Ian Franks tells how shocking news of the death of his first wife reduced him to tears - even though they divorced nine years ago
Just a couple of days ago, a spurious email arrived in my inbox. Its writer attempted to extort money for information he, or she, has about my supposed infidelity. In return for a payment of $950 worth of bitcoin, the would-be blackmailer offered to keep quiet.
Our British Airways flight from Madrid to Heathrow was beset with problems. First, there was a ‘technical issue’ with the plane. At least, that was the official explanation but one of the staff at the boarding gate revealed that a bird had got on board and was being removed. Then, once we landed in London, … Continue reading Our trip to hell – part 2 – Los Angeles
Hi everyone, sorry it has been so long since I last wrote but what started as a dream vacation two months ago, turned into a nightmare. A nightmare that has not yet finished. It will take me more than one post to let you know what happened. For now, I’ll just give you a brief … Continue reading Our trip to hell and back! Really? Back?
Police on your doorstep late at night is never a good sign. If their business cannot wait until the morning, it must be serious, right? And, so, it happened. Just before midnight, a car pulled up and two uniformed officers came straight to our house. No, we had done nothing wrong – they didn’t want … Continue reading Late night police visit to pick me up
Hi This is just a brief note to say that 50shadesofsun.com is up and running again. I know there has been a lack of posts for a few months, but the site is back in business. Regular readers will know that I live with multiple sclerosis, an unpleasant, unwanted, degenerative disease. It is oppressive and … Continue reading 50shadesofsun.com is back
Wheelchairs remain a fear in the minds of many of us who have grown up hearing the phrase “confined to a wheelchair”. While that is not part of our current language about disabilities, a fear still remains about needing to use one. In truth, however, a wheelchair is a tool that can make our lives … Continue reading Some thoughts on making your home wheelchair-friendly