I am sorry if you were bothered by an email at the end of April claiming to be from me, saying that I was stranded, moneyless, in the Philippines. Many thanks if you contacted me to warn me about this message.
As I think everyone realised, this message was not genuine: my email system had been hacked. The hackers also removed my list of contacts and forwarded all my yahoo email messages to a new address they'd created.
I WAS overseas at the time (in Spain, not this Philippines!), without easy internet access and also with flu, so it was a couple of weeks before I could sort things out. First I was able to reinstate my receiving of emails; a few days later Yahoo reinstalled my Contacts list. So I am back to normal, but, if you sent me an important email between 29th April and 12th May, please resend it.
Patricia Shepheard Rogers,
27 River Court,
London SE1 9PE.