While I have been on my European trip over the last month I have also been vey conscious of the traumatic world events that have occurred during this period:
12-06-2016: Orlando nightclub shooting: 49 killed and 53 wounded.
24-06-2016: The vote for Brexit succeeded and Britain will be leaving the EU wth huge consequences for the UK, EU and Ireland.
28-06-2016: Istanbul airport attack - 45 people killed and 239 injured.
03-07-2016: Baghdad bombings 250 people killed.
The events in the last month have been significantly worse than anything in quite a while and for the thousands of people affected, their lives will never be the same.