21 March 2010


I've just got my first OU TMA back.  I can't believe how nervous I was to look.  Not as bad as I thought it would be 57 out of 100.  My tutor gave some very good comments and advice so I know what to do to get a higher mark in future.  I realized at the time that I hadn't written as much as I could have done, we had 1,000 words for the 2 parts but I only used 544 for the first part and 700 for the second.

If I got marks like this for the rest of the TMA's and the exam at the end I'd get a Pass 3 (C) which I'd be very pleased with.

19 March 2010


The landlord helped to clear the front room of rubbish for us last November.  It was so cold in there that we never used it (Mum said you could lay someone out in there) and it became a dumping ground, you know the sort of thing like an attic or box room and you say I'll just put this in there until I get rid of it and the next thing umpteen years have passed and it is full.

Well now I can get to the window that looks out on to the road and as it gets a lot of sun so I've decided to have a go at growing my own tomatoes.  I've been so fed up of buying tasteless one's in the supermarket.

I've put in 2 different kinds, Gardener's delight and one called Minibel a dwarf variety that you can grow on a windowsill.

12 March 2010


I've not posted anything since New Years day but I've been so busy with other things.  I've finished Module 4 of City and Guilds and started Module 5.  I'm still waiting for Assignment 2 to come back from my OCA tutor.

I mentioned I was starting an Open University course well to my immense relief and with 5 minutes to spare I've just submitted my first TMA (tutor marked assignment).  It is the first time I've ever had to write an essay of this sort so I'm a bit apprehensive about how I will have done.  To be honest I won't be too upset if I don't get a high mark, it would be nice but I'm really only doing it to learn more about Art history.