We Are Young (my cousin’s story)

My cousin wrote a piece the other day about Angelina Jolie’s article, what it’s like to be 22 with the family history we have and her thoughts about the possibility she *might* also get breast cancer at some point *if* she has the faulty gene like I do. Here’s an excerpt: “I am 22 years…More


I came across an interesting site last month. One that I found fascinating not just from an emotional perspective but also because he’s doing all the right things for the audience of his site; people who have also suffered a loss of someone they love and need to share their feelings of grief, anger, confusion.…More

Strength, Courage and Wisdom

A couple of people have sent me the link to Angelina Jolie’s piece in the New York Times on 14th May 2013 that talks about her decision to have a double mastectomy, the process of which started in February just like mine did. In her case, she has the BRCA1 gene and is able to…More

Searching for the thrill of it

April has been a hugely busy month full of exciting ideas and learning new things. It feels like I’ve crammed more new things into my brain in the last 3 weeks than in the last 3 years. And it’s a brain that is WORKING PROPERLY AGAIN! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! 😀 It’s funny how you don’t know what…More

A year in Haiku… March 2013

March has been a bit of a mad month, with courses, meetings, new ideas and projects keeping me busy. Here’s a little selection of Haiku I wrote in the “A year in Haiku” – Facebook Group. 05/3/13 A cold for four weeks; Is something telling me to slow down now, perhaps? 07/3/13 Pizza with Helen.…More