Listen up and live

Listening, as we all know, is one of the deepest forms of respect. Listening to each other and genuinely being engaged within that conversation should be a consistent behaviour. However, we’re all guilty of not ‘being there’ listening and absorbing both what is being said and what is not being said; that takes 100% attention […]

Approaching The Approach

Well I’m unlikely to be smiling this happily this afternoon as I walk towards the mammogram machine for my annual check to ensure that nothing is happening that shouldn’t be. I know that this is all part of the process to ensure that life returns to a ‘new normal’ but that doesn’t take away the […]

Who took my Mojo?

Apologies for my radio silence this past few weeks; no real reason or excuse, perhaps I just lost my mojo a bit. However, it’s back and it’s back because I’ve been supported by a range of people and events and choices. I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time at The Penny Brohn Centre in […]

5 Reasons You Need A Cwtch

Cwtch: A warm affectionate hug, cuddle or snuggle that gives a feeling of a safe place or home. So it’s definitely been a cwtch week this past week in our household. You know those times when everything happens at once and you’re not sure if you’re coming or going? That’s the one. It’s not all […]

Status: Prickly

Many cancer patients will tell you that much of their time during active treatment is actually spent waiting. Waiting for appointments, then tests, treatments, then results, then new treatments, waiting lists and decisions. We become expert if not excellent waiters. So this current waiting game that we’re in should be old hat, I should be […]

Go, get in the queue, get over it and go on

Us Brits do some things extremely well and one of our national skills and characteristics is our ability to form and participate correctly in a queue. It’s one of those life skills that you learn by getting it wrong;  you step out of line, speak before it’s your actual turn, stand a little too close […]

Mothering Sunday Musings

I quite like the word musing and I particularly like the definition that offers ‘wool-gathering’ as a potential alternative because wool-gathering is exactly what I feel my brain is currently only capable of. musing ˈmjuːzɪŋ/ noun plural noun: musings a period of reflection or thought. “his musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone” […]

Z is for Zometa and Zonked

I can hardly believe that it’s the end of January already, the end of the first month of 2016. Time flies when you’re having fun doesn’t it and it would seem it flies also when you’re not. January has been full of the ubiquitous highs and lows of life much like my body temperature. Typically […]