Sunday 23 August 2020

7 Years

 I cannot believe that I started to write this blog 7 years ago, it seems like a lifetime. So much has changed in my life since then and to think I started this during my recovery after my Stem cell transplant seems surreal. At the time of starting this blog, it was my life, my journey and really helped me recover from what I had been through. Almost like therapy to me. My life evolved about writing my thoughts and my weekly life and documenting it on this blog. I loved it! 

A lot has happened since I last posted in 2018, when I was considering about starting to write again. I haven’t had the drive to but feel like now I could possibly continue to do so. I’m at a stage of my life where my past (bloody cancer and it’s side effects) is controlling a bit of my life and it sucks. I have accomplished a lot over the years and thank god I am happy and healthy! I have just had a haematology clinic assessment and my bloods are amazing, my consultant advised to look at problems with my eyes as I will definitely have cataract  by 10 years post ( I intend to defeat the statistics) touch wood so far so good! 

 I used this platform to release a lot of thoughts and emotion in the past so may use this to possibly try and help myself and mind right now. I’ll write a separate post explaining this in more detail and I will of course try and keep my posts as positive as I can which I have always done! 


Tuesday 24 July 2018


Evening, evening! Wow it's been very long since I wrote a little update..too long if you ask me but I have been a busy bee!
Well firstly I want to update you on everything but of course that is going to take a lot longer than I had expected so I won't bore you and cram it in to one post. I didn't plan on writing again but thought it would be nice to write a little update on everything since I last wrote in shit am i!?  I will probably write posts about my adventures I have been on as well as little life updates over the few years. 
Firstly, Health wise I am very well. I will be 6 years post transplant this November..6 bloody years! How crazy..gee whizz! I have yearly haematology clinics to keep a good eye on me. My clinical team are still really amazing and I can contact them any time if I have any problems/feel unwell which; touch wood (touching wood) I haven't had to call for a very long time!..let's keep it that way! 
Since I last updated my blog in 2016 so much has changed in my life. I have met the love of my life (soppy I know) and we have moved into a beautiful apartment together. I am also working full time and have ticked a lot of adventures off my bucket list.
I have really missed spending my Sunday evening's writing and sharing my random thoughts and adventures on here. I am still obsessed with taking photos and enjoying life by living each day. I rarely stop to have time to sit down, relax and unwind but I have been talking about my blog to my colleagues in work recently and felt proud to have written this blog for 4 years and spoke about my experience and life post cancer. I thought why the hell not continue with it..I have just had a well needed break. 

Monday 10 October 2016


Meet Sushi, our 10 week old cute is she?
I say cute but sometimes she acts like a complete little shit, she is just very playful because of her age. We have just started to spray her with a little bit of water when she is naughty, by naughty I mean climbing the curtains, scratching and ripping cushions/furniture. 
Still love her though!
Does anyone have any other tips for training a kitten?

Thursday 6 October 2016


A few months ago, another fundraiser and one of my best friends, Pete asked me if I was interested in a local event called the Relay for life. I heard of the event before and knew it was a sponsored 24 hour relay to raise money and awareness of cancer research UK. He asked me to sign up as a survivor which meant I would have to take part in two laps of the relay. 
After hearing how interesting and fun the event sounded, I signed on to a team so I was able to take part in the full 24 relay instead of just the survivors lap. 
The relay lasted a whole 24 hours and the aim of the event is to have at least one team member on your team on the track at one time. 
Throughout the day there was live music, bands and family games. 
Overall there was around 25 teams and we managed to raise an amazing total over £10,000. Each hour set of laps were themed which made the relay a lot more exciting. I took part in the 3am glow in the dark theme walk which was fun and my highlight was the silent disco throughout the definitely kept us awake and motivated. 

Thursday 22 September 2016


 I am back in my little spoon full of sugar world of writing and updating you all on my super busy few months. A little break from writing my blog has been blissful. I have had such a hectic few months and have so much I want to share with you and just let my fingers type away while empty my little cloud of thoughts in my head. 
Has anyone else taken a break from blogging before and then returned?

Monday 5 September 2016


Oh my goodness I can't believe this day has come around so quickly. I have  mixed emotions, I feel happy that she's grown up and starting a very important chapter in her life but I also feel sad that shes growing up and she's not my little baby niece who I can cuddle all the time and who I see on a weekly basis. I dropped her off to class on her first day singing the 'first day at school' song from finding nemo. She was so excited yet very nervous. 
How bloody cute does she look!