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Yonks and yonks

It seems an age since I wrote in this blog, and indeed it is. Why is that? Maybe it is because I have been feeling better since January. No chemo, results since transplant good, no treatment for a while. It … Continue reading

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Celebration.

Celebration – we all know what it means and we all find excuses to celebrate – or do we? I think that there is a danger as we trek through life that the moments of celebration grow fewer and fewer, … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

It is a long time since my last post on this site. I will not use this page to catalogue what has been happening – simply too much, too complex, too distressing. But I  am back, although finding it hard … Continue reading

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Precious moments.

Ah yes, those precious moments, the ones that flash past our eyes in our dreams, the ones that remind us of the magic that was in our lives. These moments may last but seconds but they are, indeed, the things … Continue reading

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What price hope?

It really is interesting the things people say when they learn that you have a serious, inevitably terminal disease. I mean – what can one say? “So sorry, enjoy your final days” ….. probably not. “Bummer, glad it’s not me!” … Continue reading

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A Lifetime?

What is a lifetime? Is it a set number of years the statisticians use to measure a period in history? ….. or is it a flexible period of time we use to denote  lengthy periods in our lives? Or – … Continue reading

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The importance of being alive.

I read an article today in the online journal “The Atlantic”. Interestingly it was (re)posted by an ex primary school student of mine who has just received her PhD in Psychology from Cambridge University (OMG ….. where did the time … Continue reading

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“What defines your future?’

Last evening I went to a graduation ceremony at the University of Western Australia – UWA. My stepson was being awarded his BSc (biomedical science), and it was a grand, proud occasion for Mairi and I as well as the … Continue reading

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The meaning of life.

Last night, as I walked the dogs pre-bedtime I looked at the fabulously clear skies, the myriad of stars, and the gorgeous milky way, and I was minded to ask the question ” what places us in this vast cosmos?” … Continue reading

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In built obselescence.

Yesterday I went to the Apple shop in Perth – always a fun experience – and I bought a new computer. I did this because my old one (four years old!!) is slow, and often reluctant to perform many of … Continue reading

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