Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lives & Times Meets Blowers From Test Match Special

Photographing Henry Blowers Blofeld for the book was particularly interesting as I met him in my Mum's road! Blowers has been one of the main stays on BBC Test Match Special commentating on cricket for over 40 years. Henry was appearing with the former TMS producer Peter Baxter at Norden Farm in Maidenhead, and was very happy to meet with me before the performance to be photographed for the book in spite of spending all day travelling to get to the venue. It was another wonderful experience and a great addition to the book.

My mother has been fighting bowel cancer for four and half years, and is the inspiration behind the Lives & Times book. She has fought cancer every inch of the way undergoing four lung operations as well as the original bowel operation. At the end of 2015 the cancer spread to her brain, and in June a seizure put her in hospital for six weeks virtually paralysing her right side and badly affecting her speech, Sadly while she was in hospital we learned that the cancer is now terminal. She has now been moved to a nursing home where she can receive 24/7 care. She is comfortable and in good spirits.

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