Saturday, 30 March 2013

Filofax addiction

I appear to have developed a bit of an addiction to filofaxes. A post on a forum led to this lovely blog -  which got me researching the various types, then up popped a discount code and before I knew it I had placed an order.

My love new red metropol pocket arrived this morning.

I'm setting this up to use as a daily and student planner and I already have my eye on a pocket purple malden to use as a purse too ;)

I've been browsing lots of blogs looking for tips and tricks on filofax set up and wanted to say a big thank you to Philofaxy for the wonderful archive of information.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Time management and small children

My youngest start full time school this year, so hypothetically I should have 6 hours a day, 5 days a week in which to study. However, this is term-time only and I need to work out a schedule to ensure that half term, end of term, summer holidays and random illness days don't derail me too much.

It is scary how quickly time disappears when a 5yr old and a 3yr old are demanding all of your attention. Toby had a reaction to penicillin leaving him off playgroup for 5 days, and leaving me having to read 3 law units in 24 hours so I could be up-to-date for a tutorial. I do not want to have to do that again.

My study timeline is going to look like this for the next year or so which doesn't leave a lot of time for procrastination. I'm going to need to be extra strict with my Netflix addiction :/

Any tips or tricks?

Catching up and getting organised

Goodness me,

It's a good job I'm more organised at OU deadlines than I am at posting on this blog! heh

Ok, so where abouts am I?

TMA05 has been completed and marked for DD101, so just 2 more to do then I've completed my first 60 point level 1! I have found some of the course hard to get through, but I am proud of myself for getting this far. The online tutorials really help, as does meeting like-minded students on the facebook groups for support.

TMA02 has been completed and awaiting marking for W100. I am loving law, I find it interesting and logical and I like the way the course is structured. Also my tutor is fantastic! Lots of information in the tutorials, notes emailed out same day, great at communication. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

I've also just registered and reserved places for my level 2 courses for next academic year. I will be starting A200 - Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400-1900 in October and then DD203 - Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics in February 2014.

I think they should keep me busy. *meep*

My youngest starts school this September, so I 'should' have enough time to get them done comfortably. For time management help I have just splashed out on a Filofax. The Palgrave Study Planner worked really well this academic year, but so much of the information in there is geared towards younger students that I wanted something I could completely customise to my own needs.

I've gone for in red :)

I do love a bit of stationery :)