The emotional roller coaster goes on - sometimes fairly upbeat, often anxious, jittery and tearful, but I'll get there. As you say Julie - normal changes from day to day. Everyday things such as cooking for one rather than two take some getting used to.
The various authorities are being very helpful. As no doctor in our practice had seen David in the period before his death, our GP had to get agreement from the Coroner's Office before he could issue the Certificate of Cause of Death. The Coroner's Office not only agreed without delay (so I now have the Certificate) they called me to let me know and also must have notified the Registrar. I didn't have to call to get an appointment, the Registrar called me to arrange it for next Monday. So sometimes the system works!
I have received loads and loads of cards and letters from neighbours and friends, especially from the croquet club and, of course all your lovely posts on the forum. Many lovely words of sympathy and support. The same words about David have cropped up time and again - kind, generous, encouraging, welcoming, helpful, lovely man, patient, enthusiastic. I think he might have blushed a bit! But they are all true.
The funeral/cremation is arranged for the week after next - that will be small and private. But I plan to organise a get together for friends and family towards the end of January to celebrate David's life, not mourn his death.
This will probably be my last post on this thread. Thanks to you all again for all the support and encouragement you have given me. It is much appreciated.
Love to you all