One thing a lot of people ask me at the moment is what it’s like to go through chemo. From what I’ve learned talking to other cancer patients it differs for everyone, but here’s a lowdown for those who are interested on my typical two-week cycle. Monday, Week 1 – It’s chemo day! I put on my dinosaur pants and monster socks and make...
I’ve never really paid that much attention to the idea of looking after myself. I’ve long been a burning-the-candle-at-both-ends workaholic who viewed rest as something other people did and that I needed only rarely. I haven’t had a holiday in years, and when I have taken holidays I’ve usually been doing something high-stress...
This is me just a month ago on my 32nd birthday, gazing out across the impressive Dzanga Bai at some 30 odd elephants splashing about contentedly in the mud. At the time I’d been waiting a week for my insurance company to arrange my repatriation home from the tiny town of Bayanga in the middle of the Central African rainforest, during which...
Something the other day struck me
About you, and your projects, and me
Because I *am* getting on with my projects
Just a bit slower you see.
I’m trapped in a bewildering forest
But rays of light through the canopy break
And I use them to get on with reading
And panto and PhD and steak.
I don’t know how to break out the forest
One foot leads the other each day
But I’ll find how to break out the forest
Because where there’s a will there’s a way.
Yes, where there’s a will there’s a way.Read More