31 October, 2019. Halloween

31 October, 2019. Halloween

andrewdinnerMy beautiful Byron,

Its Halloween day today. Not that I am planning trick or treating, but I have a batch of sugar products for the kids.

I drove down to the coffee shop today on my bike, as usual, and I froze my butt off. It is so cold. Out of the blue. We have had super weather until today. Also, October is the month of wildfires in California. Every year the California wildfires happen.
The rains fall in the spring. Lots of vegetation grows. When it rains well it is really green and lush in summer until  the summer heat dries out into tinder. Then in Autumn, October/November, the Santa Ana winds arrive. And something sparks a fire. Usually it is a fallen down electric pylon. And the winds flame the spark. In no time at all the fire takes hold and spreads like — Wildfire.

Every years some 8 million acres of land burns in the California wildfires. In its way it is a good thing. Nature regenerates. The problem is when the fires get too close to houses. Cal Fire is the organization that tackles the fires. They have an airforce.  And each city has its own Fire Department. These jobs are very sought after. Lots of boys want to be firemen. Its quite a nice life really. They are young and fit and they have this adventurous time with big hosepipes. For most of the year they are able to cope, but in the Fire season, they need help. So California lets Prisoners in the penitentiary system help. Felons they are called. Prisoners who have been convicted of a crime. They are allowed to volunteer for help and they get to work with the firefighters. But they do not get paid. Firefighters get like $75,000 a year. Prisoner get like $2 a day for fighting the fires. Worse still, after they are released they cannot transfer their new skill to becoming Firemen because the Fire Department doesn’t hire ex criminals. But they do get 2 days taken off their sentence for every day they fight the fires. They saved California $80 million in firefighting bills last year. They have to wear orange suits while the fight the fire. Many if not most of them are really brave and do heroic work.
We are not close to the fires this year. The Getty fire is closest, and that’s about an hour away. Still, like everyone here, we have an emergency plan in case fire arrives.panoramio-35418302

I chose this picture to send you. It is you aged 9 months. You are on the beach in Sharm El Sheikh. In Egypt, on the Red Sea. I took so many thousands of pictures of you. You were a real little model as a baba.

I don’t have any pictures of you after February 2016 and for that we have Michele O’Leary, Charlotte Adler and Tom Amlot to thank. In fact, after I saw you that year, February 2016, you were moved from the house in Kingston to another house. And I never knew where you were. I wrote to Adler, asking for your address. And nothing happened other than her saying “Don’t write to me, talk to my solicitor.” So I did. I wrote to Tom Amlot. And still, I did not receive your address. I became very upset with British family law. I wrote to people about it, but nothing happened. Absolutely nothing. Then just before Christmas, in December 2016 I received a letter from Adler with a card from you, and that had a return address. So nine (9) months after you were moved, I finally had your address and I was then able to start writing to you. And I am still writing to you every week nearly four years later.

Byron getting ready to walk

Byron getting ready to walk

I think the Solicitors regulation Authority should comment on why your address was withheld from me for 9 months by members of family law. You can;t say that is in the child’s best interests. And I think in fact that you must have wondered why I stopped writing to you for almost a year. That is why it is important that you know the reason. And that you know not only who was behind this nasty decision, but that the Solicitors regulation Authority were given the full details, including the letters showing this 9 month time period. I have twice submitted the complaint, and I have had no reply at all. They say it takes 20 – 30 days to reply. After 40 days with no reply, I wrote again. And guess what. Still no reply.

My hopes to see you then became winter and summer holidays and every year I wrote countless letters to see you – summer holidays and when those hopes were dashed by the switch judge in your court case, Michele O’Leary, Tom Amlot and Charlotte Alder, the three members of family law who stopped you seeing me, then I would try for the December Holidays.  And every year it would be the same. So here we are, December fast approaching in 2019. And I have not heard one peep from either of those three from which it seems evident that you will, once again, be prevented from seeing me. or even speaking to me on skype.

