100. Bum Surgery & Work


You know when you “know” that the title of the blog post on its own will make people read it! …Ha!

Regular readers will know that it isn’t just Melanoma that I face. Way back to almost 3 years ago Read the rest

99. Vitamin D, Teeth & Birthdays!


There is this thing that happens to a Melanoma Patient….even those who were sun-worshippers or sunbed users in their life pre-monster invasion. It almost always happens within a few months of their diagnosis. Fear of the sun. For some it Read the rest

98. Conference


I know the conference was over a week ago….I’m sorry!

There aren’t really any excuses – other than I’ve been busy with this huge raft of “post event” jobs that seem to still be ongoing…but you don’t want to hear Read the rest

97. Cancerversary No 3 !!


IMG_2774The BBC have just been here filming an interview with me that will go out tomorrow on BBC local news & Points West in the evening. They are doing a pre event push to tell other patients locally that the … Read the rest

96. Space & Time


Fear not dear reader I am not about to suddenly hum internationally recognised theme tunes, or talk about new frontiers…

I have reached that point when time seems to be disappearing quicker than it arrives.

Not just that I am … Read the rest

95. Re-Centered


It’s been one of those weeks….where almost every day something has happened that I thought…oh I must share that with you…and then I ran out of time….and then it came to the weekend & I did something quite unusual.

I … Read the rest

94. Jigsaw Pieces


I have always been drawn to jigsaws….not the small 100 or 200 piece ones…but monsters….1000 / 2000 or even 5000 pieces. I never look at the picture (that’s cheating)…..I clear a space (make that I used to – pre children … Read the rest

93.Promote, Promote, Promote


I have this thing with Cameras…..very much a love hate relationship….I love taking photos of other people…but hate having my photo taken.
A measured dose of body dysmorphia means I am extremely critical of photos of me….but it isn’t just … Read the rest

92. Compromises & Adjustments


I am not that good at compromising…unless it suits me 😉
But I find the best way to make a compromise is to rename it…less compromise…which is just 7 letters longer than fail…and more “adjustments”.
I have been aware for … Read the rest

91. MPNE Conference 2016


20160319_181812Two years ago I went to the first ever Melanoma Patient Network Europe conference in Brussels. I missed last year’s annual conference because we were in Florida for my brother in law’s wedding, so was really pleased that the dates … Read the rest