Inniu (an chéad lá de mhí na Feabhra) Lá Fhéile Bríde. The first day of February, the first day of spring. The first day of a new beginning. The first St Bridget’s day that Pádraig is home home in three years.

Tonight, I met one of the most inspirational people I’ve met in a long time. He is a someone who knows more and has reflected more than anyone else I’ve met about what it is like living with a disability. There is such a clarity in what he is saying. And everything is, like all great things, blatantly obvious the moment he describes them – but only then. About the new life following a severe injury, about your old friend from before the injury, about a truly person-focussed approach, about working with PAs – most of all: about living a life. – He promised to stay with us. To meet Pádraig. To share some of his insights with him and with us.

The Boston cycle is taking shape. We had our first planning meeting yesterday and will have another one at 5pm in our house this coming Sunday. Please let me know if you want to help with the preparations and, possibly, join the Boston to Cape Cod cycle or even a parallel ever in Dublin, please let me know!