Bradgate Park, Leicestershire  and Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 2017

We didn’t plan on going to a concert in Edinburgh. We didn’t know we would drive to Scotland.

There were only three things we knew for sure when we decided to return to the UK.

Firstly, time was of the essence. Dave’s Mum rang us twice for Christmas Day last year. Short term memory was beginning to slip.

Secondly, the kids would be OK for the fortnight. Family, friends and school were rallying around.

Thirdly, with stapedectomy surgery scheduled to hopefully restore hearing in my right ear, flying would be off the cards for the foreseeable future and having the opportunity to return to the site of our son’s life-changing accident might help.