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During a Study Break

I’ve spent most of the day today at the computer, reading, and feel just a tad cross-eyed tonight. It’s been a long day with uni today, what with reading, an online quiz, and preparing for an assignment. At least the assignment is fairly small, but it’s due by Sunday night.

Around 2pm I took a break from my computer and went for a wander down the back garden. I thought it might be a nice change to take a photo of Mount Warning from further down my yard, where I can look up to the mountain towering above me and the cane fields are closer. It was a dull day again today, and I could see rain in the valley. It didn’t reach my house though.

On my way back to the house I took a detour into our pool area. We haven’t been spending much time in that area lately, but the hibiscus hedge that I pruned about a month ago has quite a lot of new growth on it already. We plan on making a few changes to the garden in the pool area before summer, so that will be a section of my garden that I’m sure I’ll be sharing photos of over the coming weeks. The only flowers near the pool just now are a few day-lilies, which I thought look quite pretty.

I’m heading off to bed now. I have a Mills and Boon romance novel to read for one of my units, Popular Genres. It’s not my usual choice of reading, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever read a Mills and Boon before now. There are only just over two-hundred pages, so hopefully it’s an easy read. I’m not expecting it to be a book I will highly recommend others read! I also have to read Dr No by Ian Fleming, which I’ve started reading and it seems like a pretty good read. After that, I’ll be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – my first Harry Potter book, which I’ve borrowed from my daughter, who has read all the Harry Potter books three times! She’s very happy that I’m finally reading a H.P. book, even if it’s for uni. After that I’m reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

If everything goes to plan over the weekend, I’ll have time for some reading, gardening, and have my assignment finished in plenty of time before the deadline. 🙂

4 thoughts on “During a Study Break

  1. That is a very nice view of the mountain ~ I love the way the trees are framing the sleeping giant’s face. The lilies are so lovely. You’re lucky you can step right outside your door to take such a pleasant walk. Good luck with all your reading! No wonder you’re a bit cross-eyed! Have a great weekend, Joanne! 🙂

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  2. While our libraries were closed I read the Harry Potter series. I’d read them to my daughter when they came out and then watched the movies. I was really surprised by the details that were cut from the movies; especially the Deathly Hallows. It was fun to re-visit the books

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    1. My eldest daughter has read all the HP books several times, Sybil, and I remember her telling me that there was one movie she was particularly disappointed in. Maybe it was Deathly Hollows. If I enjoy the HP novel I have to read for uni, I’ll probably read them all! I’m beginning my HP experience with absolutely no pre-conceived ideas – I haven’t even watched one movie.


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