Sun, Sand & Septicaemia! (part one)

Well that was NOT part of the plan when my family and I decided to go on a dream family holiday to Mauritius! My husband and I worked, saved and planned for months. We were so excited to finally be going and once there, it was as close to paradise as I could have hoped. We [...]

International Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day

Happy International Woman's Day!  To celebrate this wonderful day I thought I would take a moment to mention just a few (there are many many more but that would take forever) of the fantastic women have made me the woman I am…. My Mum Possibly predictable, I know, but she has sculpted me into the [...]

To Late to Start the New Year?

My friend and I were discussing how January has, in so many ways, been a write-off month!  It's cold, we're skint, we are desperately trying to get our children (and ourselves) back into a routine after the mayhem of Christmas.  Not the start to 2015 we were planning on. Relieved in our knowledge that there was [...]

Hartwell House Hotel and Aromatherapy Associates – Anti-Bucket List 2015 Update

One of the best things about putting 'visiting Spa's' on my Anti-Bucket List is getting to do one of my favourite things…. visit spa's! Last weekend I had the complete joy of visiting a new spa near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, at Hartwell House Hotel with my lovely friend L.J. Ross. The old manor house has been turned [...]

Post-Cancer Breakthrough Moment!

It can be strange when you are going through something quite massive - but I am sure it is not unique to me and can be applied to any situation - that sometimes the biggest breakthroughs or realisations (good and bad) can come out in the strangest of ways.  Like after my mum died, I didn't really [...]

Inside Harpenden Cancer Research Shop!

The beginning of launching the Cancer Research UK Christmas campaign we are excited to be part of. I'm not going to lie, very strange seeing a picture of yourself on a shop wall. Clearly my daughter was not impressed! I believe you can see one yourself in your local CRUK shop and you can pick [...]

It’s All About Me! 11 Random Facts

A reader messaged me saying they love the blog (thank you) but felt they didn't really know anything about me. Interesting!  I had never thought anyone would want to know about me in general but there is slightly more to me than cancer and colostomy's - so here are 11 random facts about me. 1. [...]

The Mature Students Guide to Starting University

It seems strange that this time last year I was tentatively finding out if I would finally be able to fulfil the dream of going to University to read Literature and Writing.  Here I am going into my second year (as I'm part time this is the second part of my first year).  I love [...]

Beginners Guide to Blogging

I am so completely and beyond thrilled that my little blog has inspired others to start blogging.  My blog really is still a baby, recently having it's 1st birthday.  There are a few things that I have learnt over the last year that I thought I would share with my newbie bloggers... Tweet Tweet If you [...]