L-R Mary (Dan’s mum), Katie, Anna (Dan’s wife), me, Tracy and the little people Last night five of us walked 15k in memory of my friend Dan Moore. Dan died in February from an aggressive brain tumour, you can read more about his story here. We set out to raise £500 between us and I’m delighted to … More Starlight walk in memory of Dan
For anyone who has found watching England in the World Cup painful this week, take that sense of expectation, hope, belief, disbelief and the gamut of emotions you go through and multiply it by one hundred and you might start to understand how I felt on Thursday when I went with my parents to find out … More Still none the wiser
Two weeks ago I had one of those phonecalls that I dread receiving. A call to my mobile, in the middle of the day, from my mum – this leads me to jump to three immediate possible conclusions – Grandad is ill, Gran is ill, someone else is ill. Trust me this is a learned … More D-day today…is the cancer back?
This morning I had the absolute pleasure of watching my mate Kate Monaghan appear alongside Mat Fraser on @bbcbreakfast. They were being interviewed about the documentary that Kate produced and Mat starred in, Are you having a laugh? TV and disability #tvdis which will be shown this Friday night at 9pm on BBC2. You can … More Are you having a laugh? #tvdis
Today I’ve been hearing about the power of stories and thinking about the validation of hearing your story told, or telling someone’s story, especially if it is likely to have a positive impact on someone’s life. So I’m going to quickly tell my story for this week and like all good stories there’s a twist … More This week – my story
I have an awful habit of needing to blog almost immediately after an event – sort of stops me putting it onto the to do list (never likely to see the light of day again), forgetting things that in the cold light of day mellow and feel less significant and on this occasion it also … More I’m out of my box! #box10
You know something is up when you get a blog post from me before 9am! Don’t panic, the world isn’t coming to an end, I’m not ill or anything, and I’ll even refrain from getting into some tangential debate about the cost of fresh air or the like…this post is to tell you what I’m … More Out of the Box #box10
Since I posted this morning about fathers day the post has been viewed 47 times….yet not a penny donated to the walk in memory of Dan; so from that regard not a great success. In other ways it’s led to some interesting conversations with people about their experiences of father’s day and to some extent, … More Father’s day – the alternative view
This morning I’ve woken up with a heavy heart and I just can’t shake it so I thought I’d try the blog therapy approach! It’s father’s day and to be blunt I am very grateful that my Dad is still alive. There have been many times over the past three years where I wouldn’t have … More Happy Fathers Day?
So I was raving about Someone Once Told Me all of about half an hour ago here and when I hit publish and tweeted the link out two unexpected things happened: 1) someone read it…I’m never really sure it’s humans and not just spambots who read my posts 2) they then sent me a link … More Someone once told me #2