The next stage – the start of the OU Creative Writing Course, on 1 October to be exact. Having just spent the last three weeks in British Columbia, Canada, I came back to an overgrown garden, there are pounds of beans and tomatoes to process as well as courgettes. The grass is a mile high and the apples lying all over the ground. The Student Cafe for A215 is open and going like a fair, 16 pages of comments already. I can see I am going to have to be very organised and strict with myself.
However, with the nights already drawing in, it is pleasurable to have a project for the winter months … and beyond.
Apart from all the garden produce to be dealt with, there are instructions and advice to print off for my course and books to read. I also want to write something about Canada and post a few photos. I have old family photographs to scan in and send to relatives in Canada, Open Days and Workshops to attend and prompts to write. Where to start?
I also came back to find that my yellow photograph, entered in the Truprint Colour competition won a prize. I haven’t won anything since I was at school so receiving £100 worth of credits was a great surprise. I might get some of my photos printed. I thought it would be nice to have some calendars made too.
I was pleased with my final mark for the Digital Photography course (88%) particularly as I only had a small compact camera. It did take good photos, though it has since let me down and has lens problems; so I can’t use it at the moment.
Next blog will be about Canada ……