I have decided to get back on with the blog, following someone noticing it had stopped being updated! I found it hard to write my blog after I had finished the South Africa story as I was very sad that that was over. It was funny because it was such a fantastic experience that it sort of hurt. It was also a bit frightening as it is quite tempting to run away to South Africa and live with the sharks. Luckily for Ben I like living with him more.
So now I thought I would write a little bit about a news article that I saw today. It is all about Diana’s remembrance service. This week every day on the local news there’s been a bit about Diana and now people are putting their flowers at the gates of Kensington Palace like they did ten years ago. On the BBC news website there’s a photo of a couple of young people, I think they’re teenagers, looking very sad. Do they even remember Diana? What is this all about?
The thing that seems most strange to me is that I don’t think Diana was all that great. She failed her O Levels twice incidentally – all of them. She did some charity work which was good, but instead of making that the focus and actually carrying on something worthwhile there just seem to be a lot of concerts, services, statues and flowers. So what does this “legacy” actually mean? Seems a good opportunity for a trip to London for a bit of self-indulgent misery and a nice meal out. Or is there more to it than I can see?