Friday, 12 July 2013


This is a tough time of year for me. It's a time of contrasts. I am sooper excited because the sun is shining, holidays are looming and the festival of quilts is just round the corner.
It is also exactly 2 years since I went to the doctors with a lump on my neck. It turned out to be stage 4 hodgkins lymphoma and for good measure it had spread to my liver.
Six months of chemo later I went into complete remission and am still there.
But because I do the same things every year (take holidays at the same time, go to FOQ) it all conspires to remind me of that time. In 2011 I went round the FOQ in a daze, a mere two days before I had been given the cancer diagnosis.
I seem to remember spending a HUGE amount of money saying 'life is too short'
Well do you know what?? Life is too short, it's too short to continually live in the past so today I will get out on my bike, do loads of quilting, practise being mindful and be very very grateful to be still here.


  1. I have days that have meaning like this too. I hope you have a great adventure on your bike!

    1. Thank you! I had a great adventure on my bike and am busy writing my shopping list for this years Festival of quilts :-)