For the time we were in Christchurch, P1 (s1’s mum) was having IV antibiotics for an infection in her foot

I had been warned before we got there, but it was still a little surreal.

Actually, that reminds me

S1 and I were plesantly surprised by P1

For the first time in many years, she was keeping a strict record of her health

It may sound a little odd,

but living 1/2 a world away, it is sometimes difficult to not be around to help when it’s really needed

so there is something amazingly comforting to see P1 helping herself in S1’s absence

it makes it just that little bit easier to get on the plane and head home to the UK again