It has been an interesting few weeks. I have played bike polo, canoed, been mountain biking (all with EF), cycled lots, helped out at a fire-walk, injured myself (at the bike polo), cycled not at all and done lots of other things besides.
Last week (after a week off at home, not doing very much at all, and definitely not doing my planned three day cycling trip due to aforementioned injuries) I received the materials for W100, the first module in my OU Law degree. Some time in the next couple of weeks I will receive information about my tutor and tutorials. On the fifth Of October I will actually start the course, which means I need to get a move on prepping my study area and study schedule.
Goodbye oodles and oodles of free time - I am more than sure I will miss you...
On Wednesday I attended the inaugural meeting of the Emporium Strikes Back! SF book club, and it was a blast. We discussed We by Yevgeny Zamyatin which was a very interesting read. It was lovely to be amongst a bunch of people who loved books, SF books in particular, and who were so intelligent, articulate and enthusiastic about the subject.
I had the honour of presenting the choices for the next session, which were The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth Powell and The Slynx by Tatayana Tolstaya. I also plugged the excellent but now sadly out-of-print Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith. Ack-Ack Macaque was the very close winner, ahead of the Quantum Thief. If you would like to come along you can contact Emma at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights by email or via twitter.
I have also just sent off to do a beginner's course in archery, with the Gordano Valley Archers - nearly two years after I first resolved to, having been inspired by Mike Shevdon at Bristolcon. Part of the problem has been not owning a car, but I think I am going to have to just bite the bullet and City Car Club it in the meantime. Bizarrely, in this day and age, you still have to send a cheque to pay for the course, something I consider banking memorabilia - having used them only once in the last three years.
On the subject of free time, I have just realised that my book purchasing went up somewhat this month (27 books) and I also managed to buy a number of games, including that very probably time-sink GTA V.
Who needs sleep anyway?