All posts tagged: Friendship

Go Easy on Yourself.

I’m back after two days of ‘missing in action’… though I was not short of action with plenty to be done, places to attend, business to sort and a never ending list of things to organise. With that being said, you can understand why my words needed to be put on hold whilst I was living life… And so, I granted myself a reprieve to get through a couple of busy days. Let’s do a little re-cap and make up for day twenty-six, twenty-seven and the fabulous, ‘sunshiny’ day twenty-eight… If you do nothing else but scroll to the bottom and read the section in Pink… then you will gain the key message from this particular blog. Sending smiles and sunshine for your weekend ahead.  Also – my garden is blooming, I just LOVE this time of year. In my shoes for a few spring days… I then went on to write precisely 492 words below, which I have omitted, because I didn’t think anyone would really need to know, nor would be interested in my movements over the past three days…. …

‘Breast’ Friends

I thought I would share the special bond I share with my friend Anna, my ‘breast’ friend.  I will introduce her in my video blog below, however, I just want to highlight a few things before you get watching. Anna has had breast cancer twice and a rare mucoepidermoid carcinoma … Surviving three primary cancers and about to embark on further surgery next week, I just wanted to say, she’s pretty much Superwoman. Anna was 35 years old when first diagnosed so we have a lot in common in terms of being young with children and facing all the challenges that come with Cancer. Anna showed me that there was life after cancer in some of my darkest moments, she was my strength and my hope – we now provide that to each other.  We understand it first hand and that’s why a ‘breast friend’ is truly an amazing friendship to have – I’m very grateful. Take a look below… at my second video blog I did with Anna.  Please grab a cuppa and watch …

The Perfect Gift

You get the news… a friend or family member has just been diagnosed. You are in shock, you cry and you want to see them. Then… you wonder what you can do for them. Flowers? Chocolates? What do you even buy someone who’s just received this awful news? Their life has just turned crazy, they’re having more tests and scans, they’re having surgery, they’re organising their life so they can function with their kids through the coming months of chemo and radiotherapy… what can I do? What can I buy? What do I say? I have worked together with the amazing gals in my young breast cancer support group, to ensure that you know what to do if something like this affects a loved one. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime… chances are that you will know someone, even if you don’t just yet. 8 women die each day from Breast Cancer. [Source: nbcf.org.au] Let’s get started… I’ve broken them down into different categories. IN THE BEGINNING – …

Girl’s Weekend x

As soon as babies infiltrate the ‘girlfriend’ scene, things change! Life is no longer about hanging with your gal pals whenever you feel like it. You have to schedule this time… and if by some miracle you are all free on the same day or weekend, you nearly fall off your seat… because it’s so damn rare to suit everyone. Then, you think you’ve made plans… you’re excited, everyone is – and then a dreaded note from school or sport lands on your kitchen bench and you read it… “That date, something is on, I’m sure of it…” The penny drops… it’s a dinner with the girls or a lunch date or a day trip or SOMETHING… something that had taken about 153 group texts between four or five girls to get consensus that it was indeed happening. In fact, I’m sure everyone goes to bed dreaming about this said ‘girl time’. But… just like that, your little people in your life or a family member or something drops a bomb on you, with an …

Snail Mail

Is snail mail a dying virtue? A fading art form… An expiring tradition? Are pen pals a thing of the past and where did our collection of sweet, matching stationery sets go? Not to mention… when was the last time you hand wrote a note to someone? Snail Mail they call it… It now takes two to six days to receive mail in the same town (unless you pay priority for delivery in one to four days). How much is a stamp these days? That’s right, a majority probably doesn’t know. I only discovered this recently, the last I was aware, it was 50c, that’s how long it’s been since I regularly acquired postage stamps – they’re now $1. Wow, I thought, that’s kind of expensive for one standard size letter. Or, is it??? Texting, emailing, ‘Snap Chatting’ and conversing through Facebook and Instagram is now the modern day way to communicate: Convenient? Yes. Fun? Yes. Addictive? Yes. [Don’t worry I’m not suggesting a strike of social media.] I had a brief case full of …