Category Archives: Of General Interest

The power of the verb to LISTEN in 6 new words

Having just read a very powerful book written by a friend ‘It’s all in your mind’ living with Depression, one think I learnt was that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But today I want to look at … Continue reading

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Memories and putting them to bed

  11 years ago I visited South Africa with my mother to sell the family business, Inecto (aka Rapidol Limited) to the Godrej family and say goodbye to another chapter of the family business.   To give you a background … Continue reading

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‘Celebrate a Life’ Carols at Royal Marsden Chelsea

On Thursday 14th December you will find me at my second home, the Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea, however this year I will be wearing my friend’s hat and not just as a patient blending into the crowds. So, rewind to … Continue reading

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Sir Chris Bonnington and ‘Ascent’ at Henley Literary Festival

Wow what an inspirational and motivational speak Chris Bonnington is and interviewed very well by Catherine Grainger a star in her own right, at the Henley Literary Festival to launch his new book ‘Ascent’ – a life spent climbing on … Continue reading

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Dear Cancer, love Victoria (Derbyshire) and Henley Literary Festival

Last night I attended the Henley: Literary Festival to hear the talk by Victoria Derbyshire as she spoke about her book ‘Dear Cancer, love Victoria. I had arrived early, so I went off to the Bell Book Shop in Henley … Continue reading

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3 years on – where does time go?

So, rewind to 21st September 2014 and this is the day that I lost my Mum. (picture from August 2014) She had fought hard to overcome liver and pancreatic cancer however, it was not to be and after a four … Continue reading

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A year after initial cancer treatment

Yesterday was a year, since I finished the radiotherapy I had after chemo and I just had the Herceptin till March but the main treatment for my breast cancer was over. Shortly after this, I went away and was very … Continue reading

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