I registered for the Pathway in January this year, I’m now three quarters in and doing ok. I’ve joined a study group and set myself achievable targets. Initial reactions are that I would like to take the exam in May 2012 but November 2012 is looking a lot more likely.
After almost three quarters its becoming clear that I am just not doing enough study… ...must fix that or I’ll never complete it!!
Nope, didn’t get in. I’ll try again next year!
I’ve entered the lottery, so fingers crossed!
I appear to be in a rut. I don’t know what I want for the future, I just know that this isn’t it. I want more for myself. I want to look back at photo’s of my life and be happy with the way I’ve lived it: to be jealous of my past self.
What I do know is I don’t want to live in this town for the rest of my life, but I do like my chosen career. I want to see more of the world.
The seed has been planted; I will start looking into how I can change things.
Christmas is coming round along with another chance to watch the film on the Christmas telly!
This is on hold whilst I create my quilt…I declare scrapbooking a summer hobby and quilting a winter hobby!
Good news…I have now got asbestos finger tips and can easily quilt a whole evening away; it’s looking fabulous.
I am going to take this opportunity to apologize to my Mother for constantly shoving my quilt in her face to show off my even stitches.
They are very even….
Now I’m at the stage which is completely new to me; hand quilting. After stitching for about an hour (very slow, a couple of stitches at a time!) I have destroyed the tips of my fingers with the needle but am as a whole impressed with the outcome…I only wish I had started in the middle of the quilt, not the edge. Darn.
About 100 pages of Gormenghast to go and then this is done!
The ladies in the library are going to miss me; well, until I find a new list to complete!
They were delicious! Although, I have to say, I could only eat so many before the novelty wore off and they were just a bit squidgy!
I have never walked so much in my life! We wandered up and down the National Mall all day seeing the sites, finally we waited at the bottom of the Washington Memorial for night to fall so we could see the sights all over again, but this time lit up!
One of the highlights for me was realising quite how large the Lincoln Memorial is, TV doesn’t do it justice! Franklin D Roosevelts’ memorial on the far side of the lake was impressive, with all his stages of ruling expressed brilliantly in sculpture and water. Well worth the walk. The most eye-opening was the Vietnam Memorial Wall, all those names listed, it puts it into perspective quite how many people gave their lives.
The Secret Garden
Having seen the film and loved it I wasn’t suprised I loved this book!
It’s one of the few classic childrens books I never read as a child. I think if I had owned it when I was young it would now be the worn out, well read, book at the front of the bookshelf!
Is it ok to buy childrens books for yourself over the age of 20?!
I’m a new comer to this task, but I have done a couple of good deeds in my time. The one good deed that qualifies as a random act of kindness is connected to another ‘43 thing’. My target was to read the BBC’s top 100 books by Christmas or I would donate money to charity, of course I didn’t complete it (have you seen the size of some of those books!) The task of donating was upon me.
I thought long and hard about who to donate to but could never decide, then when I was online sponsoring my sister in a charity race I stumbled across hundreds of people looking for sponsorship. So I searched through and those that caught my eye got a suprise sponsor from a ‘Friendly Stranger’, I hope it gave them all a little boost in confidence!
Now I have to decide what to do with the money I pledged to complete the ‘BBC top 100 books’ by July 1st.(Seriously, those books are massive!)
After hours of queuing in the crazy June winds (we lost a couple of t-shirt stands to that!) and trips to Asda to warm up, we made it to the front area of the Golden Circle. It was brilliant, they were an experience to see live! It was great to be seeing a band that so many ages mixed together enjoy.
I’m saving up to get myself a side stage experience ticket, although I might’ve gone up a few age brackets by then!
Tickets have arrived! They cut it a bit fine with only 5 days to go, I was getting worried!
The first payment went out this month, so here I go into the amazing world of adultdom!
Done! There is not one carrier bag in in house, so I must be efficient at using my canvas ones!
Although…I’m not sure how I’m going to get my leaky lunchbox to work if not in a plastic bag? Oh….
Stolen or lost, I don’t know, but still gone. What am I going to do with my spare time now?
Sadly, I had to miss the Dragon boat racing at the park, but there has been word of my work creating a boat team for next year!
Ooh, lots of progress has been made since the last entry. Me and my sister went round all the local fabric shops in the area and got as many of the fabrics as we could (brown is a tough colour!) Although, don’t be scared of the idea of it being brown, it will look good and autumny, I promise!
Next I began to cut out the different shapes (it’s going to be applique) and that all went fine, until I realised, as the day was drawing to an end, that the whole time one side of the masterplan was folded under and two of the largest pieces of material were too small!
I am still seething. I will let you know when I calm down and fetch it out again.