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Goose and Carrot - 4th October

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Bluebirdonmyshoulder Fri 04-Oct-13 15:44:57

Afternoon all, bluechick is having a nap so I thought I'd open up and enjoy a swift half!

The fire is lit, the jukebox is on, the sofa is plumped, help yourselves to crisps and peanuts and pork scratchings.

Here's to another week survived, anyone got any nice plans for the weekend?

wine Cheers

capticorn1 Fri 11-Oct-13 18:53:17

DD has completed A2 ancient history and is currently re sitting English Lit and Psychology and instead of the Criminology she is doing ancient civilisation.

She actually wants to be a primary school teacher, partly because of or own bad experience with the state education system, but mostly because she has wanted to be a teacher since she was 8.

youarewinning Fri 11-Oct-13 18:42:39

My AS level was psychology grin the only A I've ever got!

Criminology sounds fascinating.

I started my OU degree in psychology but that and dyslexia did not agree and spent most of my time trying to figure out what the definitions of words meant grin

I'm doing a B(Sc) open degree in maths and education. Current module is equality, inclusion and participation. Felt it important and very close to my heart too which is motivating! says she who's only read the introduction so far!

Galena Fri 11-Oct-13 17:44:37

Criminology sounds fascinating and I'd love to do it! Can't afford it at the moment though sad

New thread is here

moosemama Fri 11-Oct-13 17:35:50

I did criminology as a sub-sid when I was at college. It was fascinating. My best friend and I tried to do it again the following term, but the great big meanies caught us and made us pick a sport instead. hmm grin

Capticorn, it's good that dd will be allocated extra time. My ds also has slow processing and had extra time allocated for his ks2 sats. Unfortunately he's a stickler for 'rules' and refused to use it. If he did manage to finish before his time was up, he just sat there until the time was up, when he could have checked his work. He said it didn't feel right to get extra time. <<sigh>>

PolterGoose Fri 11-Oct-13 17:19:51

Thanks cap flowers that's good that dd will get extra time, shame about the criminology AS level, but she can aalwasys pursue it at degree level if she wants to, it is fascinating, glad ds is getting better smile

capticorn1 Fri 11-Oct-13 17:13:51

I hope all your exams went well and you get the results you want.

Had to laugh at the Tempe Brennan thing. DD applied for the AS level criminology course at college but they have cancelled the course because she was the only one to apply for it.

DD has struggled at college for 2 yrs and and is retaking 2 of her courses, she has just been assessed re extra time for her exams, turns out she has scored low (30%) in information processing and has been awarded 25% extra time for exams, the rest of the assessments she scored between 50% and 95%.

I now feel vindicated.

DS is well and truly on the mend (earache clearing up on it's own) but refusing to go swimming tonight.

BTW, thanks for the links to the other threads.

SummerRain Fri 11-Oct-13 14:12:17

Moose, hope you got some rest at least while the kids were gone. brew

moosemama Fri 11-Oct-13 13:50:47

Well done Summer - brew <--- Lemsip

Thanks Polter.

PolterGoose Fri 11-Oct-13 13:45:43

What a relief Summer hope you can have an easy weekend

moose brew and cake

SummerRain Fri 11-Oct-13 13:26:12

Happy birthday ouryve cake

Hazey, you poor thing... I hope the abs kick in quickly, take it easy and have a duvet day with ds flowers

Exam is done, not sure how well but I wrote for the full 3 hours so hopefully it wasn't all gibberish. On my way home to flop and feel sorry for myself now [cough][sneeze]

moosemama Fri 11-Oct-13 11:52:18

Hazey [flower] [chocolate] brew

Hope you and ds are better soon. Don't know about where you are, but here it's horrible out there today - perfect for a duvet day if you are able to do it.

My dcs didn't let up last night, dd, 1.30 and 2.30, ds1 3.15, 4.00 and 4.45 - then the puppy at 5.10. That's pretty much par for the course every day since last weekend. hmm

My head is soooo sore and being a tiredness headache, painkillers won't work on it. Tried to go back to sleep after everyone left this morning, but for some ridiculous reason I can't seem to sleep now the house is quiet. hmm To cap it all, dh is working all day tomorrow, so no lie in or respite for me then either.

