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This week has been the start of my course. I'm officially a week in and it feels odd yet very familiar being a student again. I've enjoyed my first week settling in.
I've landed myself right in the middle and have done loads of reading in depth about the course and I've also made a good start on Part 1 of my first assignment. After speaking to my tutor I feel confident in getting my work completed - I had a lovely chat with her on the phone last night and it felt like we got on well. She was very supportive which is really lovely!

I'm hell bent on wanting to produce the best work I can so I've been making sure to put the work in. I've found I'm definitely a 'thinker' in terms of thinking about the assignments before putting pen to paper and I find I do this with blogging - I notice that during the mundane house chores I'm thinking about what I want to say and the best way to approach it. It's quite fascinating to realise how much of your alone time is thinking about what you want to achieve (I suppose it's even more fascinating once you don't get much alone time to find this out!).
So, you may have noticed I've been a little absent in the blogging and social media world. It's simply because I've been placing my focus away from them, towards family and assignments. I'm not going to make any promises to be here more often or anything like that because I will write once I get the chance, I can pretty much guarantee that I'll be here weekly doing word of the week, updating you on what's been happening over the week. (once I settle I'll fit in more because we have October plans!)

So what have I done this week besides studying? I've visited my Mum for a much needed catch up, I've also been having chats with my brother and sister whom are at uni, seen and eaten tea with my grandparents and boys. I've also attended harvest festival (takes you back doesn't it?) at the village church for Freddie's school. It was a lovely affair, his class sang 'Big Red Combine Harvester' and it was so cute. I couldn't actually see Freddie through the song but he seemed really happy once I told him he did great with thumbs up and blown kiss (I figure I won't be okay to do that in public come another 2 years.. so..).

The Reading Residence

8 comments:

  1. Good luck with your course - I've been postponing an OU course annually since 2011, I really need to decide whether or not I'm actually going to do it!

    I have my first Harvest Festival next week - I'm strangely excited about it as I haven't been to one since I was school too! xxx #wotw

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    1. Oh thank you! Really? haha! I hope you do decide to do it, I don't think you'll regret it :)

      Yes! I was the same, it's a really odd experience as a parent because I can only remember and think of it as a kid. Hope all goes well and you enjoy it!! x

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  2. So pleased to hear that the studying is going so well. I've got my first tutorial today so I'm really hoping I've been on the right track so far! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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  3. Good luck with your studies! How long will your course take? My boys enjoyed sining the combine song this week too :-) #WotW

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    1. Aww thank you! It's only a year this access course, ending in June I believe. I'm hoping to start a degree next September :) x

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  4. Good luck with your course - I've just started year 3 of mine and I'm already behind on work haha!!

    http://ruthyb1.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Oh no, I hope you get through it okay (and in time!) X

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