A what? A MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. The Open University have started up a range of free online courses in conjunction with major UK universities which anyone can join. They use a combination of video lectures, online forums and home learning with a social media style.
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I’ve started with Web Science and will look at Android Game Design and the Higg’s Boson later on in the year/ in 2014.
1. gross injustice or wickedness.
2. a violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin.
Fix my dress myself.
Hold a family photoshoot.
Make christmas cards and gifts.
Decorate my room.
I don’t know why I did’t write about this before – guess I’ve had a lot of other stuff on my mind. I took my mum and sister on a spa day which was something none of us had ever done before. It was nice to be able to sit back and relax, drinking cocktails by the pool. The massage wasn’t too bad either.
I didn’t get to go to an organised fireworks display this year so I bought my own and lit them in the garden :)
So after a long while of feel g like I’d never be ready, I made the decision to change instructors. I feel so much more confident now and have booked a test for next year. It feels so far away but I’m more excited than nervous :)
At 20 years old I still had never been to a Disney resort – can you believe that? So this year I grabbed my credit card and off I went to Disneyland Paris. I know people say it’s nothing on the USA resort, but we still didn’t get to do everything and I’d love some more time to go back. I know, I’m just a big kid at heart really :)
There’s been a lot going on in my house recently and none of it is very good. So I’ve booked myself, my sister and my mum onto a spa day which includes a facial and massage :)
Okay, so I know girls aren’t allowed on stag do’s. But two of my good friends got married and I guess they thought I’d be more at home with the lads. There was a points and forfeits system set up and the night involved lots of drinking, a wedding dress and lots and lots of veet wax.
I’ve let my gym routine and fitness level slip in the past few months. Time to get back on it, I think. Death waits for no man, woman or lard-arse.
Whilst on holiday in Cornwall I took some surfing lessons – it was such great fun. I was only able to stand up on the board a couple of times but it was totally worth it. I want to go back and give it another go! :)
I was at a festival this weekend and tried out one of the oxygen bars with my sister. Basically, what they do is stick a tube up your nose which is connected to 4 small tanks supplied with oxygen. Each tank has a different flavour and as you breathe the oxygen in through your nose you get the scented air/oxygen. You can mix the flavours as you go. It’s supposed to be good for your health, give you a burst of energy and cure hangovers. Honestly, it was just smelly air that had no real effect on me… Maybe I was doing it wrong.
1. Circuit Explanation
Technical Drawings Done
1. Create an outgoings plan for next month.
2. No takeaways – Take packed lunches
3. Pre-emptive grocery shop.
Payments towards credit cards
Fountain of Knowledge:
1. Keep updating my ‘100 new words’ goal.
Have a Great Driving Lesson
3. Read one of my books (Zombie Guide?)
4. Keep up with Lumosity.com games
Fit, Healthy and Beautiful:
Attend a Zumba class
2. Go to the gym and work out alone for at least an hour
3. Design a nightly stretch/exercise plan
Cycle to work once this week
5. Eat only when I’m hungry
Goals and Happiness:
1. Watch Zombieland/Walking Dead again
2. Sort through drawers and tidy up
Plan for Boardmasters
4. Make an improvised lightbox
5. Sew up that dress!
Print Eurostar tickets
Plan Disneyland hotel
8. Look into painting my room
Decide on Hen-do or Stag-do and leave none feeling left out.
1. full of difficulties.
2. having a rough surface because of minute points or projections.
3. indecent or scandalous; risqué; obscene: scabrous books.
For my sister’s birthday I combined a birthday party with a cocktail night. This was the first time I’d done all the organisation and event hosting myself. It was incredibly stressful, but watching everyone enjoying themselves – and some of my improvised cocktails once booze started running out – was a lot of fun!
So I took the day off work and decided to try and make some cocktails. This is my first margarita. Admittedly, it’s in a wine glass and I could do with some practice salting the rim, but it seemed pretty tasty :)
I used tequila, cointreau and fresh lime juice.
World War Z yet? Brilliant zombie film based on the book by Max Brooks who also wrote my Zombie Survival Guide that I have yet to finish. Time to get reading!
This is so much fun. I know when I was working in a shop everyone dreaded the evil mystery shoppers, but last week I was one :) I won’t tell you where or when in case that’s supposed to be a secret but my boyfriend and I got a free meal for filling out a fairly short questionnaire on the customer service and cleanliness of the place we went. That sounds like a fair deal to me!
1. something annoying, ridiculous, or useless.
2. something for which one cannot find a word; something difficult to name.
3. an unpleasant or unsolvable situation or problem.
Manic Panic – Atomic Turquoise