SallyBear Fri 11-Oct-13 11:45:02

Ugh. Hazey. Get better soon both of you hmm

hazeyjane Fri 11-Oct-13 11:41:29

Well ds's lungs are ok, but he has liquid in his upper airways. I have tracheitis, so the dr has switched the antibiotics to cover that and the cyst on my ear. i really am feeling delightful at the moment.[sarcasm emoticon]

NoHaudinMaWheest Fri 11-Oct-13 10:55:06

A bit late but good luck summer.

Hope the docs can do something for you both Hazey.

PolterGoose Fri 11-Oct-13 10:09:23

It is hard hazey grin

hazeyjane Fri 11-Oct-13 09:52:38

Sending you a ton of luck Summer.

Happy Birthday, Ouryve - have a fab day.

Polter, don't ruin it - I now know you have a secret life getting into ridiculous scrapes with serial killers, solving crimes from one tiny bone fragment and smooching up to macho, bad boy cops. How do you fit it all in?

SummerRain Fri 11-Oct-13 09:47:38

Just waiting to go in now. Dying sick so this isn't going to be my best effort.

My degree is environmental science.

Hazey flowers we can sit in the plague corner later and keep each other company

Thanks for all the good luck wishes, I need it!

PolterGoose Fri 11-Oct-13 09:45:29

Happy birthday ouryve wine and cake glad ds was calmer, have a lovely grown up day flowers

PolterGoose Fri 11-Oct-13 09:44:02

hazey grin at Tempe Brennan, I did do some profiling stuff which was interesting (and concluded its a load of bollocks!) but it's mostly very un-glamorous. Hope you and ds get well soon flowers

ouryve Fri 11-Oct-13 09:42:35

You're definitely still young, Summer! opefully, you're at the exam centre and getting settled in, by now. Good luck!

My birthday, today, is a palindromic one, and there's no 3s (or 2s) in it.

Of to Newcastle in a bit for my monthly playing at grown ups session. DS1 was much calmer, this morning, than yesterday evening (he blew up after school because the electric didn't go off (oh yes) and he was fed up of us stroking his hair, looking for visitors)

hazeyjane Fri 11-Oct-13 09:33:49

Polter, forensic thing and criminology sounds very glamorous, I have an image of you as Kathy Reichs/Temperance Brennan now!

My mum did her degree at 50, she was at college at the same time as me (although the other side of the country).

Ds up all night throwing up frothy yellow gunk (sorry for tmi), and I have a feeling like I have burning wire wool in my chest, so we are both off to the drs in a minute.

Hope the new Goose and Carrot has a plague corner.

PolterGoose Fri 11-Oct-13 07:28:25

Summer you are still young grin

I failed (was failed?) at school and went back to education at 22, graduating at 26, then started this Masters at 40, will be nearly 44 when I complete.

youare mine is forensic psychology and criminology

Very good luck today Summer flowers

youarewinning Fri 11-Oct-13 06:47:28

Summer your young grin I left school, did 3 years at college, got into uni, went abroad to work in my 'gap year' but came home 7 years later with 2 yo DS grin

Since then I've done an AS level and my OU degree which I finish next April/May. I'm 33! Then a year off and teacher training.

Summer/Polter - what are you doing degrees/masters in?

SummerRain Thu 10-Oct-13 22:42:27

grin I know, I left school at 17, took a year off, tried uni and hated it, went to college and dropped out, had kids and will be 30 getting my degree, if I'm as arse backwards about the MSc I'll be in my 40s by the time I get it. Just in time to launch a career once my kids have grown up winkgrin

PolterGoose Thu 10-Oct-13 22:33:31

Good for you, I'm undecided whether to do another taught Masters or try to go for a PhD. I'll probably do nothing for another 20 years grin

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