Again, more time has gone by than I intended before writing another post. In my defence, we have been rather busy here in Scotland.
We finally got Eric's Mum moved from hospital into a nursing home last Tuesday morning and had spent some time trying to make it homely for her. Unfortunately she was only there three and a half days before she died. At the end she was very peaceful, more so than she had been for some time. In fact, she just fell asleep, which I think is the way we'd all like to go. Her funeral is on Wednesday and we'll stay another couple of days after that to tie up loose ends, finish emptying the flat etc., then we head back to the ferry and France.
The last 3 months have been quite a strain and we're looking forward to getting home and spending some time trying to get back to normal. All in all, a very sad time.