26 October 2010

Sad news.......

My beloved Mum passed away early this morning.


The Dr's managed to treat the pneumonia but she had COPD and her lungs just gave up.    I know it  was a final journey she had to make but it was so hard for me.  I didn't want her to be alone so I stayed with her and she went peacefully.  God Bless Mum my best friend.

24 October 2010

I want one.............

.........but they are so expensive.  You may well ask what I want ......... my brother came to LFC home game this afternoon and brought my nephew with him and he stays with us for a few hours.  Anyway he is nearly 15 and just started on GCSE's, his school provide a MacBook for the next 2 years.  He promised to bring it with him last time he was here.  I can see why anyone that has an Apple recommends them. 

But at £849 they are out of my price range at the moment........I can but dream.

22 October 2010

Old Age

Getting old can be a bugger can't it.  My poor Mum has been in hospital since Monday with pneumonia again.  This is the 3rd time she's had it in less than a year.  I thought she wasn't too bad but I got a call at midnight monday/tuesday to say she had taken a turn for the worse so I was there all night.    The Dr wanted to speak to me when I got there today.  I could see she wasn't any better if anything worse.  The first lot of antibiotics weren't working so they've put her on a different mix.  She was very tired so wasn't breathing properly so her blood was getting full of carbon dioxide so they've moved her to Ventilation Inpatient Care and put her on the kind of mask and ventilator she was on last time.  I'm not a particularly religious person but I'm praying that it works as well as it did last time.

I wouldn't want her to be suffering or in pain and I know it is selfish of me but I don't know what I would do without my Mum, she is my best friend.  Get well soon Mum.

03 October 2010

Textile Degree

If you've been following this blog over the past few years you will know I have been studying with the Open College of Arts

The OCA was recently confirmed as an approved degree provider by Student Finance England, SF Northern Ireland and hopefully SF Wales so now degree student on low incomes may qualify for Government funding.

As I got funding for my OU course I am pretty sure I qualify so early in September I applied.  I got an email to say I would be officially enrolled on my degree course on 1st October and I should receive my 1st Module in the next week or two.

I am now officially a part time undergraduate studying for a degree in Textiles (when it is validated by their accrediting University).
Alongside the Textiles 1: A Creative Approach for which I received an A 76% I am planning to study
I hope anyone that is interested in joining me on my journey will follow my blog at OCA Creative Arts Journey