Hi Jackie,
Thought you would like to see the email I have just received. It’s good to be appreciated isn’t it?

Dear J,
Just a note to thank you for your help this summer.. I am sorry that it was so disjointed – but we couldn’t have managed without you so thank you very much for your patience and care through the three weeks. Very sadly my mother in law died on Saturday morning – it’s just as well that we were able to spend this last week with her and my father in law so much better to have jettisoned the Sicily trip.
Hope you got to your next destination safely – and that your Burma trip goes well.