Anyway, I had a wonderful time. I did not much at all but play with Great Danes, read a lot, a bit of gardening and my friend Sara and I spent quite a bit of time talking - no surprise there then! We went to a Vide Grenier, which is the French equivalent of a car boot sale, and I managed to get a dress for 1 Euro and Sara bought a top for 1 Euro, but she felt it was better on me, so I got that too... lucky me! We also went to a supermarket where I bought some rather good silicone baking moulds, which were so much cheaper en France, and some other goodies to bring home, so quite a bit of shopping - and no surprise there either!
Meanwhile this week I've kind of finished my OU Understanding The Weather course, in the sense that I finished the test, which apparently gives me a certificate, but sadly there doesn't seem any way to get said certificate, so I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I've emailed them and will just have to wait and see.
The other thing that really pissed me off is that I did really well on the test and was aiming for 100%, but the bloody website wouldn't take one of my answers - even tho it was correct - and awarded me 99%. The test was a mere 20 questions, which took me ages (as in 1.5 hours) to answer as some were quite complex, but apart from a couple of cloud ones, which were very hard to see (even my tutor agreed), most of the answers could be found in the course manual. I was not a happy bunny, but I've done my bit and told the powers that be, tho the person I talked to wasn't really that concerned. I think he was more keen on getting me off the phone so he could go home... never mind, at least I tried.
So, do I now understand the weather? Mmmm... not entirely, but I know a whole lot more than I started with. I do still have another chapter and a half to finish before I can finally say I've finished the course and I'll probably start from the beginning again and see if another going through it cements a bit more in my mind, but I have learned a lot, which was the point of the whole thing. I'm pleased I didn't do it as a credit course though as I'd read the EMA questions and they were awful... no I was far better of with my 20 question test!
Drop by in a few days when I should have located the missing cable and you'll be able to see some lovely photos. But just to keep you going here's one of 2 of the 3 Great Danes, which I took on my phone. I know some of you have seen this on Facebook, but it's worth another look.
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