Thursday evening is a quiet time at Dublin airport. Hardly anyone to be seen when we left the plane and made our way to passport control. They just looked at us and asked “Everyone Irish?” I said “yes, just one is German” to which he answered “Not to worry, there’s always one” – and winked us through.

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When we arrived home we saw that, finally, the standing bed.had arrived. I couldn’t belied my eyes. The therapist who checked the bed out this morning said to Pádraig that he was a trailblazer and that this bed was the first of many standing beds to come – and she was really really excited about the thought. This will really change a lot of people’s life. And she meant it.