Should I?

I have been noseying around, looking for a constructive way to spend some loot. I thought I’d look at some distance learning courses. Like this one. But oh, my, how can a girl bring herself to blow so much wad (£580) in one go?

The price of education appals me, it really does. Learning opportunities should be free for all who want them.

I don’t particularly want the credit points. I don’t want to make an income from my newly acquired learning. I just want to participate, to learn, and most of all – to stretch myself. It’s what I do. It’s what I love. It distresses me that it’s priced beyond my reach these days. How I long for the days when I could get a whole year of Open University education for just £2.00!

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak


  1. August 21, 2008

    Hi Plumbum
    The course looks very good. Did you know that you can probably £200 off learning course through the ILA. Hope you don’t mind but I think I may look into it. We were on your gorgeous island at the weekend. We had a wonderful time.

  2. August 21, 2008

    Welcome to woolgathering, Christine. Glad you enjoyed your visit – did we see you at the Craft Fair?

    The Scottish ILA scheme doesn’t appear to recognise the OCA – but my partner’s income would rule me out anyway. Don’t get me started on that one – another bone of contention. I firmly believe that married women should be assessed as individuals for benefits. It’s not lie we don’t pay enough taxes and stamps in our time…

  3. August 24, 2008

    I know. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I’m lucky, both myself and my partner earn peanuts! No we missed the craft fair, sadly, didn’t know it was on. We did visit the craft shop at Ayres Rock and Orkney Angoras though. And we hope to be back soon. I’m thinking about signing up for the spinning course.

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