This is when Pádraig should be home. This is when our two daughters and I were to take a few days off together. – Neither of it happened.

Now you could be really devastated, sad, furious about this. Late last night I was, for a moment.

This morning, I reminded myself of that decision to look at the bright side, not at the dark side of life. Because resilience, believe in the impossible (nobody has done this before), achieving the unachievable is what makes a Dreamboater different.

What saved the day was the visit by very good friend dropping in some very nice and healthy food – and a plan to do a triathlon next year.

Next up. Christmas.