I successfully completed my first assignment and under-estimated the expectations of a level 3 course. So I have spent the last couple of weeks sulking and haven’t even picked up a study book. Instead I have read the excellent ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth. If you like a bit of dystopian adventure, this book is for you. The blurb lists it a ‘young adult fiction,’ but I enjoyed it so much I intend to read it again. Check it out if you can.
As a family we are coming to terms with my mum’s death. I cried for the first time last week, and that was because I realised the pain my dad is going through. He misses her so much. I admire the way he is carrying on. He still gets up for work every morning, and keeps his social arrangements with his friends. They have been fantastic to him and I am grateful.
My sister and I have been making the most of my grandma, who is now our last surviving female relative. I spent a lovely afternoon with her last Thursday helping Will with some colouring-in whilst she did some dot-to-dot. The years of hell that we have been through have brought us closer and my mum would be delighted to know that some good has come of it.