Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christina Hollis: A Learning Experience

Beautiful, isn't it? Pic via Pixabay
I can't believe how quickly my first term at university is passing. It's flying by. I assumed it would be only my writing that saw the benefit of a Masters course at the University of Gloucestershire. Instead, it's proving to be invaluable in all sorts of ways. 
My navigating, driving, parking, and socialising skills are all improving in leaps and bounds. I can now find my way around Cheltenham pretty well (both on foot and by car), I've learned the best lanes to be in during rush hour (because there's so much traffic you can't always see the lane markings). I always used to go shopping very early, so there was plenty of room to park. My university schedule means that's no longer an option. I've had to get used to reversing into the very last parking space in a packed car park (driving a tiny car helped with that one!).  Workshopping as part of a group of ten isn't half as bad as I thought it would be, now I've got used to everyone.
I'd recommend further education to everyone. You're never too old to learn something new!
Christina Hollis writes contemporary fiction starring complex men and independent women. She has written more than twenty novels, sold nearly three million books, and her work has been translated into twenty different languages. When she isn’t writing, Christina is cooking, walking her dog, or gardening.

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dstoutholcomb said...

sounds like a wonderful experience.

here's something fun: In Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, my oldest son attended Arcadia University, and the main building is Grey Towers Castle, which was built to resemble Alnwick Castle.

Two Cheltenhams with universities...separated by an ocean.


Christina Hollis said...

What an interesting fact! The name 'Arcadia University' sounds so grand, and with Alnwick Castle used to film some of the Harry Potter films, it must be a lovely place to study. Thanks for commenting, Denise.