Monday, 19 August 2019

14th birthday - Never Give Up

Next Sunday will be Aleyah's 14th birthday.. Yes 14! As we have done every year since she was taken, we will be trying to celebrate the day as much as possible and keeping cards and messages from friends and family for her to read when we are reunited. (let me know if you want a message from you kept for her).
We keep all messages etc in a memory chest for her so she will be able to see for herself that she is, and has always been in our minds and in our hearts. We will also, of course, have cake 🎂😉.

Next year, we plan to do another "Across Borders" event which Michelle is crazy enough to make the journey with me to help to raise awareness of parental child abduction and parental alienation.. and hopefully raise some funds for one or two worthy charities (TBD) .. Guess some more training is in order..

Thanks Michelle Clark and others who have stood by me, given your support, spoken up instead of just thinking how wrong this has been and those who have helped and supported these events and activities. Also those who have sent or posted messages of support. They all mean so much xxx

I have some amazing friends and family who I love and appreciate so much. You have helped to keep me strong, and smiling even when I have found moments so difficult.

We are one more day closer.. There will be an end to this madness.. Always loving you.. Forever your dad xx

#nevergiveup #onedaycloser #foreveryourdad #walkacrossborders #tandemacrossborders

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Blocking posts and blogs

Sadly, it seems that along with the threats I received to try to stop me from posting about how I love and miss my daughter, attempts have also been made to remove my blogs and articles in an obvious attempt to stop the truth from being known.

I will continue to post to private blog messages to my daughter which she can read whenever she asks for access. 

It is so important for her to know that she is always in my mind and in my heart. Always has been.. Always will be.. 

The tactics used to keep us apart have been dispicable.. This will come to an end. One day she will seek the truth I am sure. 

When she is an adult, she won't be able to be controlled in the way she is now and decisions made for her. I have maintained a record should she seek these answers. 
All I wanted was to be in my daughter's life but every tactic possible has been used to try to stop that from happening.. All because I dared to instigate Hague proceedings for her return home after she was taken a decade ago. 

I have tried to request mediation several times but it is always refused by her mother. Probably through fear of the truth being known.

I want my daughter to know that I am not the person that I have been portrayed to be.. I am a loving father who would do anything for my child. 

Parental alienation and abuse of the family court with tactics like false allegations is horrific.. But I am not alone. There are many fathers, mothers and families that are having to cope and be patient in the same way we have.

But I am not broken by this. I am the same loving, caring father I always was... Only stronger! 

In a way, I can understand why such attempts are being used to try to silence me. The tactics that were used were beyond despicable. 

If and when answers are searched for, they are here. 

Ideally, I would have loved to be able to mediate. 

Despite those tactics used and the hurt that was caused to the paternal family, I have been willing to put those thoughts aside and discuss contact so our daughter can have both sides of her family in her life. She deserves that.. What she does not deserve is to be lied to and deceived in the way that she has been and still is being!! 

We are one day closer and I cannot wait for the day we are reunited.

Always loving you
Forever your dad 
0034 622 925 754

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

One Year Since Walk Across Borders

A year ago, we set off on a 44 day walk (approx 1750km) between Orihuela, Spain and London, UK..…/day-1-orihuela-t…

Our objectives were to:
  1. raise awareness of the issues surrounding parental child abduction and the impact on families and children
  2. raise awareness of parental alienation abuse and the impact on families and children
  3. raise awareness of the failures in family court and with authorities that sometimes appear to facilitate abduction, alienation and false allegations which can be used as a heinous alienation tactic.
  4.  help the Reunite International UK charity who NEED the additional resources to effectively support families who are involved in international children's cases.. Over 17,000 calls were managed by their advice line in 2014.
We had such wonderful support from so many people on this journey from which we were so grateful.

We also met some amazing people en route that provided an experience that we will never forget...

There were also some very testing moments too but we took those in our stride (excuse the pun) and completed the journey at the Royal Courts of Justice on 5th October, 2015.

You can read about out journey by clicking on the link below and navigating the blog entries...
I hope we achieved some of what we set out to achieve. I was pleased that my mother was able to see us complete this before she sadly passed away in November...

She was so proud and fully supported the reasons why we decided to do this.. Tragically, she never had the opportunity to reunite with her granddaughter who she loved wholeheartedly until her last breath... It still does not seem real that she is no longer with us.. She was my rock... For such a small lady, she had so much courage and strength.. She is missed so much :(

Hopefully, we can continue to do as much as we can to try to make a difference... a positive difference... and just maybe enough awareness will be raised to prompt some change...
Doing nothing achieves nothing...
Nobody can do everything; but everybody can do something...
One more day closer xxxx

Friday, 8 January 2016



Shani Ormiston has launched her new single " I Am to Fighter ". She is preparing her own videoclip and is having a casting open to all those people who would like to tell their own story. She is looking for authentic fighters who have overcome, or are fighting for something, an infirmity or a problem or obstacle in their life – of whatever age, nationality, race or religion, those who are survivors and wish to tell their story to the world.

So if you have a story to tell, or know of someone who is a fighter of an illness or other problem: if you are a survivor, then send an email to recounting your history briefly and attaching a recent photography.

This offer is open until January 22nd when the production team will choose those who will participate in Shani Ormiston's new pop video.

Music can be a really powerful media. Shani is a good friend of mine and she supports the reunite international charity as well as helping to raise awareness of parental child abduction and alienation

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Wishing everybody a happy & wonderful Christmas.

For those who are parents affected by parental child abduction or alienation and are not able to see their children, my heart goes out to you and empathise with the hurt that you will undoubtedly be feeling.
Please stay strong and try to enjoy the season as much as possible with the people around you who, in many cases, share your frustration with the system and really do care about you and your child(ren)!!

If you have your children with you this year, treasure every single moment with them. They will never be this age again.. You are very blessed..xx

Thank you to everybody that have stayed the distance, inspired me and helped me to stay focused and positive when inside I my heart has been shredded. Even more so with the sudden passing of my mother recently.. . For such a small lady, she had a huge heart and such great courage.. A true inspiration. She is missed so much.

I really can't put into words how much I appreciate all that have given so much love and support.
Love and best wishes!!! One Day Closer!! xx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

One Day Closer office

One Day Closer is an office in Villamartin Plaza, Spain who try to support families who are affected by parental child abduction and parental alienation by providing information and contact details necessary to ensure a quick resolution in the best interest of the children and of the family.

We give our wholehearted support for the UK charity Reunite International Child Abduction Centre and one of our objectives is to raise funds for their advice line (0044 (0)116 2556 234)  through various events and activities.

Please help us to achieve this through our JustGiving pages or join our fundraising team (

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Parachute Jump - June 2016

Next June I will be taking a leap out of an aircraft as another fund raising event to support Reunite International Child Abduction Centre .

This is something that my mother Doreen Dalton always wished to do but unfortunately, due to health issues, was not given permission by her GP to do so. I will be doing this in her memory

If you would like to participate with me for this event, please let me know so I can get the forms sent out to you. email: