Forgive me if I go quiet for a little while

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

Dining Room Art … and Richard Macneil!

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!

A Cherished Moment in Time

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

Better late than never … introducing Emily!

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!

Visiting Monet’s House & Garden

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