Life changing, indeed, Armers. 56 years ago, our family had a very sad bereavement - time heals, to an extent, but everything is changed by such events.
On a frivolous note - yesterday, Mr Bee and I forayed our way into a local Aldi. Gin was on the list (who’d guess?) but it was nowhere to be easily found. We arrived at the checkout with other stuff - no, I wasn’t weeping - to find that all of the spirits are now housed in a glass case, under lock and key. One must ask the checkout person for the poison of one’s choice. I asked if ‘they’ had had pilfering going on and the checkout lad said that they had suffered £7,000 of losses in a couple of months. I must further perfect my technique