“No matter how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow”

I really hope that by now, if my blog has done nothing else for you, it has shown that it is possible to find the positives in the negatives, the rose in the thorns, the rainbow in the rain and the giggles in the fits. Even if sometimes you have to look a little harderContinue reading ““No matter how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow””

“Coping is the process of turning shit into sunshine”

My wonderful nan- Dorothy used to say, “put can’t in your pocket and pull out try”. As a child, I didn’t pay much attention to this as I hopelessly declared, “I can’t draw that/write that/spell that/read that/eat that”. But had I known how important Nan’s words would be in helping me cope when my lifeContinue reading ““Coping is the process of turning shit into sunshine””

“It’s not failure, it’s research”

5 things I learnt/achieved in the first 30 years of my life: 1. Average grades and a degree in ‘who gives a crap-ology’, (which I took because I believed that despite 18 being an acceptable age to drown your liver in toxic juice, it is not old enough to be thrown into the world ofContinue reading ““It’s not failure, it’s research””

“It is in the darkness that the light of friendship shines brightest”

You know the worst thing about having surgery?  Not the risks that come with general anaesthetic, not the scars you get, and not the time it takes to recover….No, it’s having to starve yourself for so many hours beforehand. So when I woke up from surgery number 4, I was ravenous! I would have eatenContinue reading ““It is in the darkness that the light of friendship shines brightest””

“The harder the experience, the more hilarious the story”

““ “Have you ever had any other medical conditions other than the impressive list of ailments you’ve already declared?” The operator on the phone read from her script. “Nope”, I replied, “I’m actually quite healthy”, which apparently wasn’t funny. “Because it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which youContinue reading ““The harder the experience, the more hilarious the story””

“In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity”

“You may have a seizure, or a stroke”, were the words of the Neurosurgeon shortly before surgery number one, “Well I can hardly wait…where do I sign” was my thought! I didn’t know much about Neurology at the time, it would be weird if I did!! So I signed the consent form and went alongContinue reading ““In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity””

“You can’t have a rainbow without the rain”

Fast forward 4 years from my disastrous, yet somehow hilarious 30th birthday (I enjoyed it so much I did the same for my 31st birthday!!) and I’m sat on a train heading to Paddington. It’s an exciting day because I am meeting my Godson, Leo for the first time… My dear friend, Carly is hisContinue reading ““You can’t have a rainbow without the rain””

“If Plan A fails, stay cool..you still have Plans B-Z”

It’s Early May 2016 and I’m fast approaching the big 3-0. Unlike a lot of people, I’m not dreading this milestone. In fact, I’m quite looking forward to it….life begins at 30 right? A chance to do something a bit different and an excuse for some surprises, a big celebration, holiday, nice jewellery, new outfitContinue reading ““If Plan A fails, stay cool..you still have Plans B-Z””