A month has passed since I started writing posts again for this Blog. As I explained in Wise Words in a Notebook, after my cancer treatment and surgeries I’m trying to get back into regular writing. A commitment to a daily blogpost should help. Some of my posts during February have been re-cycled from 2018…… Continue reading Blog update
The special flower for March is the beautiful daffodil. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says The daffodil stands for unequaled love, so giving this flower to someone expresses quite a lot. With their bright yellow petals, daffodils seem the perfect way to say that the sun is always shining whenever your significant other is around. image…… Continue reading I wandered lonely as a cloud in March!
My laptop is about three years old and ever since the day of purchase it’s been temperamental and slow. Mentioning this a few weeks ago to a friend, she asked if it needed defragging. Which, it turned out had never been done and so after a few hours, the machine was running as though it…… Continue reading My first chemo
I’m gradually working my way through all the folders on my laptop trying to get them into some semblance of order. I’ve backups on memory sticks and an external hard-drive which are in an equally large muddle. I’ve even got folders labelled “not to be deleted in case they contain something useful” and “probably not…… Continue reading Live today as best we can.
Stumbling around the Internet the other day I came upon this quote from Desmond Tutu. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” As a version of light at the end of the tunnel the quote seemed particularly apt for our present difficult Covid days. And the quote…… Continue reading Where there is hope
This was my 365th blogpost in 2018. In March 2017 I set myself the challenge of writing a blogpost every day. First blog post In May 2017 I received a cancer diagnosis and said farewell to my blog. Last blog post But then in November 2017 I returned to my blog. Well, here we are…… Continue reading Blog History
I wrote my 100th Blogpost on December 27th 2017 after starting the blog on March 20th. My cancer diagnosis caused a bit of a blip between May and November but I’ve managed to post every day since November 3rd. Admittedly some of my posts have been on the short side but that was always in the…… Continue reading 250th Blogpost today
Today is World Cancer Day which was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium in Paris on 4 February 2000. This Charter aimed at “the promotion of the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation…… Continue reading Today is #WorldCancerDay
I started writing this blog on March 20th 2017. I challenged myself to write one post each day for one year. I missed three days in April but otherwise managed to publish a blogpost every day until May 6th. Then disaster struck! I became ill and received a cancer diagnosis. The situation was serious as…… Continue reading 100th Blogpost
In the nineteen fifties it was quite usual to develop chilblains on your toes during the winter months. As far as we knew chilblains were caused by walking in the snow to and from school wearing wellingtons and knee socks. Then, as soon as we were home, kicking off the wellingtons and soggy socks and…… Continue reading Can Doctor Google help to cure chilblains?