Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Thursday, 7 July 2016
In May this year I celebrated my 50th birthday.
After a crushing result in court in February relating to the loss of my amazing Scirocco "Scarlett" in an accident in 2014 I was feeling pretty low having lost the vehicle, the compensation and now suffering from chronic Tinnitus, things were not so rosy for celebrating my 5 decades of life.......but the amazing hard work, skill and dedication of one amazing chap named Glen Place provided me with an epic ,mind-blowing gift that can only really be appreciated by seeing it in the flesh ( or cast perhaps?).
No words now, just pictures to document the amazing thing that Glen has done for me in completing this incredible project
Scarlett and trailer in 1/18 scale....
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Friday, 10 June 2016
Today I have a chap coming around to the house to do an interview with me for a well known consumer program.
Not going to tell you what it's about right now, but will post some more details up here once he has been to let you know how it goes :-)
Not had any reporters around since Rob Sissons came along to cover the Scirocco2Morocco drive in 2008 for East Midlands today and I had to drive the Scirocco along a back lane a few times with him filming in the rear to get footage for the story (it's on YouTube under the title "Scirocco 2 Morocco BBC visit" or something like that :-)
Sunday, 10 April 2016
BloodWise. The new name of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research....and much easier to type ,share my story :-)
Just had a look at the new(ish) Bloodwise website and spotted a familiar contributor who has had his Leukaemia story published on there :-)
If you fancy a read just follow the link below......
Keep on fighting Folks :-)
Well......I am back :-)
No doubt many of my regular readers will be wondering what on earth happened to this blog shortly after my court case regarding the RTA in April 2014. The truth is, after the catastrophic outcome of my claim , which was rejected due to a very good Barrister on the defences side, and ...well lets say, not such a good one on mine!!
I don't want to go into detail on here, but suffice to say the fact that the shock outcome has cost me dearly. Not only have i lost over £6500 in damages, had to endure almost 2 years of stress and financial hardship, but i lost the most wonderful car I think I will ever own....Scarlett the Scirocco :-(
The Ultimate indignity arrived recently. A bill from my "No win,No Fee" legal team...for almost £2800 !!
For what I ask?
Anyway. I won't be talking about this right now except to say that i am taking legal advice from the Legal Ombudsman and a firm of solicitors i have contacted who are very interested in carrying out a review of the entire case ....lets see what they make of the numerous points that I feel need clarification !
The bottom line?
I have a badly damaged Mk2 called Scarlett still sat on my drive and another road worthy Scirocco of the same year,colour and age awaiting transformation to become Scarlett's heir and successor .
I am bruised, battered and angry...but hey, In August I have been living with cancer for 10 years, so life NEEDS to go on and I need to get myself back on track.....I will let the legal experts do their job and hopefully get a few answers as to how this sorry state of affairs came to be .....
Scirocco 2 Morocco.......much more than just a Car !!
Sunday, 21 February 2016
This information was posted on the Official Ebay members forum...which makes it all the more ridiculous that ebay are STILL allowing people to trade "5 Star Feedback" (go on, search ebay for that)
Anyway here it is.
Incidentally it is followed by advice on how to avoid these scams!.....seems pretty simple to me that Ebay should ban them.....Simples :-)