Goodbye 2022

Well, 2022 did not end in quite the way I’d thought it would. Overall, it’s been an up and down year, started off OK but then I lost a couple of people who were dear to me. My cousin Marion first, which was a huge shock, then in September an even bigger shock, from nowhere … More Goodbye 2022


I’ve been sad this last week or so, despite just coming back from a lovely break in Staffordshire with a group of lovely friends. We rented a cottage, four of us next door to Sue, so I had a lovely few days with four fab ladies, catching up, eating, drinking, walking. It was just what … More Family

And time passes

It’s been about 18 months since my last post, my how time flies! In that time, I’ve moved house, returned to the office and life has started to return to something like it was pre-pandemic. I like my new house, it’s a brand new build, or it was when I moved in. Yes, there are … More And time passes

Chemo finished

It’s been a long summer and one of the strangest of my life. Not only have we had the Covid-19 pandemic to deal with, but then I went and got breast cancer and had to have chemotherapy, which of course meant shielding from the virus too. My oncologist was very clear before I started the … More Chemo finished


I’ve been fiddling around with the memoir I started to write some time ago. I figured now I have lots more time on my hands would be a good time to get it done finally. As a practice, this is a small piece called A Christmas Memoir that gives a bit of a flavour of … More Memoir

Chemotherapy day 3

On Wednesday I went for my first Chemo session, a bit apprehensive because it’s unknown territory and you hear all sorts of negative things from people who either had chemo or know someone who has! IT’s made more tricky right now because of Covid-19 and I had to go alone, ring a bell to get … More Chemotherapy day 3