Continue reading Better late than never … introducing Emily!
Just before lockdown, in February 2020 I went to see Autumn de Wilde's adaptation of 'Emma' at the cinema, and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed it I can't help but wonder why directors of film always choose the same Classics to put out there, to the public for general constumption? There are so many of Classics … Continue reading Why Not Other Classics!
During the summer of 2014 we visited Monet's house and garden at Giverny. Once you enter the garden, especially the area that houses the lily pond, you can clearly see how this influenced Claude Monet's art. Monet was particularly fascinated by the play of light and reflections of clouds on water hence the building of … Continue reading Visiting Monet’s House & Garden