On Saturday, I took the mobility scooter along to Runnymede Gardens, a pleasure at any time, but even better that day. Make the Move, led by the lovely Caz, were holding their Summer Fundraising Fair. There were stalls selling stuff, tombola, tea & coffee, stocks (sadly, I missed the bit where Caz and Lee Baxendale were locked in them and had wet sponges thrown at them), demonstrations of their incredible agility by Make the Move, and candy floss! Perhaps I was just sensitive to it, but it seemed to me that its smell permeated the whole of the gardens. It took me back to my rather rare seaside excursions as a child. It must be years since I last saw any candy floss. Is it a victim of the health police?
Last week, I mentioned a donation page, if you wanted to help Marcus Hutchins’ defence. I am told that it was attacked by some bad guy hackers and, as a result, was taken down. I have just heard that the new donation page is at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/malwaretech/. Please help if you can. Marcus has some top lawyers, but law in the USA (Land of the Free, as they like to think of themselves) is expensive.
Interesting, isn’t it, that hackers, who presumably are not on the right side of the law, want to wreck Marcus’s defence, which aligns their interests with those of the prosecution. Makes you think. If you judge a person by the company he keeps, the prosecution doesn’t come out smelling of roses!
Meanwhile, my thoughts are with Marcus and his family. His parents, apparently, are trying to alternate visits to the States to be with him. It must be a difficult and worrying time for all of them. If you would like to wish Marcus good luck, you could put a message in the comments section below. It will get to him.
I couldn’t be at the Carnival on Sunday, but Santa, who was there to help out Combe Christmas, tells me that it went very well, with loads of spectators, especially along Wilder Road, plenty of floats and lots of people in costume. It looks as though Sunday is a good day to hold the event. Santa had help from Make the Move to distribute sweets to good girls and boys. Amazingly, all who were asked said they had been good.
Well done to the Lions for organising it and to all who participated.