Friday, December 9, 2016
News of Chris Brand
I put up the following post on my main political site because Chris is a conservative blogger -- but I think it has a place here too
Chris seems to have weathered the storm and looks like he will make a good recovery. He is however still in hospital.
A great co-incidence is that my dynamic stepson Paul moved to Edinburgh over a year ago and in fact lives only 5 minutes walk down the street from where Chris lives. And Paul shares my views on most things so he and Chris got on famously from the get go. So Paul has been a great proxy for me during Chris' grievous illness. He has fought for Chris all the way.
Paul and my son Joe also get on exceptionally well so Joe is travelling to Britain soon and will be staying with Paul for Christmas and should therefore meet Chris. There will be some VERY conservative conversations between THAT trio! Joe and I also see eye to eye on most things.
With that background I think I can share the latest marvellous email from Paul. (Shiou is Chris' wife and Matthew is Paul's 5 year old son):
"Last night I spent 4 hours up at the Hospital with Chris, Shiou and his son, Tom who made a surprise visit up from London.
It was a really joyous occasion, celebrating the strong recovery of Chris. He hopes to be home for Christmas.
We had so many great chats and laughs but it was great to see Chris so talkative and strong in his will and being the main contributor to the many stories being told.
He is keen to assist Matthew in the future with his speech and cultural stories and of course we are all excited to have Joe Ray here over the Christmas period.
What a very lucky outcome!!"
The mention of Matthew refers to the fact that Matthew has acquired a slight Scottish accent which Paul rather deplores. He knows how much your accent typecasts you in Britain. So he is hoping to familiarize Matthew with RP, which Chris speaks. Matthew is a bright little boy so being able to switch accents should come easily to him.