Heard from tutor by email. He had been pushing this week for me to do two additional tasks in one of his assignments (merit and distinction level.)
Reluctantly, I started them, but when I went into college yesterday, the marking tutor told me he had already drawn up the grades and any extra work I did wouldn't affect them. Was going to bust a gut working on them today and weekend, but not now. Tutor told me by email that reason he asked me to do the 2 extra reports was so he could recommend me for a distintion. All happened 1 week too late, just ran out of time!
Thank you Lina - I love Mythoi and the stories of the Gods of Other Countries - between the two I am captured and held fascinated now - with Greek and Hindu mythology - because of a dear friend I am also aiming to learn Hindi - their legends are very beautiful. Don't get me started on Greek Music - and the Bouzouki - that IS MUSIC !!! I want to give you a version (my very own and unauthenticated) of Cowes Week - Ideally it is a lovely warm day and only a little cloud or two in the sky - and the sea is full of beautiful boats - piloted and crewed by lovely people - the crew of one of the Yachts is drinking a bottle of Champagne and every one is making a lot of noise - and prizes presented. Prior to the party there is a lot of quiet and talk of reefing things - and sails - and knots.p.h. - mooring - stuff like that - because sailing is hard and can be back breaking - and I cannot always remember the proper words - like ask me where is the Captain I am as like to say - "Up at the pointed end"
"Naked wannabe sailors" heheheheh. That would be very...ummm....scary. New uniforms for everyone! All the recruits have new haircuts and identical outfits. A friend referred to the "box" as The Navy sending me the ghost of my child. I just thought of it as laundry.
40C? Oh dear Odin! I would drop and die. We turned off the a/c on Thursday as it was cloudy, cool, rainy. Friday dawned hot and sunny once more. highs in the mid 30'sC again. argh.
I hope the new weesnail is a good eater and sleeper. That is half the battle of infancy.
Patricia, my eldest son learns bouzouki (but he doesn't study at all, especially now). The other one violin Mythology is fascinating and the comparison of different civilisations' legends is very interesting - have you found any similarities in greek and hindu mythology?
The Cowes Week sounds nice - I wish I knew how to sail...
Granny Rachel, the babysnail is healthy, but not a very good eater - the same did her sister and I am not very worried. Lyckily, I can say that I get enough sleep (for a mother of other 3 and a 18-days old baby) In fact now I should be sleeping, as the baby is.. Bye
Blessings Lina - on your Musical family, there are many similarities - quite beyond the general hierarchy - and the status of the Gods - I have compared many Greek and Roman and also Greek with Hindu. So many of the Legends have similar stories - a lady in Danger - rescued by the Handsome hero. My other interests - so many - are the plays - Sophocles who most always makes me cry, and his Character Creon putting a meal and water for Antigone in the cave - just so he could claim HE had not killed her. Give me Aristophanes any day of the week - he can be so rude - I loved his Lysistrata - where the Athenian women get to denying their menfolk a customary privilege due to a husband - in order to stop the men fighting. What a lovely lady !! I have a picture in my mind of the absolutely packed out Audiences in his plays, because of all the Ancient Greek writers - he was much like us in his sense of humour Ooops - There I go again - must return to my needles
"PC, the name of the daughter of someome would have the ending -opoulou. So my daughter would be Linopoulou - but Linopoulos is funnier"
Nobody can ever say this HP forum isn't educational!
If you haven't grasped it by now, 'Cowes' is a place, very sailing oriented, on the Isle of Wight, not far from LMA. Which now forces me to relate the well-told joke that everyone over here is very familiar with (works better when told verbally, and is a play on words) -
Q. "What is brown and comes out of Cowes steaming?" A. "The Isle of Wight ferry." (To reach the IOW it is necessary to cross a stretch of water by boat.)
This might work equally well to say "What is brown and comes out of Piraeus steaming?" "The Cyclades ferry," If only 'Piraeus' also had a second meaning for horse, elephant, wombat or lesser spotted dugong!
I've been reading the Percy Jackson series (written by Rick Riordan and is based on Greek Mythology) to my girls and in it Percy is a son of Poseidon (in the book God of Earthquakes, Storms, Seas and Horses) and Percy can 'talk' to horses and Zebras. Which made me wonder Hippopotamus is, i'm told, greek for Water Horse, just made me wonder if Percy would be able to talk to Hippos too.
Lina: "Is the forum too educational? If I make you tired, please tell me to stop"
Whaaat? You jest, methinks! In the words of Johnny Five from the 80s film 'Short Circuit', "More Input, more input..."
"I got the joke, PC Cowes is pronunced as cows, I guess..."
Yes. Unfortunately, jokes never work as well when they have to be explained, but I was trying to ease the understanding between languages.
If you liked the TERRIBLE, schoolboy joke, Lina, here's another infamous one you might like that is again a play on words that was told by our comedic duo Morecambe and Wise on TV MANY years back. In a sketch, one of them picked up a vase and said M: "It's a Greek Urn." W: "What's a Greek Urn?" M: "Ooh, about 100 Drachma a day..."
Funny at the time. Based on the similar sounding words 'Urn' and 'Earn'. Hope you understand that one!
we have another hot stretch of weather starting. grrrrr. Lina, i hope the baby starts eating well. They get crabby when they don't. I'm glad you are positive, especially if your older ones did the same and now are thriving.
