So, it’s been almost two years since I posted here (apart from yesterday) and if I have any followers left I should probably explain.

About two and a half years ago my wife, Lesley, was diagnosed with cancer. It was stomach cancer and by the time it presented symptoms (trouble swallowing) it had spread to her throat and it was incurable. They told her she had a year so she proved them wrong and lasted a year and a half. She died on 2nd May last year after it spread to her brain and spine. It was mercifully quick.

Now I find myself a widowed parent of four with a full time job and politics has really taken something of a back seat this past year while I figure out what I’m going to do with my life. I’m still working on that.

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  1. CherryPie (68 comments) says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your lovely wife.

    The passing of significant loved ones takes time to get over, the loss over time transforms our outlook on life.

    My thoughts are with you xx

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Thank you. It’s been a difficult time but amazing family and friends have got me through it. Losing my father-in-law 6 months after my wife was a bit of a kick while I was down.

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