Space Race Waste

At last. I am now able to say out loud what I’ve been banging on about (in private) for decades. All thanks to Prince William. This Earth of ours has so much more potential to inspire us with its grandeur, awe, beauty, serenity, bounty than space can give us. More than this – space will…

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Love in all its aspects

I confess, for someone who loves language I am woefully ignorant of anything beyond English. It is not for want of trying, and most definitely is not through arrogance. Since moving to Snowdonia I am picking up Welsh, North Walian to be precise.In ‘Jane Eyre’ Edward Rochester termed what Jane spoke as ‘schoolgirl French’, and…

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World Book Day: 4 March 2021

On the importance of reading Recently my husband saw an article on Virginia Woolf and Why We Read. It included mention of the book “Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read”. It seems fitting that my copy will be arriving through the post today – 4th March, World Book Day 2021. The article…

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Week Three: my study journey

The Ups Very productive week downloading and printing journal articles that appear to be ‘right on the money’ for my planned research question. Have decided not to go back too far, possibility from 2009, as my question was being asked in 2011, and still being asked in 2018. So many years, so little progress in…

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Week Two: Setting off

This is the end of the second week of my new Open University studies. It has been fulfilling and enlightening. As all useful education should be. The Ups Spent some time wandering through the OU Library Service, made a few notes, then carried on with other things. Yesterday I did a general (Google) search on…

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Journey Interrupted; Now Resumed

Return to Study: The Ups, Downs, and SidewaysWeek One, Starting Out The Ups The door has been unlocked, I’ve been readmitted, and it’s great to be back, researching a topic of my own choosing while nestled in the arms of the OU’s tried-and-tested higher education system: Challenged. Reassured. Supported autonomy.The OU Online Library service has…

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