Summary of the intervening 3.5 years:
Covid lockdown announced on Mum’s birthday 20 March 2020.
Mum and Dad’s 50th anniversary party on 5 April 2020 cancelled
Mum broke her hip in June 2020 and died the following month.
I pretty much moved back in with Dad to take care of him/ keep him company.
I quit my job and started referring to myself as semi-retired.
Dad persuaded the council that he still needs Josephine
His doctor told him to go on a cruise, so we did.
So here we are.