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 […]

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” […]

Forgive us when we switch tribes

Warning: you definitely need a cuppa to accompany you as you read this longer post from me. It’s an essay I wrote in response to a request for submissions for a publication regarding helping people who have received a cancer diagnosis. I suspect that many people made practical suggestions (make dinner, walk the dog, change […]

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 […]

Really? You’re serious?! @*&$

After a series of administrative cock ups and general organisational malaise I now have an appointment with my Consultant Oncologist on 13th July. Yes, July. That appointment will enable me to be referred to Radiotherapy. Estimated wait time from that point……..5 weeks which might take us to mid-August before the treatment eventually begins. 15 weeks, […]

It’s time to get a tattoo and a haircut…….

It’s all good news here. The Oncotype DX test has shown that in my case Chemotherapy will not be effective in preventing a reoccurrence or to put it in medical blurb my personal risk stratification profile is low or as Dr De Silva put it last night ‘Congratulations you’ve passed!’ So we’re delighted that route […]