The Anti-Bucket List Continues…

If you don't know what my Anti-Bucket List is, you can find out exactly what I am talking about in my previous post 'The Anti-Backet List' but basically, the theory behind it is that people write Bucket Lists of things they would like to do before they die, I write an Anti-Bucket lists of things I would [...]

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – Book Review

Just before I started reading this book, I had a conversation with a friend about the romantic notion of letters.  Letters of any sort have an enchantment that you just don't get from emails or twitter. The thought of reading letters that were never intended to be read by the living amplifies that feeling even [...]

The Bourne Diagnosis – Nicola B & the Big C

I knew that I had cancer.  I had a strong inner feeling and I knew.  I was experiencing textbook symptoms and had a basic knowledge based on a strong family history - my mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandfather all died from Bowel Cancer at 'young' ages.  Even so, getting diagnosed was not as easy as it should [...]

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Book Review

Oh my, where to start.  When I first started reading this book I nearly stopped when I realised immediately that the story revolves around cancer.  Only 18 months after going to war with cancer myself, not my idea of happy reading, no matter how good the story is.  But I was captivated, from the very beginning, even [...]