The last 10 years


Sell UVM

Approx. Sep 2004 - Nov 2004

Sold UVM one day taken on as a helpline operative next day

Start work at Mototek

January 2005 - July 2010

Work full time down in Maldon

Kirsten's breast cancer

August 2005 - August 2008

In Suffolk on holiday when Kirsten (my wife) first found a lump, quickly recived surgary then was treated with Herseptin

New Caravan

August 2007 - 2015

We had several good years with the Pop Up as the kids grew up, but felt it was time to go for a new Caravan.

New Car

March 2008 - 2015

Bought a Silver 2 year old Fiat Doblo 1.9 multi jet

Lighter Life Diet

June 2008 - July 2008

Lost a stone and a half in one mounthon this no food diet.

Rendlesham Forest

June 2008

Great weekend away camping cycling and good fellowship

Clare - Brain Tumor

April 2009 - Feb 2010

My sister Clare is diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumor.


May 2009 - June 2009

My reaction was to go down with a viscous infection of Shingles

Clare dies

Feb 2010


June 2010 - July 2010

Organised a ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland, which was great, particularly at the end. For me it was demoralising not to finish. I had to give up after 10 miles due to a chest infection.

Chest Infection

June 2010

Been on holiday in Norfolk where Kirsten was unwell,within three days i become unwell well a chest infection that does not resond to antibiotics. This happens a few days before I am suppost to go on the Coast2Coast.


August 2010 - April 2011

Was made redundant from Mototek and cheated out of my redundancy.

Blood Pressure

Sep 2010 - 2015

Put on BP tablets by GP, never got on with them. Side effects really bad!


April 2011 - June 2013

Lecturing on Motor Vehicle subjects around England and Wales. Good for experance and when infront of the class quite injoyed it. But lot of preperation, very much hand to mouth and poor pay.

New Workshop

Feb 2012 - 2015

On my second attepted found a workshop in Sandon . Good price and size.


May 2012 - 2015

Diagnosed by a consultant in Southend with ME - A bit shocked

South Essex College

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

One term at FE college. No future in doing this type of work.


Clear house

Jan 2014 - March 2014

Cleared the house, painted it magnolia, 60 trips to the tip, new oven and rear roof. Gave me a great feeling that I was doing somthing again, very posative.


Feb 2014 - 2015

Took out a £183,000 mortgage on the house and bought a great Park Home in West Hanningfield.

Park Home

April 2014 - 2015

Took out a 184,000 mortgage on the house - bought a Park Home up in West Hanningfield

Money Missing

July 2014 - August 2014

£1980 taken out of my Mothers account in July most of it £300 lump sums. I find out in December

Hip Brakes

October 2014

My mother's hip brakes as she is bending down to pich up a book. Find she has not been taking her Alendronic Acid for years, Eddi said he did not need to tell me as he had told the Doctor, the Dr said he had not been informed.

Aunt Jane Dies

December 2014

Suddenly Kirsten's Ant Jane dies in Scotland. I ask my Mother if she will stay in the residential home untill the Saturday so as we can go to the funeral - she becomes very angry

Bank Account

December 2014

My Mother takes her banks acound to see her friend - they go through looks like there is a lot missing


December 2014

Mum askes to go into Respite for a week in a residential home.

Bank Manager

8th December 2014

Took my Mother to see the Bank Manager - She said in her opion and experance it is usally the career at fault, so change the pin, change the account so I become jointly resposable, and get the Power of Attorney underway.

The End

December 25th 2014

Finally a meeting with Eddie (and Mum) to discuss missing money. He explains that there there can not be any money missing as there is as much in her accont in December as there is in the begining of July. I say this is nonsensce and say he has to leave. My Mother says she is going to write me out of her will!