On Sunday 5th January we were advised that our email account had been 'hacked' by persons unknown & this situation lasted until Wednesday 8th January. Within that period emails were sent to many of our contacts purporting to come from us advising that we were stranded in Ukraine having lost money, passports & tickets & requesting that funds be sent to enable us to get home. Hopefully anyone contacted would realise that this was a scam & ignored the request. Should anyone have been unfortunate enough to respond, please contact your local police as soon as possible. Additionally we were unable to receive emails & would ask that anyone having sent messages in the period 5th-8th January re-send them when they will be dealt with. We thank those of our friends who did contact us for their thoughtfulness.