Category Archives: gardening

Meow Meow

I’ve calmed down, composed myself and had time to rethink my comments over how other people react to cancer. I know it’s difficult knowing what to say when confronted with other peoples illnesses. Half the time we don’t really want … Continue reading

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Where Did I Put That Bag ?

Any moment now I’m going to press the ‘publish’ button.’m not even going to proof read it, so apologies in advance.  It’s taken me a week to get this far and I can’t put it off any longer. There’s another … Continue reading

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A Budget Statement

I had my routine 3 monthly check up with the colorectal surgeon last week. Nothing amazing, everything ok. I’d had a scan a few weeks previous, and no nasty surprises. We’re now almost 12 months since the primary tumour was … Continue reading

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Yummy Mummies and Rainy Scrummies

I’ve spent the last week or so trying to write something for this blog. I have written a lot down, but most of it is out of date and irrelevant now. Maybe it’s a reflection of how I feel at … Continue reading

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Blog With No Name

Hey, it’s not just about cancer this blog you know. Well OK it may seem that way at the moment as chemotherapy continues after an expected and unexpected break. The expected break was to allow me to have a chemo … Continue reading

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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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Be Aware, Care and Share

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who sat in the garden this week, soaking up the rays and admiring the daffodils that had flowered, at last. They seemed to have been ready for ages, but it’s only the last … Continue reading

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The First Shoots of Recovery

If I tell you that the highlight of my day on Thursday was seeing two of the Nolan sisters at The Christie, then you’ll probably agree that the day wasn’t that good. I thought I saw one of them in … Continue reading

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15 And Not Counting

20, 19, 18, 17,16,15…..not that I’m counting, which of course I am. It’s hard not to. I’m in that waiting period again, where every day seems to drag on and on. Still two weeks until my next set of scans, … Continue reading

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