Lucky for us there is this wonderful thing called the Internet and this wonderful skill that a situation like ours encourages, which is the ability to communicate with words and pictures. Soon I hope you will be able to write to me directly with your news?

So, you know I am always thinking of you and I know that one day you will be able to be with us. It may not be this December as I had hoped, but I will now make every effort for Summer holidays 2020.

Don’t forget, if you cant get to a computer to message me (On my Facebook messaging HERE) you can always trust Chris. Your godfather who will always make the best decision to help you.
You can reach him just by clicking HERE.

You have many people who love you and are doing everything they can for you to be with me. It will happen eventually. You will see.

Meanwhile,

Miss you,
Love you.
Daddy

PS: Here is a picture taken in my home in Riverbank in 1990. Your brother John, when he as 9 months. The same age as you in the picture above. John will be 30 next Month. Can you believe it. My two Riverbank boys. Whose house was stolen by Michele O’Leary, Tom Amlot and Charlotte Adler by lying and blackmail. Its a shame for both of you that you wont have the house that was willed to you both, equally. But Michele O’Leary, Tom Amlot and Charlotte Adler are still working in family law and earning lots of money. So at least they are happy about it. And in the end it’s only money. So who really cares. The £3 million + their lies cost me is small change to a musician and writer like me. As long as they eventually stop preventing you seeing me.That’s what I care about most. I will let you know soon as I hear back from the Solicitor’s regulation Authority.

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Page Links in chronological order:

The first of the LETTERS TO BYRON:  The PILOT
2nd GRAHAM COY
3rd:  TOM AMLOT
4th:  Thanksgiving day
5th: Michele O’LEARY. The switch Judge
6th : Raining in California
7th: Music
8th: DecemberRain
9th: Brexit and Greek war
10th: Winnie the Poo
11th: December kayaking
12th: Family law and Mark Zetin
13th: Xmas day 2018
14th: Maria and Anna
15th: New years eve 2018
16th: Your first smile
17th: Your Uncle GEORGE
18th: The Mighty PACIFIC
19th: WEBSTER and Summer HOLIDAY 2019
20th: Breach of Privacy offense
21st: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
22nd: Philotimia
23rd: A short note
24th: MUSIC and KINDNESS
25th: Robin Hood
26th: SRA ethical code
27th: NINE YEARS LATER
28th: Valentines day
29th: EVZONES
30th: Rushing
31st: Quick Note
32nd: Johannesburg 2019
33rd: Still in Johannesburg
34th: More Johannesburg
35th: Last Johannesburg for now
36th: Traveling. Upgrade
37th: Spring
38th: Whales
39th: MEXICO
40th: CABO ST LUCAS
41st: 1 April. Wallace’s Birthday
42nd: SANTA BARBARA
43rd: Short letter
44th: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
45th: KIRA visits
46th: Goodbye uncle Lazaros
47th: Easter Monday
48th: OJAI Tennis
49th: Short letter
50th: PARENTAL ALIENATION FACTS
51st: Cartagena memory
52nd: NEW RECORD
53rd: Last letter to 9 yo
54th: First letter to 10 yo
55th: D Day – 75 years
56th: LA QUINTA
57th: MASON GRADUATES
58th: DESIDERATA
59th: EARTHQUAKE
60th:  Chris and Golf
61st: Chris visits Byron in London
62nd: SUMMERTIME
63rd: PHYLLIS’ LETTER TO BYRON
64th: GUN CRAZY AMERICANS
65th: MISS YOU
66th: SCRUFFY
67th: Mason leaves for college
68th: ART
69th: Day after 911
70th: PAPOU. CALLING CHRIS
71st: Two Women
72nd: ANOTHER YEAR
73rd: PLANNING CALIFORNIA VISIT 2019
74th: KAYAKING WITH DOLPHINS
75th: M and M
76th: HALLOWEEN 2019

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