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Meet Able

β€œIt is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.”

― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of adding a new member to our little family unit…a little ginger kitten. He’s a rather special kitten because he only has one eye. He was found abandoned in a cardboard box with his brother (who sadly did not survive) and he had a severely ulcerated eye which had to be removed. My youngest, Callum, chose him and named him.

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Sweaty Betty: the return of the cancer

At the beginning of this year, I was confronted with my biggest fear – a recurrence of breast cancer – the bugger had come back after 9 years from when I was diagnosed with primary cancer in 2003. And it had metastasised…it was now in my axillary nymph nodes (in my arm pit) and possibly my lungs (the lesions are quite tiny in my lungs, so they can’t confirm but they strongly suspect). And they can’t operate, the tumour in the axillary is too close to major blood vessels, and there isn’t enough clearance space. Even if they tried to shrink it with IV chemotherapy, it wouldn’t shrink uniformly and would leave perimeter cells.

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Remembering the summer…Walton-on-the-Naze

Ahhh, these short, damp and often dark winter days have got me thinking about the long, warm and bright summer days, so I thought I’d share some of my photos from this summer. This first set is a day trip I took with my children to Walton-on-the-Naze back in May.

On the train

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The worst part of starting a new blog is what to say in your first post! So I will just start off with introducing myself, my family and my little quirks!

I’m Amanda and I’m married to the rather wonderful Mark…

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