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Covid19- EMA the next phase!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 19 Aug 2022, 21:30

At first for my EMA assignment I did not know what to choose as my example for creativity in language. It was not for a lack of choice. There are plenty of examples and  possibilities available of creativity in everyday language out there. The main point was would I be able to make a 3,000 word essay out of it.

I then stumbled across something novel that I had read in a magazine, that I had found Creative, interesting and entertaining, so I decided to go with that, this has led to a lot of interesting discoveries. I feel quite dizzy thinking about it all!

There has been plenty of material to write about, as one topic seemed to have led to another, because there was a link from one related subject to another. 

I have now finished the whole essay just a rough copy! and I am now polishing it up ready to type it up, file it up and send it off!

However,  first I must now read it and re-read it, looking for errors and correcting any mistakes in grammar or punctuation. There is always room for improvement !

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The Lord is Our Shepherd!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 15 May 2022, 17:45

Black sheep graxing in field

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Covid effects

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 19 Aug 2022, 21:33

Since having Covid 19 my vocal chords have suffered a lot and I cannot sing anymore. I have hayfever too, my nose is streaming and feel I have aged 10 years! When I walk to the top of the street I am absolutely puffed out.  Thankfully I have stopped coughing now. Does anyone else suffer from the after effects of Covid?
Never mind I suppose I am lucky enough to even be alive when so many haven't made it.  What a nasty illness this was!

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Look theres A Magpie on the fence!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 23 May 2022, 17:46


A massive Magpie

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Bluebells iand ferns n the woods

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 19 Sep 2022, 15:11

Bluebells in woods

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Whitebells and Bluebells in the woods

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Whitebells and bluebells in the woods

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Studying EMA and writing up notes

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 22 May 2022, 21:55

This morning I managed to write half an essay ( rough copy)for my last EMA assignment of E302, which is not too bad going considering I had Covid to deal with!

The weather's  looking good outside it doesn't rain, so that's ok. In the  afternoon I will take a slow stroll up to the recycling point at the big car park,  along the main road. It is not too heavy just 2 bags containing  plastic bottles and papers. I walk very slowly because I am still suffering Covid symtoms!

From there I will walk the circuit around the village including park, Cemetry, industrial estate and up to the Co-op on the edge of the village. I could go back through the field but I am still feeling very fragile today, I will just go around the footpath behind all the houses, then turn at the the school playing field, past the library and theatre.

Once there, I will cross the road and down a lovely leafy tree- lined avenue, this leads into the back way,  through my little lane to where I live. That will be my 3/4 hour exercise for today! I feel quite exhausted after that!

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We shall overcome- by Pete Seegar- peace movement song

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 29 Apr 2022, 19:25
We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome, some day 

Oh deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day 

We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand 
We'll walk hand in hand, some day

O deep in my heart
O deep in my heart
I do believe
I do believe
We shall Overcome,some day
We shall Overcome, Some day

We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace, some day
We shall live in peace, some day

Oh , deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall Overcome, some day


We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid, today

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day
We shall overcome, some day

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around, some day

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day

Lyrics from a song in Public Domain adapted by Pete Seeger 

I also like this version by Joan Baez !

https://youtu.be/nM39QUiAsoM

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EMA studies with Covid!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 22 May 2022, 21:19

😔🤮

I have had everything thrown at me, now it is Covid19.
I am still determined to complete this module!
I have chosen something to write about for the assignment, which should cover the required criteria, so I am now in the process of planning and taking notes. Nothing will stop me achieving my goal not even Covid!

Hopefully I will not have too much brain fog!. (He! he!) Drinking hot lemon with honey and sucking strepsils 🍯🥄🍋 only a slight cough.

Hubby seems ok now and improving everyday.🙂

Thank you for all your good wishes!

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Covid 19 positive

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 22 May 2022, 21:57

I have Just tested myself this morning and the LFT test came up positive. So I now have Covid 19, my son also has it too. I feel quite poorly, high temperature, dry tickly cough, sore throat and some vomiting too. I am going to go to  bed now!


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Flowers flourishing under the hedge

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022, 02:57

Pretty purple flowers

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New blog post

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 16 May 2022, 15:35

Stained glasswork

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 16 May 2022, 15:33

Stained Glass Swirled

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 16 May 2022, 15:32

Stained glass

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Going Green- rewilding the garden

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 17:10

A green lawn in sunshine

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A sunny spot on a garden bench next to a budding Rose bush

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Sunday, 22 May 2022, 20:45

A garden bench in a sunny spot

This is how I spent my Saturday afternoon, relaxing in the garden and pottering about putting some new plants in pots. Feeling very tired today for some reason.  Mostly I was just making the most of the good weather.

