Spring is about to spring


It’s the last week of August – 8 months (two thirds) of 2020 have sped by.

My blog site has remained quiet for a while. I have been ill since January 2005 – 15 years! (despite been given a prognosis of some three to five years of life!)

During the last few months, especially,  I have seen how the CBD has gradually been feeding away at my body, resulting in more and more degeneration, paralysis and cognitive impairment.

I will attempt to share my final journey with you via this blog site.

Thanks for your support, assistance, kindness and love.







We are still in a lockup mode, and now Hurricane Laura puts the American Gulf Coast into a lockdown mode.

My IPad has gone into a shutdown mode.

Please bare with me …

Lockdown! Day 1

Today is the first day of the Viral Lockdown. It’s about the life and death of our home, Mother Earth!

It was a beautiful autumn day.

I spent the day cleaning out my cupboards – a spring clean.

Read the newspapers, had an afternoon nap and watched CNN and ETv. This is going to be a long 21 days.

20 20 The fall of the Wall or The drop of the curtain

Some 15 years ago in January 2006 was diagnosed with CBD and given a prognosis of 3 years to complete incapacity and a remaining span of 5 years.

I received numerous cards and emails from friends and family. This led to my blog site http://www.eds@tiscali.co.za, and my radio programme with Lance du Plessis of AlgoaFM.

Sadly, especially during the las six months, my writing has slowly started to dry up.

Seeing today is the end of the old and the beginning of the new, I will attempt to try writing again.

So from me to you, my best wishes for 2020. May it bring happiness and health. You remain my support and the wind beneath my wings. I won’t give up.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Thanks for reading, caring and sharing …

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Monday 28 October 2013: 7 years 1 month on …

Physical: Advantage CBD / Mental: Deuce

Today, 28 October, is the birthday of Harry Oppenheimer, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Matt Smith and Frank Ocean.

For me, most importantly, though, it is also the birthday of Doris (Stanbridge) Lunnon – my late mother. She was born in Maitland, Cape Town on 28 October 1931. She would have been 82 today.

But she passed away in The Strand, 27 years ago in 1986, after a heart attack at the age of 55.

It would have been great to have you over for dinner tonight, Mom. Maybe we would have even gone out for something special – that’s the way we do things in our Lunnon house nowadays. Maybe you know that!

I’m not sure where you hang out nowadays. Sometimes, I think you are really close by!


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Lake Louise Canada … Pera and I were  there some (out come the counting fingers!) four years ago (?) when we visited my Stellenbosch University room mate, Glynn Jones, and his family at Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley.

It was great catching up with the Jones’s this month when they were visiting in South Africa –  pity not in real time but the internet had to do!

It got me thinking (again!)

I started blogging way back in 2007 when I first became ill.


It all began when I starting receiving phone calls, many emails and cards and (yes!) letters from family and friends and even non-friends – complete strangers!

It was the era of the advent of cell phones, PC’s, the internet and e-mail correspondence . Then came SMS messages which we thought were great – and our children discovered MIXIT which we thought was dangerous!

Communication became the buzz word, and it made life so simple – or did it? In my case it certainly did assist me in getting through the days of replying to some interested parties, some concerned, some caring and some just plain nuuskierig.

We needed something that was faster, easier and less time consuming – and the IT gods responded. They gave us the internet, websites and blogging apps.

Hence was born www.

Soon to be followed up by http://www. something.co.za and then, http://www.edlunnon.wordpress.com.

Tomorrow, I will reflect some more on my life, my illness, my good days and my bad days, my ups and downs, my hopes, my concerns, my family, my friends, my travels, my achievements, my http://www.f@k#@ps, my planning forward and my winding down, my anger and my gratefulness.

Thanks for reading, caring and sharing…

and yes … #ImStaying! 

(Partly because no-one else would accept me anyway!