Sorry for the radio silence folks. On the morning I arrived in Bangkok I received news that my uncle had passed away. It has been a shock to all of the family and was very unexpected.
Being away from home is difficult at times like this, but I am taking comfort from the strong and close family I have back in Manchester. A few words about Uncle Kev; He loved to travel and always had one trip or another in the pipeline, Australia, USA, and most recently New Zealand. He was the family quiz master extraordinaire , Christmas wasn't Christmas without a game invented by Kev (and the inevitable arguments that followed about sticking to the rules! ) An avid United fan, a champion snooker player with a big heart. Kevin will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Thoughts and prayers are with Auntie Ann, Jason and his new wife Lisa.
News to follow soon about what I have been up to... I am safe and well with Beki.