Monthly Archives: May 2012

Early Morning Reflections

It’s just gone 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, and I’m up writing this. There’s been quite a gap since my last entry, and although I’ve sat down and written loads and loads, changing circumstances has meant that it was out of … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

In September last year one of my blog entries was entitled ‘For Ellie’ https://reflectionsonawastedlife.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/for-ellie/ Ellie was a vibrant, successful, happy and inspirational woman who had been struck down with cancer at the tender age of 28. Ellie has been planning … Continue reading

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Here Comes Summer

My office was in Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria and I had to be at Euston within 45 minutes. No time for dodging the congestion charge zones that I am usually pretty good at avoiding, so I dashed straight through the … Continue reading

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“Like”

Clicking “like” or “share” on the dreaded FB  is easy, without first considering the consequences. Especially when you’re doing it at 3 o’clock in the morning. You read an article (well to be honest I speed read it) and immediately … Continue reading

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Laughter in the Background

We all like to think that we can manage a certain degree of pain, but we all have different levels of tolerance You’re often asked to rate your pain whilst in hospital , 1 – 10, but once you’ve rated … Continue reading

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Pants !

I was so proud of myself I was almost excited to tell every one of my 3 great achievements over last weekend. A bit of shopping/meal out/ and the long walk to the village. I hadn’t  factored in the district … Continue reading

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A Few Small Steps Add Up To A Giant Leap

So that was April. I can hardly believe it’s over and I can hardly remember a huge slice of it, despite it probably being one of the most significant months of my life. At the beginning of the month I … Continue reading

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