Cheap hotels don’t have high speed internet connections. So for tonight, I’ll keep it were short. The first day of the ‘After-Care’ Congress organised by the Hannelore-Kohl Stiftung has been really interesting – and, amazingly, I stayed awake despite the 5am rise.


At home it must have been a very busy day with very many people coming and going all the time.

On the way here this morning, I read bits of a care plan for neuro-rehab and couldn’t believe how clearly this makes the case for an urgent overall of the current situation. More tomorrow.

I miss home, miss the family, miss Pádraig.