Stephen went up to the mine for the last time this morning and I went off to an Intermediate Word course. I wasn’t sure whether I’d made the right decision doing Intermediate Word, but the course outline described a few things that I wanted to be able to do better; a few things that I had questions about. It was well worth it. I really enjoyed the course. The facilitator was very knowledgable and the day’s pace was perfect. I’ve been in a few courses where the knowledge has been good, but the presenter has been a bit slow, dragging on where he/she could have upped the pace. We reviewed a lot of stuff that I already knew, but much was clarified. I now understand why some things don’t work (or don’t work as expected), and know how to do a few others things that I wasn’t sure about.

I was also impressed with the lunch arrangements. Catered lunches at courses are often less than impressive. We were each given a voucher that we could use to buy lunch from one of five or six nearby caf├ęs. I went to Jaws East Perth Sushi Restaurant. Yum!

I’m doing an advanced course on Thursday and Friday and really looking forward to that. It will cover quite a bit that I’ve never done before.

I got home and, of course, the pups were extremely happy to see me. Anzac went out into the garage later in the evening when I left the door open and laid down behind the car, refusing to move. I left him out there for about half an hour (with the door open so he could come in) and he wouldn’t move until I offered him some treats. I think the problem was that my handbag was on the kitchen bench and that usually means I’m going out in the car!

I finally got around to filling in the enrollment paperwork for the Graduate Diploma in Information Design that I’ve been accepted into, only to discover that I need to include a verified copy of my passport. I’m studying through Christchurch Polytechnic and so I’m an International student. I’ll have to see if I can get a verified copy tomorrow so I can get this paperwork sent off.

And now it’s time to watch Black Books and write my Christmas Cards!

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