did you have a chance to tell him that alot of us would like to get back in touch with him
Yes, he reads these posts, but does not wish to post for personal reasons of his own. I did, however tell him that you in particular were interested in his whereabouts and he asked me specifically to let you know that he is thinking kindly about you.
With his wishes in mind, I am reluctant to expand further upon the lengthy conversation that I had with him.
Trust that you are well Malcolm. I go to Bamburgh for a week on Saturday where I hire a big house so that my sons, grandsons and Great granddaughter can come and go as they wish.
I hope that your parents are well and I feel guilty in that I did not get round to visiting them again.