The last visitors are leaving. Carers and therapists are coming back. And I am confronting all the things I didn’t confront last year, those things I wanted to address during the quiet (!) Christmas period, but, of course, never did. No surprises here.

From tomorrow, we’ll have two days of (almost) normal routine again, before another weekend break to finish up the last Christmas sweets and to put away the Christmas decorations for another year.

I suspect Pádraig will need a few days to get back into the swing. It’ll be as difficult for him as it will be for us, at least physically, to start with the daily exercises and routines that were all thrown over-board for nearly two weeks by now.