• March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    March 21, 2018

    Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. It mainly affects women who have been through the menopause, but it can sometimes affect younger women. The symptoms of ovarian cancer aren’t always easy to recognise. Symptoms include: feeling constantly bloated a swollen tummy discomfort in your tummy or pelvic area feeling full…

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  • Envy

    November 22, 2017

    Photos of families on Facebook. Grandparents cuddling grandchildren. Mums like me, arm in arm with their mums walking down the street, chatting about their day and what they’re going to cook for dinner. Smiling, laughing, making memories. I envy you. Colleagues talking about their mums, their old bedrooms from when they were younger and reminiscing…

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  • March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    March 6, 2017

    22nd May 2005. A date that will haunt me forever. The day that my sister and I lost our mum to ovarian cancer. The thing about ovarian cancer though, is that the date of her death isn’t the only date that haunts me. There where the days where we witnessed mum fragile and weak. The…

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  • Life’s not fair

    February 1, 2016

    Life’s not fair. I’m pretty sure that’s a statement that everyone has said at some point in their life whether they’re young, old, rich or poor and it’s true. Life simply isn’t fair. I lost my mum to cancer when I was 18 years old. My twin sister and I had to watch as she…

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  • What is a mum?

    March 15, 2015

    First of all – Happy Mothers Day to all of you wonderful mummies! Today would have been my mums 60th birthday. Sadly she’s no longer here as she passed away almost 10 years ago aged 50. She had ovarian cancer. Today I’ll be with my children, husband and mother-in-law. We’ll share a tasty lunch and…

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  • JP’s Story: Part 1. Trying to conceive

    June 8, 2014

    Thank you to JP for sharing her story with me and for allowing me to share it with you. March 2014 We have not told anyone – I have hardly dared admit it to myself – but we are trying to conceive. Technically, we have been trying for a while now. We haven’t used contraception…

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