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La prochaine session qui commence au mois d' Octobre

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 28 May 2022, 20:26

C'est ma derniére année pour obtenir ma licence en linguistique Anglaise et  Française. Pendant quelques mois je suis en répit. J'ai confiance , avec beaucoup de travail, pour mon succés si Dieu le veut !

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Le Picnique

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 29 May 2022, 23:27


Aujourd'hui nous allons faire un tour au village voisin.
il fait beau avec des nuages ​​et un peu de soleil.
je porte mon chapeau de paille avec ma robe jaune et mon cardigan blanc et
mon mari porte le panier pique-nique, il porte un panama et des lunettes de soleil.

Nous marchons le long du sentier, puis à travers les champs et au-dessus d'un ruisseau.
Le premier champ est un champ de blé et le
le blé change lentement de couleur,  á un Or clair. La deuxieme champ est une verte prairie pleine de fleurs sauvages.

Dans le  prochain champ il y a des moutons qui paissent paisiblement.
Nous arrivons au bout du chemin on rejoint une allée cavalière utilisée par les chevaux et des tracteurs. Nous suivons ce chemin.jusqu'à ce que nous arrivons à destination, dans une prairie verdoyante. 

Là, nous voyons un bel arbre feuillu, avec un banc en dessous.C'est ici que nous allons nous asseoir et nous ferons notre pique-nique, avec des sandwiches de fromage francais, des pâte de champignons, quelques oeufs dur, des fruit, quelques noix, et un bon vin- rouge. C'est un endroit parfait pour un pique-nique, pour un après-midi agréable.

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Reading - any suggestions?

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 1 Jun 2022, 15:31

Now that I have finished off my EMA level 3 English, I will have more time to be able to read some interesting books, as I look ahead to next term when I will have level 3 French to complete. I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of any good books to read?
Perhaps in either in English or in French?

Many thanks.

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A Bee on a yellow Flower

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 29 May 2022, 23:31

Bee on Flower

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I saw a Red Fox in the Field Today !

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 5 Sep 2022, 00:32

A red fox in a field

Wikipedia

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A Blue Damselfly in a Wheat Field

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 27 May 2022, 21:50

Blue Dragonfly

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A Peacock Butterfly

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A Peacock Butterfly

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A couple of young rabbits play hide n seek

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 29 May 2022, 18:10

A couple of young Rabbits playing hide n seek

Today I went for a walk and saw a couple of young rabbits playing in the field. I also saw a fox,  I soon grabbed my camera from my bag, before  he ran off. The weather was warm and sunny as I strolled slowly around the field outside the village. It was only the second time in my life I have ever seen a fox so close!

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The Queens Jubilee week coming up!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 3 Jun 2022, 12:54

All this week at the shops in the little village where I live, there is a bit of a buz going on, as they are putting up all the decorations for the Queen's 70 years jubilee. 

There are flags, buntings and balloons in red white and blue, there is also going to be a picnic in the park in the week of the Queens jubilee. People are putting up flags in their front windows and there is a feeling of celebration slowly building up around the village. 

My friend has put a huge picture of the Queen up in her front window. Others in the village have planted flowers of red, white and blue to show their support.

 I always remember at school when I was young,  my class mates and I waiting around for hours at the school gate, in the cold with our little flags, excitedly waiting for just a glimpse of the Queen as she came slowly past in the Royal car and visited the town where I lived. 

It was such a momentous occasion for us young children but I also remember, being just a child,  feeling a bit disappointed that the Queen was not wearing her Royal crown!  However, she looked very elegant and beautiful in a salmon pink suit and hat to match,  as she cut the ribbon and and announced the opening of the New Sports centre in our town.

 The Sports Centre went on to feature throughout my childhood life. That sports centre was the place where I first learned to swim with the school, where I enjoyed the fun and experience of ice skating with my friends and family, and where I went bowling as a teen. 

It was always a  great treat to go there from time to time,  because my parents were not very well off,  so it was usually a very special occasion and one that I always thoroughly enjoyed!

Congratulations to the Queen for her 70 years service to the country!

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Wild Pink Dog Roses

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 26 May 2022, 17:02

Wild Pink Roses

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Marigolds

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 26 May 2022, 16:55

Marigolds

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Rewilding the garden- Dozens of Daisies

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White Daisies

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What an- Annus Horriblis !

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 5 Sep 2022, 00:37


I am slowly unwinding from my last EMA. It has been a roller coaster of a journey this term and I am finding it hard to feel elated at the moment,  but rather I am feeling more like a survivor of some kind of an assault course !

It is not the fault of the OU of course, but it is the recent circumstances that are happening in this country at the moment, such as the high rising cost of food prices, the massive increase in energy bills and the lack of any compassion at all from this government, for those who are poor, or who are getting into difficulties.

In fact this government seemed only too happy to have celebratory parties, while we were suffering losses, Covid viruses, bereavement, stresses, cancelled nhs appointments,  hardships,  financial problems and lockdowns. This government are seriously out of touch with the people of this country!

