another day like no other

A year ago on June 5th I posted about a day like no other after walking in support of those suffering from Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Walking again today in the annual fundraising Gutsy Walk was also a day like no other but for a very different reason and with the disease symbol itself seeming to take on a very different meaning.

As I walked around Trout Lake in the sunshine here in Vancouver this morning with all those suffering from these crippling diseases together with their loved ones and supporters my thoughts were not only with them but also a few thousand miles away in Bermondsey, London where I lived, studied, worked and taught fifty years ago. How many times have I walked across London Bridge and how well I remember its re-opening in March 1973, which I blogged about last year.

And now another night of terror, pain and despair for too many has visited on that same bridge and on those same streets that I knew so well. There are really no more words other than to express my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to families and friends who have lost loved ones, especially the family of Christine Archibald from here in British Columbia, Canada; and to wish all those recovering in those great London hospitals, a full recovery.

Oh how I wish I didn’t have to post this image again so soon after the attack in Manchester.


Dedicated to the memory of Jodi.


  1. I join hands with you in walking your walk … two very dear friends have Crohns. And then I echo your sadness despair at the dreadful events on Saturday night. No words.

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  2. It is a frightening world out there these days Andrew. I heard a news commentator today say if asked to recount the terror attacks of the last few months she’d be sure to miss one. That they should be so frequent is simply horrific. Your visual is perfect.


  3. Andrew its so nearly, overwhelming the tragedies and horrific things people do to each other. Family. Grandchildren. Friends. Mean so much more these days, than ever!
    Your Gutsy Walk, is such a positive action, its uplifting to see & hear. Thank you 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome. But really, we should thank you – for raising awareness, on the many things that need our minds focused on Andrew. Its appreciated by many. Cheers, Debi

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