Life After Thyroid Cancer

Hello all. The last time I was here, months ago, I had great hopes for the future and a general upbeat nature. Since then, it has been a bit of a whirlwind of ups and downs with some amazing highlights but some serious low moments too. A few days after my radioactive iodine treatment it […]

‘Healthy’ Eating Update

Pecan pie up close

Back at the end of summer, or the start of autumn depending on your perspective, I discussed how Eat Up! was helping me to think about food in a different way. How it made me want to savour each bit of food, take in all the aromas whilst cooking and to not feel guilt around […]

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Book by Adam Kay

Like so many people, I have a personal appreciation for the NHS. The services, care and dedication that people in the NHS gave to me, and many of my family members and friends, from birth to now shaped me a lot and are amongst the many reasons I wanted to get my current job in […]

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva*

Book by Lana Riva

This book, Happier Thinking, was sent to me by Lana herself, after reaching out to me via email to discuss if it would be something that interested me. If it is something that is of interest to you it is available to purchase on Amazon┬áto purchase in paperback or download on the kindle if having […]

Changing Gears

Edited sunset

Sometimes living life in the fast lane or on the harder setting is beneficial. Occasionally it means we reap greater rewards and people are more likely to comment on the amount of work or effort we put in. Sometimes though it goes unrewarded, unnoticed and just puts us into harms way for a situation in […]

Three Months Post Surgery Update

The 15th of August marked three months since I went under the knife, had my sternum broken and had some of my aorta saved from dissecting. Since then it has been a bit of an up and down journey with moments of feeling like a completely new person and times of desperately struggling to do […]

My Life: An Update

Okay wow this is going to be a much harder post to write than I thought it was going to be. Before sitting down to write it I thought that everything would just flow but as I stare at the screen it is very clear how hard it will be to put everything into words. […]

The Weight Of Things by Marianne Fritz

The weight of things by Marianne Fritz

Don’t judge a book by its cover and all that but The Weight Of Things by Marianne Fritz has such a pretty cover, a contrast to the topics within, that it is difficult to not be attracted to it. The millennial pink on this modern classic adds to the idea of conflict that the book […]

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Front cover of Nathan Filer book

When I spotted The Shock of the Fall book on the shelf of a charity shop, it really interested me and even more so when I looked up the background of the author, Nathan Filer, and seen some of the people that had reviewed it. Having people with mental health issues or working in the […]

My Goals For 2018: Update #1

At the end of 2017 I sat down and thought about carefully about what things I would like to work towards and achieve in 2018. A lot of the things are not something that pop into my mind everyday but as we are progressing quickly into the year it seemed right to have a quick […]