An update on Des

An update on Des

It’s been two weeks since I learned about Des. And yes my desmoid tumor now has a name. After learning that everybody else names their lumps and bumps, I had to join in. And I know I didn’t get very creative, but I like the name Des, it just suits her. Learning that I didn’t … Continue reading

American Airways Road Warrior Challenge

I spend a lot of time flying. Mostly for work. OK often for work and often for pleasure! So when I read about the AA Road Warrior Challenge I couldn’t resist entering. I’m not really expecting to win, their big ask is creativity. I didn’t get very creative in my entry, I told the truth. … Continue reading

One year older = yay!

One year older = yay!

After having had breast cancer and even more since losing Nicole, I have a new appreciation for birthdays. I’ve decided to embrace every year older and celebrate making it. This year, I had a virtual festival!  Here’s what I did… Firstly, Chilli and I checked into Riverview B&B (where I stayed after foot surgery) for … Continue reading

Tribute video for Nicole

Lessons learned. Grief is not linear. I am not gradually feeling better every day. Some days are much easier than others. That’s about all I can aim for right now. Last week Nicole’s work place in NY held a memorial service in her honor. They paid for her mum to travel from Australia to attend. … Continue reading

Forever is Now – note to self

betterlivingonabudget: When we’re being mindful of the present moment, we’re able to find joy in the simplest pleasures. When was the last time you savored your morning coffee? Or your drive to work? Instead of worrying about getting your caffeine fix quickly or stressing about the commute, try appreciating the taste of the drink and … Continue reading

The Worst of Times

The Worst of Times

I have been putting off writing this post for many reasons.   Mainly it’s because I have tried through most of this blog to take a more positive approach to life both during treatment and after breast cancer.  To have hope, to be optimistic, to use fear as my propeller toward having more adventures.  As … Continue reading

Tripping to CT!

Tripping to CT!

Greenwich CT, Old Greenwich, Stamford and Rye.   After our recent weekend on the road to DC and back, this past weekend we decided (Chilli and I) to explore much closer to home. So we went on a huge 45 minute train ride out to Stamford Connecticut. Once we arrived, we picked up a hire … Continue reading