Extraordinary

Extraordinary

It’s a word that you don’t use every day. It means very unusual or remarkable and that’s maybe why we don’t use it all the time. Maybe there really isn’t the need to use extraordinary very often, maybe there aren’t many unusual or remarkable things. Last week I spent...
Stigma and Insight

Stigma and Insight

On Friday afternoon I found myself suddenly and unexpectedly in a dark, frightening and very uncomfortable place. I was back June 2014 in a supermarket standing before a huge great black chasm. I couldn’t move, I was fixed to the spot, shaking, shivering, sweating,...
A Brown Trainer Box

A Brown Trainer Box

There has been a brown trainer box sitting on a shelf for the last four years. A box that once contained, a pair of size 9 Merrell trainers that belonged to Seth.I have often looked at the box. I have imaged I had just bought the trainers for Seth and that I was going...
Inequality and Purple Stars

Inequality and Purple Stars

Pancreatic cancer two words that I use every day, two words that I truly hate, two words that took away all of my tomorrows and two words that are now part of the very core of me. This week I received a lovely Purple Star award from Pancreatic Cancer UK to recognise...
Surrender and Expansion

Surrender and Expansion

I have learned many things in my life but who would have thought on that dreadful day in May 2014 when Seth and I were thrust unceremoniously into a world of palliative and end of life care, that the biggest lessons in my relatively short life would be learned over...
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