What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer – childrens book for mums who have radiotherapy

Less than 3 years ago, my oldest best friend was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer (she’s the one I referred to in my previous post The Colposcopy). Although it was caught early and a less aggressive form, she had the traumatic experience of having a masectomy and a short course of radiotherapy.  And yes, she has two young girls, aged four and six at the time, a husband who commutes from Suffolk to London each day and had just embarked on a new career as a teacher.  Tall call.
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Thankfully, she is now fully recovered and living more than a full life, not only teaching 5 days a week but also doing a Masters in English Lit with the Open University.  In all of this, she has somehow – and I have no idea how – found the time to do a wonderful, wonderful thing: she’s written a children’s book Continue reading

Circle of friends (when bloggers unite)

Dear Emma

Below is a photo of a very rough sketch that I scribbled with a very blunt crayon in a well-known Japanese restaurant this week.  Take a look.

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There’s you in the middle (terrible drawing, i know, I’m sure you don’t wear orange A-line dresses! Hope it makes you laugh, not cry!) and all around you are those parent bloggers supporting you in this Shoulder to Shoulder Today #S2S2D blog hop marathon that we’re currently in the middle of.  I’ve called it ‘Circle of Friends’.

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