Second day of the journey, second time on a ferry. This time from Holyhead to Dublin.

And there they were: three of Pádraig’s friends from college who had studied history with him. We had never met them, although they had been in our house for this small event Pádraig had organised for his 21st.

He was so happy to meet them again, just out of the blue! We had a chat and they updated Pádraig on what had been going on in their lives since they left college. None had the job for life. All agreed that these days, jobs last for about 2 years and then you change.

The last five weeks are crushing down on me. As if my body was telling me: it’s time to recover. Straight into bed.