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Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Sunday Catch Up: The Open University & Imagination.

01. You know when you have those one of those nights where as soon as your head hits the pillow you're suddenly wide awake and you just can't shut off and fall asleep? Last night was one of those for me. I had so many things whirring around, some good and some not so good but I definitely need to start keeping a little notebook and a pen on my bedside table all the time. Things seem to make so much more sense when I write them down on paper as opposed to typing them; little doodles and coloured pens help keep me organised. I feel a little stationery splurge coming on, I'm thinking post it notes, fancy pens - the works!

02. The time has come to part with a few make up things that I just don't reach for because my storage is overflowing and it's becoming more and more difficult to close the drawers! I'm reminding myself that I only have once face and I don't need so many things. Please have a little look over at my blog sale page here, I'm super open to offers, so please send over an email if you spot anything you would like!

03. I just got my course materials for my latest Open University module, it's called Children's Literature and I am so excited to start, in fact this is the module that encouraged me to sign up to The OU in the first place. Children's books are my absolute favourite; when you're young anything & everything seems to be possible and that's how it should be. Life should be full of magic and imagination, no matter what your age. Perhaps I do spend a little too much time caught up in my own dreams, my own imagination, but I don't think it's a bad thing, even if some people do.

04. I think I'm going to spend the rest of my afternoon looking for pretty stationery to purchase & watching Harry Potter. I actually only saw the final film for the first time last week (I know right, where have I been?!) but now I'm obsessed with it and I feel like I need to watch it over and over again just to catch up! 

Are you having a lovely weekend? 
I hope so! 
xoxo

52 comments:

  1. Good luck with your Children's Literature module, it sounds really good and I can really imagine you writing children's books somehow - you have such a lovely, soothing way with words haha :)

    Jess xo

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  2. Your module sounds fantastic, I hope you enjoy it!
    An afternoon watching Harry Potter is such a perfect way to spend a Sunday <3 x

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  3. I'm in a list making stationary whirl right now and whilst I have a to do list as long as my arm it feels so good to have it all there to look at and work through. I will also be working through this list whilst watching Harry Potter I taped yesterday!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. oh the children's literature module sounds amazing - the precise reasons you wrote are why i enjoy teaching children. they are so eager to soak up knowledge and are fascinated by the simplest things, it's so refreshing and wakes you up to a new perspective. good luck! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder


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  5. Good luck with your course at the OU, their main campus is right near where I live!
    :)
    I still haven't watched the last Harry Potter, although now I feel like I really should.

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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    1. I think you definitely should! xo

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  6. Oh, I hope you love this new module Jennie (but I have a feeling you will!). And yes, new stationary is always a very good idea aha, it's nice to have a little pad by your bedside as I often find I get my best ideas at night/when I'm a little sleepy. <3 xxx

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  7. Loved the catch up post and will take a look at your blog sale page. What OU course are you doing? X

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    1. I'm doing the English Language & Literature degree :) xo

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  8. ooh good luck with uni :) I know someone who is trying to publish their own children stories (and they're getting close!) as well, it's such an beautiful genre. I remember my childhood stories, and I'm such a dreamer as well so I vouch for it being a good thing :P

    x mai-anne
    between the end and the start

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  9. I studied the childrens literature module with the ou too!It was really enjoyable xx

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    1. That's good to know! I'm excited to get started xo

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  10. An afternoon browsing for pretty stationery sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday. I bought some notebooks with lovely floral covers the other day and they're so pretty I'm not sure if I can bare to write in them! x

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  11. I haven't watched any of the HP films in ages! I think I need to do that soon! :)

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  12. This reminds me so much of something my friend would write that its spooky!

    JS Beauty & Style. MAC giveaway running. x

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  13. Most nights I end up being wide awake thinking about anything and everything!! Its so annoying! Also great idea about the Blog sale, no point products just sat their if their not being used, cant wait to check it out :)
    My weekend was a family filled one which was really nice :) also went for a 11 mile bike ride which I am very impressed with myself as I haven't does any sort of exercise in a very long time!!

    Katie <3 | Katies World

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    1. Ooh that sounds like a really lovely weekend! <3

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  14. A Childrens literature module sounds wonderful.
    Some of your blog sale bits end up dearer than or equal to buying new when including your postage.

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    1. Everything is priced with offers in mind. Most of the higher end things have barely been used, maybe not even touched. And unfortunately postage is very expensive what with recent increases and I like to send everything via a signed-for service because of really bad past experiences. Unfortunately not everyone is particularly honest.

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  15. Ooh the children's literature module sounds so amazing! Hope you tell us more about it once you start!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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  16. Children's literature seems like it'd be so much fun. -Hanna Lei

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  17. Hope you enjoy your module! I'm with the OU too and I'm doing Renaissance Art Reconsidered next. My final module is next September though, so still got a while to go.

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    1. Ooh that sounds really interesting! xo

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  18. Hope the Children's Lit is absolutely fab. I did a European fairytale module at university, and even wrote my dissertation on appropriations in modern culture, and it was my favourite thing I ever studied!

    Please post about it, if you can! I'm super intrigued!

    Becks xo
    thenotsosecretdiary.com

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    1. Oh gosh that sounds so interesting! xo

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  19. I study with the OU too! and that module sounds really interesting; far more interesting than the modules I have studied! x

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  20. Children's Literature sounds amazing! Wish we had something similar here. I'm so interedsted in things like that. You could definitely check out Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, she's croatian children's writer. :)x

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  21. Oh I didn't know you study through the OU! I was thinking about doing that, I was meant to start uni last year but deferred as I was expecting Noah. I recently gave up my place altogether as I can't bear to leave him! So am thinking of doing OU instead xx

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    1. I do really recommend the OU, I've really enjoyed it so far! xo

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  22. That Children's Literature course sounds exciting! I'm glad that you're pursuing something that you're interested in and that you have a passion for. Often the hardest part is just committing to making a change or embarking on something new - I hope that the course engages you and gives you some inspiration :)

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  23. A children's literature module sounds wonderful. I didn't know you were studying with the OU. What course are you doing? I have contemplated doing another degree myself... where I think I have the time or motivation to do this I really don't know, but the more I reflect on what I did at uni the more I wish I had chosen a different subject or waited a couple of years before going. Oh the joys of hindsight.

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

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    1. I'm studying for the English Lang & lit degree. Highly recommend the OU, they're incredibly supportive and there's so much choice! xo

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  24. Good luck with your next module! I'm finally finished with mine!

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  25. The OU course sounds so good! Keep us all updated with how it goes :) xxx

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