1/ Your nice thoughts come through telepathically, so no need to say anything, but it would seem we won't be buying my stepfather a weather bureau calendar for next year, nor a yearly fishing magazine subscription. I am fairly sure we will be saved the expense of an easter egg and possibly not even have to bother with a christmas present. Hopefully sister can announce a new sis or bro for Little Jo to give us some cheer.
I have just found out that the Brighton Antique Dealer's last husband died of colangiocarcinoma too. She gave me some tips and what to expect. It ain't gonna be pretty.
2/ The brother friends have been evacuated from the Bangkok airport to a hotel. The one I spoke to sounded quite stressed and said they had experienced a hairy time. Drama queen. Someone, who knows, is paying for the first night. Must be time to bring on a coup.
Of course they don't know how aware of the situation we are. So as well as a reassurance call, he asked that we call their places of work to inform them that they won't be there.