A final farewell

Kathleen passed away at 7:10 pm on the 18th May 2017. Kathleen would normally pick a topic that was close to her heart and write an amazing post about it. I, unfortunately, have nowhere near the wordsmithing skills as she did, so I apologise for a jarring, out of place post. I suggested to Kathleen that … More A final farewell

Celebrating Moments

There is a song in the play “Into the Woods” that includes the lyrics: Oh. if life were made of moments, Even now and then a bad one-! But if life were only moments, Then you’d never know you had one. Cancer has made me see that you need to celebrate the good moments alongside … More Celebrating Moments


It has been a while since I posted and quite possibly this might also be my last post as I feel as if I have achieved my goal, which was to demystify, educate and increase awareness about breast cancer and treatment. But then again, I have a unique opportunity to increase awareness about Triple Negative … More Courage

A Meaningful Life

When faced with shattering news, I have learnt that my family and I have bucketloads of courage and grit, and even in the face of an out of control train, we can handle anything life decides to throw at us. And so we did these last two weeks. As many of you know, 4 days … More A Meaningful Life

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade and mix liberally with gin!

Hello all! So, I have finally come up for air after my surgery and I am happy to report that I am almost pain-free. I awoke last Tuesday feeling actually very good, and the pain was managed well overnight and the next few days, to the point I don’t think I have ever actually felt … More When life throws you lemons, make lemonade and mix liberally with gin!

The next step…

After so many months, tomorrow marks the next step I am taking to fight my cancer. It is strange to feel both scared and yet strong and determined I had a little meltdown this time last week just thinking about it, but allowing my fears to overwhelm me actually had the effect, I think, of … More The next step…

What love is….

If you don’t like soppy or romantic, look away now. I posted recently about the effect a cancer, or major illness, diagnosis, has on those around them. In my case, no one has been more affected than my husband Justin and our 2 daughters. But is has been Justin who it has had the most … More What love is….