Friday, 23 September 2011

PART TIME EDUCATIONAL COURSES



I picked up this meagre brochure in the library the other day, just out of curiosity to see what was on offer that was 'different' this year. Classes are so expensive and often held in the evening which is not for me. Bucks CC used to offer discounts to pensioners and guess what - they stopped that scheme as I retired...
These two items were shown in the Gardening and Floristry section, tactfully put together, one above the other....
but this would be nice to have, someone working away in the garden all year. Gillian stops coming when the weather gets too cold, windy and dark, too, and I don't want to go out then, in any case. We always run out of time at the end of our season and things get left. She also has a job where she can be called in at the drop of a hat and it does rain from time to time, like this week...Would you fancy living next door to someone going to this class? I don't think I would, having lived next door to a teenager who had a set of drums in his bedroom in the terraced house next to where I lived in Prestwood. That was the cause of me moving home...
Now this would be ideal, except it costs £400 for 16 weeks! And each lesson is from 10 am until 3.30pm. I wouldn't be able to keep my concentration going that long! And it's during the winter.
I'll just have to keep trying to understand the manual which is on disk, of course, so practical for taking out with you.
Grumble, grumble, grumble.

4 comments:

marigold jam said...

I know just what you mean! Adult Education classes used to be wonderful and very varied but now that they must be self finacing to be viable they are too expensive for many of us and as you said £400 for 16 all day classes is more than we need - 10 weeks at 2 hours a go and costing say £75 now they'd surely get more takers!!! I'm with you on the manuals too!

marigold jam said...

Oops that should be self financing!!

Helsie said...

Try looking your camera up on youtube. There are heaps of tutorials there for lots of different cameras and they are very good. Tony has recently bought a new camera and he has learnt to use it very quickly using youtube.
As for Adult Education - the classes are always at the wrong time for me or they're too expensive or don't offer enough choice. ( or we're turning into Grumpy Old Women !!!)
Cheers
Helen

Sylve said...

Thanks, ladies, it's not just me, I'm pleased to note!