Happy New Year! (and some news…)

Dear Friend

 Apologies for long radio silence. As some of you will know, my wife (‘Ann’) was taken seriously ill a little while ago and needed major emergency surgery. However I am pleased to say she is now on the road to recovery. 

 ‘Phil’ (Luis) meanwhile continues to do remarkably well, although his mother’s illness was very upsetting for him and his brother. However at least we were all able to spend this Christmas together at home – unlike last year!

 In the New Year, I am starting a new blog which I will tell you about shortly, and also giving details of a new charity which aims to help children with kidney disease.

 For now, though, I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful, and healthy, 2014!

 Ed (‘Charlie’)

 PS I have belatedly received a reply from BBC Director General Tony Hall about that disgraceful Holby City episode, which I will post separately.