Someone hacked my account

About 15 minutes ago, I got an email from Amazon explaining that they had successfully changed my email address (as per my request) from my actual email address to

Naturally, I tried logging into my account and was rather disturbed to see this new email address automatically appear in my browser when I did so. I tried the app, but even with Touch ID enabled, since my email address had changed, I was unable to get in.

A frantic Google search gave me a number of different options, none of which did not help at all. So I called them directly, and they have now actioned my account as “compromised” so nobody will be able to place any orders. I now have to wait for (unto) 24 hours for an account specialist to contact me.

While my account is not available at the moment, which prevents anyone from placing orders, they were unable to tell me how someone changed my email address without my account. I’m hoping that the account specialist will be able to tell me.

I had hoped to place some orders today, but nothing urgent, so I am not too worried about it – for now. Let’s hope that they are able to call me back, and help protect my account a bit better.


Rediscovering writing

A friend recently reminded me that I used to write a lot. I then reminded myself that it has been a long time since I have written anything, well personal, on a blog type platform. For a few years now, I had been using my online space to help friends with their websites. Now that their sites are all up and running, it is time for me to get back to something that I enjoyed doing – writing – or in this context, blogging!

All the contents of this blog are personal. I may get political, I may get nonsensical, but at the end of the day, as a human being, sometimes we just have an urge to share something that is bubbling deep within us. I’m not saying that it will be life affirming or life changing, but it’s better out than in.

Does that make this a sort of therapy? Maybe it does.
Maybe it is just helping me get back to a time when I used to blog more regularly.
Either way, here is my first blog post and I will add more as and when I feel like it.

Wondering about the header image? Well, that picture was taken by yours truly, near a local lake. I do love taking pictures, make no claim to be any good at it, but it something that I enjoy doing.

So please feel free to comment on my posts. I must warn you, while I am always up for a spirited debate, anyone coming in with delusional profanity is more than likely to be ridiculed and then blocked (and not necessarily in that order!).