Well I don’t know where to begin. Our Christmas has been truly horrible. My sister in law was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour last year. She had an operation, then chemo, more chemo, everything to buy her a bit more time. But she took a turn for the worse over Christmas and now is on end of life care. Then on the 22nd of December my brother in law John died unexpectedly, three days before his birthday. He was a wonderful, warm-hearted man.We tried to make the best of Christmas day but it wasn’t easy. Life can be so sad at times can’t it, and so painful. Loss and grief are parts of living that nobody can escape. As you get older you know people around you are going to drop but it’s still such a shock. I know it’s a cliche, but life and relationships really are precious, fragile things. The trick is, you have to realize that before a love one dies I suppose. Time will do its thing, as time does. The initial sting fades but the hurt doesn’t really go away though, you just learn to live with it as best you can, and that has to do.