We got home half an hour after midnight A bit of an epic journey using almost every kind of transport, including a train driving 250km/hr – before it broke down in the middle of nowhere for 45 minutes. There were cancellations, breakdowns, and delays. Almost unsurmountable obstacles for wheelchairs, ultra-high tech aids, and beautiful people offering their help along the way, including a Deutsche Bahn Train Chief telling Pádraig to press the SOS Button if he needed assistance on the train, and personally helping to lift (!) Padraig onto and out of her train.

There were dozens of small miracles happening yesterday and dozen of angels helping us along the way.

(We we’re listening to Nick Cave’s “Into my Arms” along the way…)

In the end: we made it.

Which shows: in some cases you have to keep trying and pushing and sweating (and crying. And laughing.) to get you where you want to go. But you have to keep going and trying and take a chance.