The Last 36 Hours! Good Morning Britain, ITV News and World Cancer Day

The last 36 hours have been unexpected, bizarre and awesome. I knew that to coincide with World Cancer Day the lovely Cancer Research UK were going release the latest shocking statistic that 1 in 2 of us will now be effected by cancer, which I have written about here.  I also knew CRUK were going to [...]

Cancer, the Benefit of Hindsight and the Lowest of the Low

A lady wrote to me recently praising my positive attitude to having cancer.  This lady also went on to say that her son had cancer and that he was in a very negative place and she had tried encouraging him to read my blog to gain a different perspective but that he wasn't interested and so [...]

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 [...]

When Nicola Met Cancer Research UK – How Research Helped Save Me

Last week I was asked to speak at a couple of Cancer Research UK events about my experience, which I was thrilled to do.  The benefit of research is something I've experienced first hand, I am passionate about it and it's why I am a massive fan of Cancer Research - and pretty much everyone I know who works [...]

Sky News, Social Media, Selfies, Colostomy’s and People Who Don’t Want To Know

I was so excited when I got a phone call asking if I would be interviewed for Sky News.  The chance to talk about Cancer and Colostomy's on actual real-life national news, yes please! The premiss behind the segment was looking at how social media gives people a chance to express what they are going through and [...]

This Too Shall Pass

I am having a tough day.  I have hay-fever so bad it is making my head foggy and I am struggling to write this post as just looking down is making my nose run.  My kids are doing everything they know they shouldn't and completely ignoring me when I try to retain some semblance of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]