Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 14 (The final chapter)

I still call Australia home 🇦🇺 As at the day of publishing this final chapter; 29th November 2022 it will be exactly 20 years since my brother Mark (Born Michael William Bayliss) died from AIDS. I dedicate this whole story both to him and to our Mother Gloria Kivlichan (nee Bayliss). I also dedicate this… Continue reading Gloria – Part 14 (The final chapter)

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 11

Australia - Meetings, Lies and New Life In February 2011 I needed to visit Melbourne anyway for both personal and professional reasons. The International College of Celebrancy with whom I was working alongside in my Celebrancy Training business were based there…and the personal reasons will become clear in the next chapter. So in visiting Melbourne… Continue reading Gloria – Part 11

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 10

Your love echoes around the world In April 2010 my daughter Georgia and I boarded a plane from London to San Francisco. Georgia was only 12 at the time and looking back I realise just how much emotion she too was carrying for a girl of her age but boy did she carry well. She… Continue reading Gloria – Part 10

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 7

Michael becomes Mark… The phone call I had received from Greg from Network Seven in Australia left me absolutely broken, not only for myself but more so for Mum. I received the call from him just before midnight and sat up the entire night just sobbing hysterically like I have never sobbed either before or… Continue reading Gloria – Part 7

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 6

Finding Michael It was around Spring 1987 when Mum dropped that second bombshell. After a lot of soul searching and several letters to and from Australia, she had decided NOT to look for Michael. To this day I still wonder who those letters were to and from - was she corresponding with the Sisters of… Continue reading Gloria – Part 6