April 26th, 2010

View from study (sunny)

Photo-a-day 115/365 Flowering cherry tree


Today we went down to the local playing fields to investigate the soil on the football pitch.

It turned out that there was about 12 inches of nice topsoil, but below that it was clay, really soft and mouldable clay, the sort that you might make pots out of but not the sort of soil to drain well.

On the way back, I snapped this cherry tree by the Gorsedd Circle.
View from study (sunny)

Photo-a-day 116/365 Our back garden

Our back garden
Originally uploaded by Helen in Wales

Having initially been reluctant to do it, I think having the left had tree cut down has improved the view considerably.

I did go out this morning. The car had a very soft rear tyre, so I drove it very gently the couple of hundred yards to the garage then walked into town to by a pack of blank CDs and a flowerpot.

The rest of the day was spent zooming through the first section of the online tutor moderator course. I've been teaching online for 9 years, but the course I tutor is moving from one kind of conferencing system (FirstClass) to another kind (Moodle) and I thought the three week course would help me to get to grips with the new way of working.

I also spent a bit of time not really writing an essay. Oh, and I did poke at a story this morning. It's all "telling" at the moment, but I'm just trying to get a complete draft; then I'll improve it.