I have I love-hate relationship with my Masters, but without the love part. So I made a bargain with myself. I would work on it and in return I would make a page out of pretty things. I'm 15000 words plus a few in, I never want to venture into academia again even if it is free and I'm going through and editing and improving now. It's dull work.
I didn't have a picture. I took a few but they looked contrived. Probably because they were contrived. So in the end, I settled for no picture. I journalled about the good and the bad. The good being it was free as a cunning government initiative to raise the qualifications of teachers, I only had to do 2 years instead of 3 due to masters credits earned during the PGCE, and I bonded with my colleagues doing the course about how much we hate the masters. I suppose on the good list would also be how much I enjoy ranting about the masters. There's nothing like a good rant, I always say.
The bad is basically that I had to do the masters. As a pilot programme it has turned out to be full of holes and seems to me to be little more than a hoop-jumping exercise. Sadly.
But back to the good: it's due at the beginning of September and then I never have to think about it again.
In the mean time I was consoled by my October Afternoon 5 & Dime Miscellany. It's the most wonderful collection of vintage-style die cuts, book plates, chipboard, ribbon and the most beautiful vintage buttons. It's like getting a little bit of each of the coordinating embellishments for the line without having to buy the whole pack. Lots of the stuff on this page is from the Miscellany.
Oh, and I got in the obligatory paper clip, which is becoming something of a staple on my pages now. (Stationary pun anyone? Six bonus points if you got it before you read the bracket)
Day out tomorrow: the Tower of London awaits. I hope it stops raining.
Hope you're all having a wonderful summer!
P.S. Thanks so much to those who've said they'll take part in the Giveaway Challenge, I was really touched! I'm totally looking forward to it and I'll be in contact this weekend, just to confirm. If you haven't signed up and want to join in (which I'd love :D) then check out the Giveaway post here!
P.P.S. Planning to do the making next week as I get an idea of numbers and then post the first batch at the end of next week. You've got until the end of the month to join in if you want to!