A little bit brave

Last week I told you about how I was finding it hard to prepare a talk I was giving on the legacy of grief. I'm pleased to report that I managed to get the talk written in time. It took many stops and starts and a lot of tears, but I presented it at the... Continue Reading →

You had one job…

When I first started thinking about registering ICP Support as a charity I spoke to the CEO of another charity to let them know what I was contemplating. Their first words were: “I hope you like fundraising because that’s what you will be doing a lot of unless you have the money to pay for... Continue Reading →

Off-Plan Off-Piste!

I've never skied. It never appealed to me enough to try it. But I do have friends who ski and I know enough to understand that going off-piste can be a dangerous thing to do. When I think of dieting I liken it to skiing because going off-plan (for me) is dangerous. Unlike a lot... Continue Reading →

I got the Hippy, Hippy Shake

I've been given the date for my hip replacement.  6 October – THAT took the wind out of my sails! I kept saying to the PA, "Um... so that's the date then? The ACTUAL date?". She must have wondered what planet I was on (it's called Planet Denial). Wow. It's actually going ahead. I'm hoping... Continue Reading →

Countdown to 60

Next April I will be 60. That’s a bit of a scary number for me. When I was a teenager I couldn’t imagine being 60 and if I ever did have to think about it, I imagined little old ladies with purple-rinsed perms. As it happens, I do like the colour purple (that’s why our... Continue Reading →

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