Thursday, 16 September 2010

Back to school!

The summer break has ended, and as I have been working on commissions and college tasks all summer I can't say I feel refreshed,  but I have enjoyed a weekend in Wales,  and a visit to the UK Wolf Watch centre in Shropshire.
This week was the start of the new year at Uni and I have spent the last three days registering/enrolling etc and generally getting back into the swing of things. Once again I have mixed feelings about whether I am suited to the (mature) 'student' thing, and I am already having sleepless nights, my time management skills are far from perfect and I always struggle with the amount of work. A new project has been set which I will update on in a day or so, but in the meantime..........

 I took Oskar out for a long walk this morning which we both enjoyed (he even went for a swim ) he tore a cruciate ligament about 18 months ago and his exercise has been limited to the garden since then, he is still limping intermittently but seems a lot more comfortable recently so we will see how it goes........

I also took a couple of pics of a kestrel (unfortunately my camera lens is not quite strong enough to get much detail at this distance, but still worth a look, and also a couple of nice shots of a Great Crested Grebe.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that he continues to improve as I have really missed my walks and although I stopped partially for his benefit and also because I no longer have Kess, I now feel ready to get back to a routine.




8 comments:

sue said...

Fingers crossed for Oskar's contined improvement - looks as though he's having fun in the water!

Did you get to visit the SOFA exhibition after all?

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Hi Sue,
yes I did, I went on the weds after we got back from Powys, so was totally wiped wiped afterwards but really enjoyed it, I showed my sister your wonderful ragdoll cat (she was very impressed). The work was stunning so many excellent artists.
I capitulated and did my review on the Chapman brothers exhibition at whitechapel in the end as it was much more controversial and I could be totally objective, so it was more suitable for Uni. ;-)

sue said...

It is good to visit different galleries and exhibition isn't it ... it opened my eyes to the standards you need to strive for and also what the gallery owners/juries are looking for. I agree that many of the pictures were just stunning.

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Yes, I agree, we are required to do a certain amount of Gallery and Exhibition visits, but I love seeing a whole rage of different art work, so try to see smaller local venues as well as the bigger galleries, its great fun to see what everyone is up to ;-)

pett paintings said...

I hope Oskar continues to improve JRT's are always having knee problems:-( Milo has a luxating patella which sometimes gives him gyp but they are also tough little blighters so the swimming will do him a power of good.
Don't envy you going "back to school" ;-( can't imagine how you find the time!

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Hi Kay
He's a bit sore today (limping again) but am going to try walking him every other day for a while, he is a typical terrier and as you know there is no way you can restrict them when out, he loves to run, climb and dig....so the only thing I can do is to keep the actual walks limited ;-)
re college, I do think maybe I have bitten off more than I can chew, perhaps it would have been sensible to have have considered part-time, but I am half way through now, just this next year to go, so I am just going to do my best and go with it.

Jan said...

I sure hope Oskar improves also. Our "new" little one has very mild luxating patellas but they don't seem to bother her at all.

You're a more determined person than I am with going back to school. Of course, being of retirement age anyway, sure sways my decision about that. I hope you get through with flying colors (pun intended!)

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Thanks Jan ;-)