Other than the initial phone call, box of clothes, and the form letter, we haven't heard from Eric. I didn't expect we would. He never suffered from homesickness or an overabundance of sentimentality. He probably misses the dogs more than people.
Hannah and I watched HP&SS Friday. OOOOh, they were so lovely as children. And to think, Dumbledore's son (Jared Harris) plays such wonderful villains!
you must be releaved that Geric has settled in fine Granny, it must make things easier if they are fine being away from home. Although with the internet it is now so much easier to keep in contact with family members who are in the forces. Better for them too.
It's supposed to be cooler this week. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Manawa&state=WI&site=GRB&lat=44.4612&lon=-88.9204 oh yay.
I'm hoping Eric will write a real letter. I sent him one. They get mail about 5-10 days after it's sent from home. Boot camp does not give them much free time. When he's in A-school in San Antonio he may have some free time. I doubt he'll spend it talking to me. hehehe.
Is everysnail ready for the Olympics? I'm excited to watch when I can.
Housewatching for the doc this week, so we're in vicinity of Peak District. Glorious weather yesterday as we toured round. Did some macabre research for possible sequel to my book -amazing overgrown old cemetery with fenced off catacombs. Dates back to 1837-ish. Not wifey's idea of a fun day out, so we then toured local reservoirs - picturesque area. LMA, stopped to talk to, stroke and feed lush grass to a brown mare. Beautiful animal. Gave her grass and developedva close friend. Amazingly affectionate. Talking calmly to her and she rested her head on my arm. Keen eyes, phenomenally muscular neck. Took photos. BBQ later. Radical transformation in weather, but very humid due to all the rain we have had.
Turning pale green with envy !!! petting horses and having them become so affectionate, as for me - I visited to a Friend who had a riding school - and one of hers used to know my voice - and kicked his door until I came by to pet him. "Oh go and see the Emperor - that's Arabs for you - thinks he's the only horse around" his name was Tango and he was so beautiful - when I turned to go he would reach and grab my cardigan to have me come back.
hot and humid again here. I guess the hospital where I work had a bit of a thunderstorm which overwhelmed the storm drain. The sewer backed up into the northwest corner of the hospital and flooded it. I was at work yesterday from 0630am until 0020 this morning. I expected to be called back in and wasn't, found out the hospital was "Closed" due to flooding. Infection Control has to clear the building of contaminants so the tech who's supposed to be on call tonight now isn't. hehehehe.
P.C, I didn't catch the joke at first - you did well explaining it (the only thing I could think with urn, was urine - and it didn't make sense..) Conserning the 100drachmas - I guess we returned to the past, because that is what you earn also these days (0.30Euros) Not really, but if you are unemployed of just work some days a month, 90euros a month is something
We don't see horses here, but they are beautiful animals - I would say the most beautiful (my husband tried 2 years ago to persuade me to take one in our village (someone was giving it away) but I thought that having a horse is too expensive and time-consuming, isn't it?
Hi Snails ... just caught up on all your news .... First... before I forget... DON`T FORGET TO RING THOSE BELLS at 12 minutes past eight in the morning!!... lol ( That is the official start time of the Olympics, Lina)
Most horses/ponies have an infinite liking for the suppliers of food!!... :)... they can get very demanding if you`re not careful though!... & they`re a lot bigger than you are!... a nice scratch is often appreciated & not followed up with demands!
Lucky to be in the Peaks with good weather, PC .. enjoy your stay
Enjoy your enforced holiday too, Grach ... hope you get a hard copy letter soon from the matlow in training, but it sounds as if he`s enjoying it or you would have heard!... :)
David & I went abroad to the New Forest show yesterday ... It was terrifically hot & as we took Meg, David had a good excuse for sitting under a shady tree every so often!! ... I saw HM & the Duke ... she was being escorted round by Titchmarsh , all togged up in his best bib & tucker!! They kept putting her in a car to drive to different parts of the showground & you were forever being stopped by the police outriggers to allow the convoy through... couldn`t expect her to walk at 80 something though ...not in that heat!...:) The vet came to Fern a couple of days ago & re-xrayed the leg ... no sign of a crack or anything in the bone, just a small chip out of her cannon bone & the wound is almost completely healed (Luce & I have been dressing it every couple of days )... I didn`t think she could have anything drastic as she wasn`t lame at any time... the field is now separated into 3 with electric fences, & they will all have to live separate lives!!
Nite all .... must be up in time to get back from the early chores to ring the bells!!
Well I guess it started without me - sure ponies love Food-Bringers "OMG - are you going to eat ALL that lovely apple - c'mon - I would like some" Sure I have had some of that - but they are so beautiful - you just HAVE to offer some. New Forest Show - I used to live right near there, Portsmouth - a great Naval City, I was so pleased to hear of your Fern - healing well - the field separated into three little apartments was a really the best plan - I have been thinking of her - only young she must have healed very quickly. I shall be "WATCHING" tonight - the Ceremony always fascinated me.
Ooops - LINA !!!! I just noticed your post - that is not very much to be paid, for work. I am shaken - I seem positively wealthy by comparison - and I am not doing anything at all. Well - that is how it is - for all the long nights of duty - sending telegrams - when back in the day we were an essential service - I KNEW there was something in it - now I am still getting paid for my 10 to 8s nights - Graveyard Shift we called it Love to all Patti