Cancer story, Life in general, Personal

10 years is a long time and no time at all

My youngest is 10 and I can’t quite believe where the time has gone. How can he be the long-legged pre-teen he is now, when just yesterday he was a bouncy smiley baby? I have changed jobs 4 times in 10 years. Workwise 10 years ago feels lost in the mists of memory. I have… Continue reading 10 years is a long time and no time at all

Cancer story, faith, Friends and family, Life

Telling The Story

I read Rachel Held Evans' book Inspired recently and was again, along with Searching for Sunday which I read a couple of years ago, inspired and encouraged by her writing. In particular the concept of story-telling helping us to know our place in the world, to understand our family traditions and have a context for… Continue reading Telling The Story

Cancer story, faith, Friends and family, Life, Thankfulness

9 Years Ago

9 years ago my world was turned upside down and inside out as I was diagnosed with cancer. 9 years is a blink of an eye and the longest road I’ve ever walked. So much has happened since then that I will be endlessly thankful for that it’s sometimes difficult to remember how utterly terrified… Continue reading 9 Years Ago

Cancer story, Emotional Resilience, Friends and family, Life in general, Mental health, Thankfulness, Training

A Few of My Favourite Things…

This week in March is always a strange one, well, since 2010 is has been. 15th March 2010 was the day I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and my world crashed down around me. Now, 7 years later, I am always grateful for the NHS staff who helped me, looked after me, gave me space,… Continue reading A Few of My Favourite Things…