Sunday, February 10, 2008
Yesterday I went into London for my first tutorial of the new OU course, held at Birkbeck College. The tutorial was early afternoon, which suited me well as we take son 2 to music therapy first thing on Saturday mornings.
Being cautious about time, I arrived quite early so decided to look for somewhere to have a coffee. The nearest place was Costa Coffee in the basement of the University branch of Waterstones. I had a rather tasteless decaf Americano and made a mental note to return to browse in the shop when the tutorial was over.
The tutorial itself was good. I am unable to attend the sessions held by own tutor, but we are free to attend any and this tutor seemed easy to understand and very nice. So far, so good.
Afterwards I did indeed go back to Waterstones, it is a fascinating academic branch with lots of floors and corners, reminiscent of Foyles. You'll be pleased to hear that I left without buying anything, since I have bought so many books lately.
Back at home in the evening, I was channel hopping on the TV when I came across the news coverage of the major fire at Camden market. I've visited Camden market in the past and Hubby worked in Camden Town for years, so we were fascinated. In fact the more we watched, we realised that the fire was in exactly the spot where he used to work. It is amazing that no one was injured or killed in such a big blaze in a very popular area.
Three notable things:
1. Lots of OU work to be done in the next week before half term starts!
2. Both sons had successes last week. Hopefully the coming week will be just as good.
3. We enjoyed the episode of CSI:NY last night which was based around the virtual world Second Life.