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World Earth Day

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 22 Apr 2022, 22:01



Today is World Earth Day. In face of all that has happened over the last 3 years Pandemic, Brexit and the War, between Ukraine and Russia. We may feel a little complacent about matters to do with Climate change at the moment. Yet Now may be a good time as any to assess the situation as it is. This may be the opportune time to look at how we are using energy and from where it comes.

Perhaps it is now the time to move away from our dependency on fossil fuels of gas, petrol and oil and to think about the alternatives.

The situation with Russian and Ukraine war
and Russian oil and gas dependency have prompted some countries to move away from fossil fuels all together and to look for more home grown energy sources like green energy.

In countries like Belgium for example where they have delayed the decommissioning of Nuclear Power plants, or France who have said they will now build even more.
However Germany still want to decommision their Nuclear plants. Instead they will have to rely on coal and gas at least in the short term .

What is Climate change?
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, but since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels (like coal, oil and gas), which produces heat-trapping gases.
(Oxford English Dictionary.)

What are the effects of Climate change?

• Rising sea levels.

• Shrinking mountain glaciers.

• Ice melting at a faster rate than usual in Greenland, Antarctica and the Arctic.

• Changes in flower and plant blooming time.

• More Flooding

• Intensive agriculture and soil erosion

• Loss of hedgerows 

• Loss of species like insects.

• Deforestation and land slides

• Drought in some places

• Fires in various hot spots


What can be done?


Switch to sustainable transport. Bicycles, walking, electric cars, public transport or to get to work have a car share system.

Power our homes, businesses and Offices with ' green energies' Like solar, wind, wave, tidal and geothermal power.

keep our homes Warm. Homes shouldn’t be damp and draughty. Insulate walls and loft. Double glaze the windows. Use heat pumps and other green energy sources.

Encourage vegan diets by eating more vegetables. Eat less meat.

Restore nature to absorb more carbon. Plant more trees. 'Rewild' parts of our garden.

Protect forests.

Protect the oceans. 

Reduce how much we consume.

For example do not keep buying clothes when you don't need to.

Use Charity or Vintage shops.

Shops should do more to help,  by selling reduced-price older stock clothing.

Reduce plastic use. 
plastic is made from oil.
It takes many years to degrade! Look for alternatives things that are more biodegradable.

Paper, paper bags, Cardboard boxes. etc..

This are some of the cause and  effect of Global warming can have and what we can do to help.

Just to make things clearer and what the bible says as a warning  "The earth will wear out like a moth eaten garment" (Isaiah ) and  "God will punish those who are ruining the Earth" (Revelation)

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Table beneath trees

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022, 02:59

Table and chairs beneath trees

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The grass looks greener in the back garden.

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Friday, 29 Apr 2022, 15:31

A green lawn

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TMA 04 ready to go!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 21 Apr 2022, 18:04

This morning I managed to study and get through some more reading. Book 3 is almost finished but I still just have the EMA to do in May.
Just putting in the final touches to TMA 04 (2, 500 for the word count) then it is ready to type up and go!


Good luck to all of you doing TMAs this week!

Gill

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My Secret Hideaway in the back garden

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

Woods entrance

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Pretty Pink Peonies in back garden

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022, 03:03

Bright Pink Peonies

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Friendship

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Friends together

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My Cottage is my Castle

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Thursday, 14 Jul 2022, 12:36

A White Cottage

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Time out- A Country walk about!

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Monday, 18 Apr 2022, 03:15

I stuck to my lent fast today! abstaining from all food! It was very hard, but I have a friend who is also on a lent fast, so we could console each other!

The weather was sunny and mild, so my friend and I went for a walk,  around the village and through the park. We took the little footpath off the beaten track through the field, leading to the next village, where it was all quiet, deserted land where we met no other walkers.

We called in at the lovely little old chapel, where much earlier on there had been an Easter service/mass for good friday. The door was  always open during the day until 5.30pm so we went inside.

We lit a candle there and said a little prayer, each for our families.We stayed like this for a few minutes in silence. Thinking also about what is happening in the world, the bigger picture of which we are only a small part.
Leaving the church,  we slowly  strolled back towards our village.

We then ended up walking back through the wood, close to my home, there we sat for a while, chatting, listening  to birdsong and admired all the different flowers growing in the wood.

 We also waved to some elderly people,  looking out of the window of the residential home for the elderly, as we passed by near the woods.They smiled and waved back to us.

I think in a few weeks there may be many more Bluebells growing in this wood,  so really looking forward to seeing that, as it's always a spectacular display!

It had been good today,  for me to have a break from the housework, and  studying, my friend she also enjoyed her time off work. Yes, it had turned out to have been a very good Friday!


🕯📖🙏✝️

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