Don’t give up the ship, fight her till she sinks #cancer

Ten days ago I wrote a blog post The beginning of the end? that reflected on my Dad’s journey/fight/life with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) over the past four years. Well ten days on and things seem to have progressed even further. In March alone Dad has had three blood transfusions, which equates to about 8 … More Don’t give up the ship, fight her till she sinks #cancer

Germ paranoia

My Mum and Dad had what I now consider to be an inspired approach to illness when I was a youngster…they did everything they could to ensure that as children we caught everything catchable, as young as possible! I had measles, whooping cough, chicken pox, you name it we’d be wheeled around to the neighbour’s … More Germ paranoia

The ultimate recycling?

In Britain, there are currently over 10,000 people in need of an organ transplant. Each day three of them will die because of the lack of donors. Despite this, 15,000 people die each day in the UK. Only three of them will become organ donors. These statistics just don’t make sense to me. This morning I read an … More The ultimate recycling?

Postcards via twitter

This week I saw one of my favourite articles of the year, Twitter by Post, which was the brainchild of Giles Turnbull @gilest. Giles has been conducting an experiment where he has replied to twitter, in real time, through the post. This may sound weird but I think it’s truly awesome. Go read the article, … More Postcards via twitter

Christmas 2011 – there is no such thing as tempting fate!

Just a quick update today to let you know I can conclusively prove there is no such thing as tempting fate! A couple weeks ago at the start of December I wrote Tempting fate this Christmas? and explained my concerns about getting too confident that we would manage another Christmas with my Dad (who is … More Christmas 2011 – there is no such thing as tempting fate!