My second day at Massey University and two minutes of silence to think of the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.
Such such a tragedy - watch this very moving footage set to the national anthem
I am so proud of the New Zealand spirit though and how people have reacted. This may be the push for us to become New Zealand citizens.
it is really interesting to be studying again after a 30 year break. It is wonderful how text books now try to help you learn and I am loving having time out from family just for me.
Isaac only goes to school from 8.50 till 12.30 but I've managed to arrange it that we only need a babysitter on Tuesday.
I am studying psychology, - research methods, cognitive psychology, biological psychology and abnormal and therapeutic psychology over this year which works out as half-time of a usual course.
I'm hoping it will integrate lots of what I've learned through my life experiences (with disability and adoption) with psychological theory and brain science.
Hannah has been great showing me round, taking me to my lecture theatres and I got to meet two of my friends who are lecturers and have a child with Down syndrome.