Dear Daddy, a letter from your newborn son

Well only one thing dominates this post- the birth of our first grandchild. New life. A positive pointer in the right direction. To celebrate his arrival and the evolving parent, grandparent and great-grandparenthood in progress I thought I’d repost a blog I wrote a little while ago. You’ll soon see why it’s so relevant. Welcome […]

If we were having coffee………

…..…I’d tell you that today is exactly one year since I had a routine mammogram that flagged up that something was amiss. I’d mention when you asked that no, the mammogram didn’t spot the cancer that was growing inside me but it did pick up a cyst and that was enough to raise the red […]

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” […]

A Verse about the Vice

As my first mammogram since diagnosis and active treatment approaches, I felt a little light chortle about them was appropriate…. Ode To The Mammogram  For several years they’ve told me, “Be careful of your breasts. Don’t ever bruise or hurt them, And give them monthly tests.” So I heeded all their warnings And protected, both, […]

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 […]