Monday, 5 November 2007


Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my Special Memories post.....the weekend went better than I could have hoped for. Some tears but plenty of laughter. I have made an effort to visit some of you but I've a lot of reading to do and some homework so apologies to those I haven't visited yet. I've also got to make the decision whether to apply to do a BA (Hons) English and History which starts next year. Difficult when I haven't got through this course yet!! but I need to apply and sort out funding/grants etc well in advance which means lots of form filling...UGH! I need to get a place at Bury St Edmunds if I want to start next September as at least I can get a bus there without too much hassle.

I've volunteered to take an after school Maths club at our local primary school on Thursdays....the club was going to close down as they had no one to run it; I thought it a shame so offered to give it a try. I mean how difficult can it be to keep 6 children entertained Mathswise for 50 minutes?????.....I hope that's not a case of famous last words...only time will tell!!!!!
I hate posting my blog without a photo so quickly snapped the view out of my kitchen window before it got dark.......................


Moi said...

i am glad you had a nice weekend, ruth :)

and you do incredible things.

i love your kitchen window.....very pretty ......the kitchen of my current apartment does not have a lousy can it get...but i will make sure that the next apartment i inhabit should necessarily have one.

Andrea said...

Pretty kitchen window. Glad you had a good weekend.

Gledwood said...

Ditto Andrea & Moi it is a very pretty windowview. Glad the weekend went OK.

Do the degree, go on!

Sheila said...

You are such a smart lady..!
If I was to volunteer to take an after school Maths club, I'd have to learn maths first. I am rubbish with maths, other than making change. Never could get the hang of it..!

JO-N said...

All the best in your maths club. If you think you can do it, you definitely will do a great job.

dot said...

I love your window! Good luck with the kiddies!

KMF said...


Audrey said...

Ive said this before and its worth saying again....YOUR ISPIRING!!! The degree course seems like the natural progression..go for it.

Loved the photo of the kitchen window I wonder how many womens dreams are hatched looking out of them, usually the place where I do all my

So pleased your weekend was filled with plenty of laughter too xxxxx Auds

Libbys Blog said...

Sorry I haven't been over for awhile, been enjoying my daughters company and not really had time to compute!!!!!!
{{Big Hugs}} and hope your feeling cheery again soon

john.g. said...

Welcome back! Glad the weekend went well! xx

Mark said...

Rock on Ruth,
the way you are going you will be meeting yourself coming backwards I'm impressed by your energy and drive, not bad for an older

Cheers Mark

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice sharing post Ruth..;0)

Yes I like the window also, I would like a view like that when I'm stood there in my 'pinny' washing the pots after a hard days cooking and cleaning.. ha! I do wash up though.. honestly.
Do people still wear pinney's

Akelamalu said...

You go for it Ruth!

Maths, children, rather you than me! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Good to hear your weekend was nice and I love the view through your kitchen window!

CG said...

Kids seem to love sudoku, maybe you could try that for one thing? I'm glad the weekend was good. The BA sounds great but it does need careful thinking about. Good luck with your decision! {{HUGS}}

julia said...

I LOVE your kitchen window! Good luck on the Math club and with your own course work.

Sylvia said...

Good luck with the math club. You will be great at it. You get an award for bravery, going back to school and now a BA. Hugs to you. The view from your window looks very peaceful.

Oswegan said...

It would be nearly impossible for me.

It's a wonder my son is as smart as his is with math.

Sounds like you will be busy soon.


Gledwood said...

Those curtains are very nice btw

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Gosh, yu hav anise vew out yor window!

Mummy finisht her OU corse but won't get her results till Deesember!

She is tryin to deside wether to do mor corses, an bild up to a degree like yu. She will be jellos to heer yu doin English an Histry cos they're her favrits! Pity she carnt go to Bury St Edmonds wiv yu! Yu cud hav a giggol together.

She did get into Colchester Uni a few yeers ago, but the crowds mayde her feel sik. So she studys at home now. But it taykes longer. She is harf way to a degree now. But duzzent kno wether to carry on.

I don't mind. I think sheez grayte, watever.

Did yu find all the books yu need for yor corse?

david mcmahon said...

Lovely window. Good luck with the course. Is it a long journey to Bury St Edmonds?

Admire your energy and your drive ....

My novel's done and I;m back in Blogland now!

i beati said...

so serene and pure I love it sandy

Mauigirl said...

Ruth, so glad your weekend went well - and teaching the kids math should be a lot of fun - and a challenge!

lilymarlene said...

I am thrilled for you that you might have the opportunity to do a degree. I really loved doing mine late in life and know you will too!




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