I’m very happy for you, Cerys!!!
Over the years I’ve come to realize that most people are so into themselves and their “problems” that they rarely take notice of “us”. And when they do it is usually positive.
“I’m an old man with many worries, fortunately most never came true.”
– Mark Twain
But yes, it would be so much more fun to share the experience with your wife or another friend. I mostly get out by myself, and honestly it can be quite lonely.