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Hiya. Where's our British Summer???

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Poddie, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Poddie

    Poddie Member


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    Greetings from 'Sunny Devon', UK.

    I'm new to the forum and thought I would send a quick message:
    What happened to our British Summer? As a kid I could remember those long 6 weeks summer holiday from school, out all day long in the sun. This year was pretty aweful for the kids - let along the adults.

    I was so glad that my brother in Cyprus offered us to stay for two weeks, end of August! At least the family were able to top up our Vit D - Using factor 50+ of course.

    During the heat of the day, I surfed the net and found this site - FANTASTIC !

    As a 'mature' 2nd year student in Podiatry, I am looking forward to viewing lots of the discussions on Podiatry Arena. Life as a mature student is pretty hard, especially when I have 2 young children, run the household, and 'look after' my husband. I expect I will be burning that candle well into the forthcoming nights.

    Hopefully I may get some moral support from here!
    :dizzy:

    Now to get on with the dishes!!!
    Poddie
     
  2. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Poddie & a very warm:welcome: to Podiatry Arena,

    Mature student eh?

    You are among friends. :D

    I too was a 'late starter.' I am now galloping toward my mid life crisis but enjoying what I do along the way.

    You will find lots of very valuable information on the site (worth checking threads in teaching & learning) ;)

    I graduated from Huddersfield in 1998 & this site is a constant source of inspiration & education to us all I am sure.

    Happy posting. :drinks

    Many regards,

    PS. What summer? Wasn't is cancelled?
     
  3. Poddie

    Poddie Member

    Hi Twirly

    Many thanks for your kind words. I will certainly check out the teaching & learning threads!

    Here's to sunnier days! :morning:

    Poddie
     
  4. Wendy

    Wendy Active Member

    Welcome Poddie
    As a former 'mature' student who also studied with 2 children (as did several in my cohort) the best advice I can give is get a dishwasher!!!! Saves your hands and the job of loading can be handed over to other half:morning:
    Am now enjoying my new profession and hoping I can acheive what I want to before retirement age.:dizzy:
    Happy studying and glad you found some good weather....
    Wendy:drinks
     
  5. Poddie

    Poddie Member

    Hi Wendy

    Dishwasher works OK, it's the washing machine that has now gone wrong!!!

    Looking forward to going back to Uni!

    Poddie
     
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