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 […]

Reflections on holiday essentials and Breast Cancer Awareness Month UK

As we reach the hump of the month and in particular Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the UK I thought it was time to touch base. Hello again. Just because I haven’t written much here doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing much. I’ve even managed a holiday in the sun. Well I say in the […]

Guest post: Keeping Mum when cancer comes to visit your family

Was Peter really as pleased with this crying baby as he looks? In January 1962 I gave birth to a much wanted daughter Rosemary, a sister for Peter who was then 3 years old. He was a really good baby, very easy to bring up, what could change with a second one? On that January […]

Just call me a ‘Rad Grad’ or ‘Completely Baked’

It’s done, it’s done, it’s done. My 20 sessions of Radiotherapy are complete and tomorrow we don’t have to take a 3 hour chunk out of our day to drive to Oxford to the Churchill Hospital. That will be a genuinely lovely feeling. It’s a very strange feeling also as you complete an active phase […]

Guest post: A son’s perspective ‘Cancer has changed you’

As we approach a milestone with Mum’s treatment (as I’m writing there are just two further radiotherapy treatments remaining) I can’t help but feel torn; on one hand the end of the radiotherapy signifies the end of a trying and emotional year, on the other there is the realisation that it is not a final […]

The dating game aka how things are going with Varian6?

I wasn’t sure what image to select to use for this post and thought that I’d have a browse through some recent pictures to see if anything triggered some inspiration. I didn’t have to go very far before I saw this one and knew that it fitted perfectly. The reason is because it’s actually a […]