Tomorrow will be the day of another vote, the third I will have taken part in since my 18th birthday. This one is different however, because this vote will steer both the direction of our departure from Europe and the socio-economic culture we live in within the U.K. In the time I have been able […]Read More All for one, and one for all.
It’s my 21st birthday on Tuesday and I am so excited for it. I haven’t been excited for anything in almost 2 years because I have had to cancel so many plans, so to be able to be excited is the best feeling in the world. I have almost a whole week of celebration with a lot […]Read More Moving Forward
It’s human nature to compare oneself to others. No matter how hard we may try to avoid it, there is a reason that celebrity magazines do so well. We live to replicate the success of others, or in some cases, to feel better about when other people cock up (see Diane Abbott). I tar myself […]Read More Relativity
Post cancer life is a very weird experience. The world takes on a whole new dynamic, and the question “what have you been up to?” becomes your worst nightmare. I used to love meeting new people, and, quite frankly, I still do, but I actually get afraid for them when they move past the small […]Read More Life after death
“You provide the food, I’ll provide the perspective. Which would go nicely with a bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947.” I’m quoting Ratatouille because it’s a fantastic film about achieving your dreams, no matter how grandiose they might be. There’s something special about illness that changes the way you envisage your life and the way that […]Read More Perspective.
It may seem that I don’t write happy posts, and I apologise for that. Mainly because I am reasonably happy, I just feel that the things worth writing about are not always so. I have a love hate relationship with the phrase ‘It could always be worse’. People always ask how I meander along in […]Read More A Sunny Disposition
Death is the inevitable part of life. I have had the honour of sharing in some of the last days of people’s existence. Nobody will ever prepare you to watch those friends battle a horrible illness that will eventually take their lives. I cried for the first time in a long time today. I found […]Read More Surviving
Oh how we fear the subject. I regularly find myself meeting new people, being an avid fan of public speaking and networking, the issue is that the question almost always pops up “…so what have you been up to?” Well, you know… cheating death. I don’t try and avoid the conversation, I realise for a […]Read More The Chemolephant in the room
Better late than never, eh? I regret not starting a cancer blog when I was in hospital. If I’m honest, I kept regular updates on Facebook, but I wish I could have reached more people, or documented all of my experiences. In some ways it’s quite late to start a journal, but also, there is […]Read More 1 in half a million