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

Baltimore

Baltimore

Baltimore pitt-stop I can’t claim to have done my due diligence in Baltimore.   To be fair I was only there for a couple of hours on the drive back to NY from DC. I mean I didn’t even get to go hunting for the location of The Wire.  As if I would, too scared … Continue reading

Love at first site – Washington DC

Love at first site – Washington DC

My first trip to Washington DC wont be my last. I spent 2.5 days in DC and felt like I’d really only scratched the surface. I also managed to coincide my trip with the Government shut down, so there was no entering of the galleries and landmarks to be had.  Then again, perhaps that was … Continue reading