Thursday, 11 October 2007

Time Flies!

Here it is, Thursday already! This week is zipping by. I had intended writing in this blog everyday but there is just not enough time in the day!

Today, for example, I was up before dawn to revise for my Open University (OU) Art History examination, which is next Thursday (gulp!) and then spent an hour or two working on my new course with the university, on photography. I am not very good with Photoshop Elements and so thought I would take a course to improve my skills. Today I tied myself up in knots trying to make it work as the tutors at the OU say it should.

I followed this with a two hour meeting at HM Prison where I have been asked to edit their new magazine, The Insider. This magazine will showcase the achievements of the service and its efforts at rehabilitation of prisoners. It is being launched to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the move of the prison to its present site. There is no budget for this enterprise and so it has to be self financing. All the content is being written by officers or by myself, having interviewed officers. We have a team member, who teaches at the prison, who is to solicit advertising to pay for the production. I am keeping my fingers crossed that all will go well, as the team put together to make it work has put in a lot of time and effort to get it right. If anyone reading this blog feels philanthropic and would like more information on the magazine with a view to taking out advertising, or to sponsor it, please contact me.

After lunch it was time for some serious writing so I wrote an article for a local newspaper in Portsmouth, England, and edited an article I have been working on for a specialist magazine in the UK. This article I have now submitted to the editor, so I will have to wait and see what he thinks of it.

Now it is blog time and so I am writing this. I will next go back to my books for an hour and study for my examination. I am not ready for it but wish that it was over so I can pack my books away and move on.

So, another day passes. Just think, it will be Christmas soon…..

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