Today is National Writing Day!

National Writing Day a one-day national campaign to celebrate the power and pleasure of writing. For National Writing Day everyone is being asked to share the 'View From My Window.' This is just a little activity to give you the chance to express your vision of the world around you, whatever that may look like. [...]

Nicola B and the TWO Big C’s

I actually can’t believe that I posted this blog post 3 years ago! And still the importance to keep informing and spreading the message continues… Life with a colostomy…

Nicola Bourne

photo copyObviously the first one is Cancer.  But I have another big C, in a lot of ways it is a bigger C, certainly to me, so big that I often don’t really speak about it.  The other big C is my Colostomy.

For those who don’t know, a Colostomy is when you have part of your large intestine removed and what’s left diverted through the abdomen wall.  There are occasions when the procedure can be reversed but not in my case.  Truth be told, I struggled with finding out I needed a colostomy more than finding out I had cancer – cancer I could deal with, this I couldn’t.  I thought it was the absolute worst thing that could happen to me and I went into a very strange denial, praying it wouldn’t happen right until I woke up from my surgery.

I actually said if I didn’t have kids…

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How to write about your cancer experience – the webinar!

Hello all you lovelies! Did you see the webinar that I did with the fabulous Coaching Emily last Thursday as part of my Virtual Book Tour?  If not, great news, you can see it here... It was a fantastic experience and the time flew past, meaning that it is actually over an hour but, hopefully it's [...]

Come with me to Los Angeles!

Virtual Book Tour Love Gosh I wish I really could feel that LA heat BUT let's Virtually head over there and visit Esme Winterflood at her LA Lash Studio on Venice Beach. Esme is sharing her excerpt from The Fabulous Woman's Guide Through Cancer where she gives all the tips and tricks for lashes when [...]

1st Virtual Tour Stop – Nicola Jane

It has begun!  That first day of my Virtual Book Tour and I am so excited... especially as I am starting off at the completely fabulous Nicola Jane. Nicola Jane know everything that there is to know about post-breast surgery fashion.  From mastectomy bras to swimwear and everything in between they have you covered. They wrote [...]

Virtual Book Tour Coming in March

Hello all! I am so excited to be able to tell you that we have a very exciting time coming up in March. This Virtual Book Tour is going to be FULL of events, interviews, giveaways, guest posts, blog visits, hangouts, vlogs - both on this site and on some other awesome blogs and websites including [...]

What’s On Your 2017 Anti-Bucket List?

If you have been following me for a while you will probably be aware of my Anti-Bucket Lists.  If you haven’t or need reminding you can read all about it here but basically, when I was having treatment for advanced Colorectal Cancer I decided that when I got better I would flip the traditional ‘things-to-do-before-I-die-Bucket-List’ [...]

5 TOP TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR WITH CANCER

Going through Christmas and New Year when you have cancer can be a strange thing. It becomes more poignant, more emotional, more lovely, more sad, more everything… I know from first hand that heightened emotions that come from big occasions and family get-together can therefore become a little stressful and require a lot more planning. [...]