Thanks to you all for your thoughts, very much appreciated.
We spent Friday night with Louise’s family, ate too much, drank too much, cried a little, laughed a lot and the cathartic effects are still being felt. Onwards and upwards and all that.
Saturday night was spent at a friends 30th birthday party, with the added great news that he and his wife are now expecting! Yay!
I guess I should insert some kind of “circle of life” comment here but I won’t, I’m just gonna sit here, nibble on some tablet and try not to bite the inside of my cheek again (don’t you hate that? you do it once and then spend the next week or so carefully chewing only to do it again when you least expect. Hurts like buggery too).
Anyway, I’ve still got questions to be answered, number two will be along later.