I can’t quite believe I am writing this, my Dad has been terminally ill for over a year now, quite some feat in itself, I never would have thought I’d write this blog post. Last year I explained my dilemma to anyone who was reading, my Dad had a birthday coming up but didn’t want … More What do you buy a dying man for his birthday?
This morning my lovely furry alarm clock, Mogs, decided that I needed to be up at 7am. Any other day this week I’d have pretty much welcomed that but not today, it’s been a bit of a hectic week, I’ve been in Devon and London, been in hospital for myself and then also been in … More #24hrtweet
The lovely @hadleybeeman was asking today if I had a gluten free chocolate brownie recipe. The truth is I don’t, but, I have adapted the Hummingbird Bakery recipe that features in their awesome Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook on three occasions – none of them came out perfectly, but they were all completely edible; let’ be honest … More Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies
The other week I sat down to watch The Bucket List, I didn’t really know much about it, except that it was a comedy and that Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starred in it. In a nutshell, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, it’s about two terminally ill cancer patients and their quest to achieve … More Cancer and Cake
If you type Hinton St George into google, this map is the first thing you find: and to be honest it’s about all you would need, it’s tiny. Last Friday myself and Ferg had the pleasure of visiting Hinton St George, on the recommendation of Mark. It hadn’t been the best of weeks, I didn’t get … More Hinton St George
A few weeks ago I went to support @niccombe and @fergusbisset as they took part in the Bupa London 10,000, a 10k run around London. Think its fair to say that tension was high before the run, for those of you who have never taken part in an organised run before there is something about … More The value of supporters
I’ve been really loving coffee lately. This isn’t a new thing; in fact I suspect the only thing I’ve ever been addicted to is coffee! Therefore I consider myself a recovered/recovering (do you ever confidently recover from anything in life? That’s a post for another time) coffee addict. So take it as read that I … More A proper tea
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers – Tennessee Williams How often do we hear good news or good stories that involve strangers? How often are we suspicious or wary of strangers; or indifferent to them? How often do we hear horror stories in the press about people being attacked unprovoked by strangers … More The kindness of strangers
I’ve been toying with whether or not to blog for what feels like an eternity. After about 18 months of life on twitter, I realised that increasingly there are things that warrant more discussion than 140 characters can afford. In an attempt to give me a gentle push in the blogging direction (and to eliminate … More To blog or not to blog?