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Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

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Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed…

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An expression of gratitude

“You don’t hate me, do you?” I was shocked by the question. “No way! You and the people here saved my life!” Did this gentle man really think that the children he’d operated on had gone through life hating him? … Continue reading

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Pathfinding

Last Sunday I spent the day feeling like I was standing on the edge of a cliff, waiting to dive over and into whatever lay before. Chemotherapy had finished three weeks prior and I was preparing to launch back into … Continue reading

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Only kindness matters

In the end, only kindness matters – Jewel, Hands Is there anything more peaceful and mesmerising than watching the waves break onto a deserted beach? Looking out to sea, the long swells of turquoise rise and fall as they move … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. – T. S. Eliot Finally, it is done! Chemotherapy is finished. I had my … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed and the sofa in our loungeroom.  It is … Continue reading

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