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!

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December Reflections 4: Red

December Reflections 4: Red

Nature is red in tooth and claw and nobody knows this better than a person that shares their life with cats… At 4 am today there was a thud, followed closely by another thud, and another. It sounded curiously like a rather fat cat pouncing on something. “Has Dusty brought some prey in?” The Crooked Man went to investigate. Dusty had indeed brought some prey in and when he saw his dad, he let goContinue readingDecember Reflections 4: Red

In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

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  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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