They live on another planet  🔵

IMO, I think he should either  help us or do the right thing and leave !  ➡️

 🖐

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Birds Twittering in Treetops

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 17:35

Bird in treetop

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Flowers for a Friend X

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Flowers lillies

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EMA submitted today! 🌞

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 23 May 2022, 22:09


I have finally submitted my last EMA for the English Module E302. I did not use up the entire 3,000 words of the word count but decided to go for quality rather than quantity.. ✅

I feel shattered after that, I  never thought I would be able to muster up the strength to finish it in time especially after Covid19 illness and everything else. But somehow I managed to do it all and I made it, I have pressed the submission button and sent it off phew!👍

Good luck to all of you!

Best wishes

Gill


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EMA jitters

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 19 Aug 2022, 21:25

I Managed to make my reference list,  I don't think I copied anything word for word but some words may be similar. I am really worried about it!  as I don't want to get into trouble. My anxiety levels are going through the roof at the moment!  🥺😖

I must go through it all again just to be sure!


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Studying when Visitors called!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 19 Sep 2022, 15:09

Studying hard today, I want to get this EMA finished up as soon as possible. I finished the assignment, so I just have tthe reference list to make, then take a screen shot of the creative work that I have chosen to write about.
Hopefully I can send it off by Monday all being well. 📚


Still feeling a bit tired and lack of energy but trying to stay strong!
Our new next door neighbours came round this afternoon. My husband answered the door, he is now better. They brought us a dozen free range eggs, they have an allotment in the next village with chickens. They seem very nice,  a retired couple who have come to live here after downsizing from a larger property to a smaller property.
That was very kind of them. I think they are just trying to be friendly. 🙂  We gave them a bottle  of wine in return.🍷🍾

I do hope the eggs will make me stronger !   💪

🥚🍳🥚🐔


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Covid 19 -The after effects! 😪

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 23 May 2022, 17:03

I am almost over Covid 19. Worst effects! Thank God! It was horrible, but now I have the after effects, where my muscles hurt and I am out of breath even by just going down the road to the corner shop. 👎

I need to sit down after every 5- 10 minutes of walking normally. I have back ache and pains in my legs. I do not cough so much any more but I have phlegm my voice sounds gravelly and husky and I feel sensitve to  all sorts of smells. I am constantly sneezing.

The brain fog 😒 ☁️ is the worst as I keep forgetting things that I have to do and words disappear from my head just when I am about to say something. I have to go back and stand in the same place where I was standing before I said it to remember it, so it is really frustrating!

I feel tired after only  a couple of hours studying in the morning and struggle to find the energy for the rest of the day. I sometimes fall asleep in the afternoon and wake up when it is late afternoon!

If I put something in the oven and forget it's there! I have to use a timer now, which I didn't normally do. I used to be so active but now I just feel like a really old lady! 👩‍🦳👩‍🦯👩‍🦽

I hope I will get back to being normal again soon!

It is not the Covid that I suffered too much from,   though that was bad enough but it is this constant weakness I feel. I hope you don't get it anyone ! 


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Hard Times, Covid 19 and price rises

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 22:18

I am Struggling under this government just trying  to make ends meet!
Everything is becoming so expensive in the supermarkets as prices rise quite dramatically! This means eating much less and cutting back. 🍽

Some adults are having to go without food in order to feed and clothe their children. Children who are constantly growing out of their clothes.  👕👖👟

Children themselves are becoming stressed out by what is happening to their parents. They are having 'mental health' problems because of parents having to cut back all the time. No playing computer games because it uses too much electricity! 🎮🕹

Feral children are roaming the streets in gangs with nowhere to go, nothing to do!  😈😈

This mess is not what we voted for! !

I know this is not an easy time of transition, but It is unbelievable what the poorest people of this country are going through right now! Why should people be made into scape goats by this government, for what is this governments own mismanagement. Can't the government do anything to ease the situation of people struggling to cope with inflation and the escalating cost of living ?
         

   £    ?        ?     ?     ?     ?     ?   ?  

         🍞     📩  🧾   🏪  🔥⚡  🏠  😪  

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EMA and Covid worries

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 23 May 2022, 16:51

Feeling slightly nervous about the EMA. I don't want to commit plagiarism, so even though I did not copy anything word for word, I am worried that some words may match the original.  Difficult to concentrate due to Covid brain fog!  ☁️

I have tried to paraphrase and to change words around and try to use different words.
I have put references at the end,  as to where I found the information, even though I did not quote word for word, but just because I don't want to be in trouble.

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A Rose in bloom

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A RedRose

I discovered this lovely red rose growing near the door this morning. A few days ago it was just in bud, but now it has burst out, thanks to the sunshine and some rain showers in the last few days.

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EMA Word Count and Covid bain fog!1☁️

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 23 May 2022, 17:02

I keep ending up with far too many words for the word count which is 3,000 in this EMA. I had nearly 4,000 words but managed to bring it down to 3,050.☁️

Feeling hot and bothered and still feeling Covid effects of brain fog.
It is difficult because I then have to decide to remove something, but what to remove and what to keep?  Thats the conundrum!

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A Red Rose in the garden.

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 21 May 2022, 21:52

A Red Rose

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A Pink Rose is Now Growing on Rose bush

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 16 May 2022, 09:31

A piink rose on rose bush

The roses are out early this year!

This one smells absolutely amazing !

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