Afterwards, Mum and Dad picked me up (they’d taken the opportunity to visit a stately home in the area) and we went to the Middleton heritage railway. We arrived just in time to catch the last train ride of the day. We finished the day off with a birthday meal for Mum, at Swadesh, a fairly new (well, to me, anyway) Indian restaurant in Bowdon.
Since I was in the UK this weekend, I took the chance to go to Leeds to attend a day school for my ongoing Open University course in Biological Psychology. Having given most of my attention to the Human Biology course over the last few months, the day school was a great opportunity to refocus on this course, and receive some tuition that didn’t come out of the text books. I attended two tutorials, one on experimental design, particularly relating to the End of Course Assessment (ECA) and the other on schizophrenia. Both were informative and well presented. It was also great to meet some other people on the course (predominantly women, and most studying psychology).