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 […]

For #TeamPositive read ‘Altered Concentration’

I’m clear that I’m piecing myself back together and I’ve realised that the jigsaw is a different to the one I was so familiar with before. There are some new pieces, some missing and the picture that I’m trying to complete keeps changing. I’m also clear that this is also true for others and their […]

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” […]

Mind the Gap

Mind the gap; that ubiquitous phrase that we hear on the London Tube reminds us that the space between where we are and where we are intending to be holds an element of challenge and a need to be mindful. This is so relevant once you have a cancer diagnosis because your intended destination is […]

Reasons to be cheerful 1,2,3

So I guess if you’re anywhere near my age you’re now humming that song (Ian Dury and the Blockheads Reasons to be Cheerful Part 3 by the way. yr welcome. I apologise in advance due to the fact that it’ll be going round in your head for at least an hour) and it’s a good […]