My next door neighbour died over 2 weeks ago and because he took ill abroad the coroner is delaying allowing his family to register the death and arrange a funeral. My problem is that I know the backlog on funerals and I was not just his neighbour but also his GP for a few years.
I said to my wife on learning about the situation that I hoped his funeral didn't clash with my plans. I have wanted to do a coast to coast and invented my own route and have it all planned for when I suspect the funeral will be. This has been planned for at least 2 months including trains , places to stay , to eat and sendind a package at the halfway point to minimise weight in my panniers. Emotionally I can't call off my trip as I have an MPN and don't know if next year I will be capable with other committments this year or at least when weather is reliable. How do I deal with this appart from the honesy that I have other committments when my neighbours husband died and I still have the health to try a C2C on a bike.
Any sensitive comments gratefully recieved