I wasn’t going to be particularly open about being in the Philippines at the moment. Bitter experience has shown me that there those who would wish to attack my happiness and I was trying to avoid that this time. As it happens social services are still doing a safeguarding investigation, that’s their way of saying they believe I did something to harm Zoey earlier in the year, they’re determined to find something. They won’t because there is nothing but they want to believe there is and there is nothing I can do about it. It’s not like a legal investigation, they don’t need to gather in all the evidence just that which they want that makes their accusation seem credible. From this they can reach any conclusion they want and make decisions upon it. I’d have to make a legal challenge at my own cost to disprove it. So, some evil, bitter person doing their worst, which is normally to contact the DWP, well, it’s not significant to me by comparison.
I am seeing the bigger longer term picture, me & Dennis. We’ve got a long way to go yet, a very long way. It’s going to be quite stressful and possibly expensive but we want ‘us’ and we’re going to fight for it. We were not brought together across the planet to give up if we get some knock backs.
For me, the greatest challenge is to learn enough of the language so as not to make my hosts feel awkward talking around me.
I couldn’t ask for a better, more loving partner then Dennis, he is beautiful inside out, I am very proud of him in so many ways. He is a teacher, what could be a more responsible profession? Educating the future of a nation. He sings beautifully … hey look, it’s a long list but shorter version is, I love him. What could be better than someone who holds us whilst we sleep? I hope I can be the man he needs me to be