Monday, November 22, 2010

Wembley England

Good Morning from London!

I arrived safely and soundly, actually a really nice flight over but as usual didn't sleep much on the plane.

My first day was spent getting to the hotel, checking in unpacking, a really short nap and then dinner and bed.

Sunday the second day was spent walking. I went to the Sunday Market at Wembley stadium and took a wrong turn coming out. Needless to say I walked all the way around the stadium and was farther from the hotel than I needed to be. But the weather was good and a nice walk never hurts. In the afternoon I took a bus to Brent Cross to buy a few supplies shampoo etc...

Watched American football with a British Commenator, it was an interesting game, the terminology was different than we use and it was not the Vikings! it was the Jets and the Oilers!

Today off to the Air France office to work. More later this week....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Off to London

At the suggestion of my niece I am going to try to blog while I am in London. After I finally finished school it only took 30 + years, and came through the largest airline merger in the world, I might finally have time for this again.

I am travelling to London for my job at Delta Airlines. I will be working as a support person in the Air France office for a month. No promises about how much I will post but I will try to at least every few days.

Watch for an update this weekend from Jolly old England !

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Still knitting and almost finished with school

I am guessing that anyone who reads this thought I had quit blogging...well I have sort of. I am still just too busy with school. I walked at graduation but still have a few classes left. The actual finish date for classes is in July. But they let you go through ceremonies if you are close to graduation and I was really close.

I will post more after graduation, maybe if the time permits

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Switzerland and School

So this is the big hill behind where we stayed in Switzerland and you know what is on the other side France. I don't ski but Bob and my brother in law Richard who do ski have been planning this once in a life time trip to ski.

So on Feb 1 we headed off to Switzerland to Portes du Soleil, or the doors to the sun for skiing. I had plenty of homework to do for school so I was busy. Did I forget to mention one of the joys of online classes they are portable and go anywhere with you. I also got a lot of knitting time in too but no pictures of what I worked on yet. We flew into Geneva and drove to Portes Du Soleil, on the way we dropped off my sister and spouse in Champoussin and continued on to Les Crosets. Les Crosets is literally at the end of the road you can go no further and the road is narrow and twisty and curvy and you are literally hanging on the side of the mountain. We spent a week there and unfortunately, Champoussin although only 4 miles away as the crow flies is hard to get to if you don't ski, so I did not see much of my sister that week, and then to top it off the bus that runs between the resorts had a reduced schedule due to school break.

However the two skiers saw each other everyday as it was really easy to ski between the two resorts.

Did we find yarn in Switzerland now that is a silly question of course we did, on the way out of the mountains we stopped in Geneva at two yarn stores both in the Carrouge Area of Geneva. One was called Tricolaine and they had some Swiss handspun, I resisted temptation and did not purchase any. The next shop was not far away and I believe it was called Le Rouet or something like that. There I purchased some yarn that is similar to Koigu for socks.

Did I forget to mention where I went everyday to do homework? I went to the bar Le Grange, it was the only place in Les Crosets where they had wireless that worked with my computer. I learned there are many levels of Coca Cola. One day I ordered a Coke and was asked which level, Coke original, coke light, coke zero, coke cerise ou coke limon. Yes they only spoke French, so at times it was interesting but I could at least for the most part order meals and find the rest room. I loved Switzerland and hope to go back some day.

Since we have been back I have finished two classes College Writing and Group Dynamics. College Writing was okay, I did get a good grade an "A" but I think the content could be directed more toward APA style which is what Concordia requires for every paper. Group Dynamics just finished last week and I am not sure how I did, I had one really bad week and it may have cost me the grade I wanted.

I also went on the semi annual convent knitting retreat and sorry to disappoint you no Chippendales showed up again this year. One of the spouse is sure we go to have a wild weekend of Chippendale dancers and who knows what else...In ac
tuality we sit around in jammies and knit all week end. Since then it has been pretty quiet just work and school and work and school.....

Let me leave you with one more shot of Portes du Soleil, the church in Les Crosets. It is about the size of my 8 X 8 kitchen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Knitting and School

So in my last post I told you I was going back to school, well this is week 3 and I am still hanging in there. I am taking College Writing Online, and it is a challenge. The class meets once a week in a chat room and talks and then I have assignments to complete as well. The class is accelerated which means 12 weeks squished into 6. I forgot how hard school is, the good part I go to school at Panera and then get to knit afterwards with my Weds Nite Knit Friends.

Today I got my syllabus for my co hort, it made it seem so much more real. It lays out all the classes and says I should be finished by July 2009. I will keep you posted.

Okay for knitting news, it is Preemie Hat Month I knit 11 and did not take any pictures. But I do have two finished objects. First a Christmas Present for my brother in law's wife, in primary colors. She teaches Kindergarten so appropriate colors for her. The pattern was from the Sock Journal and is called Cobblestone Socks.
The picture on the left is a close up of the stitch pattern

I also finished a pair of socks for me out of the new Berocco Sox and I don't remember the colorway I think it is Liverpool.

I will keep you all posted about school and what little knitting I might get done.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

School Days

Just a quick update....I decided last fall to return to school and applied to and was accepted in Concordia University's Degree Completion Program in Organizational Management and Leadership. But I still needed to finish up some general ed requirements either because I missed them the first time around or because the credits I had did not meet Concordia's requirements.

So tonight was my first class "College Writing", I think the class went okay. All my classes will be online and the class meets in a chat room and discusses the weeks reading assignment. The amount of homework I imagine is no less than going to regular class but with my schedule that just did not work for me.

I will keep you posted...I think I am the oldest student in the class and kind of worried about it.

Knitting content coming soon I promise as soon as Megan gets my camera back to me.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Now where did Boo and Baby go just when it is picture time they disappear....I guess it is okay because after all I am the cutest one of the three...Ducky

Happy Holidays!

The knitting pictures will be posted after the gifts are opened!