Category Travel


As I mentioned in my last post it’s now been 5 whole years since the end of B’s treatment and, touch wood, he’s doing very well. We’ve decided to take 6 months unpaid leave from work to travel the world, or at least part of it. Over the next 6 months we’ll be visiting North […]


Things have been burbling along since all the drama in June. B self-injected an anticoagulant daily for a month or so but now he’s just on warfarin to keep his blood at the right consistency for artery healing. He’s still having regular blood tests to monitor it. A CT scan will happen in a few […]


A scarcity¬†of posts usually indicates ‘no news = good news’ and 2015 was no exception. Things to be grateful for last year included: 2 normal scans for B, showing no tumour activity Trips to Botswana, Iceland and Germany A visit to Australia in December where we were able to catch up with family and friends […]

Three years

It’s now almost 3 and a half years since B’s initial seizure and diagnosis, and life is currently good. The German revised his prognosis at our meeting in January, as B has now outlived the original estimate. Although it’s only a guess, he now predicts that it could be another 2-5 years until the tumour […]

Driving Mr B

After B was first diagnosed and had his driver’s license revoked by the DVLA, I wrote of my horror at becoming the ‘designated driver’ in the household. Almost a year on, my mild driving phobia has all but disappeared. I’ve become accustomed to driving in London. I’ve driven all over the country on our weekends […]

Problem commuter

The sun has finally started shining in London. Yesterday B and I went for a walk in Richmond Park, in short sleeves! The weekend wasn’t all rosy though. B had a sad day on Saturday. ‘What’s wrong?’ ‘I have a brain tumour’. That kind of day. I discovered that all non-surgical options for my problem […]


Our long weekend in the Cotswolds was lovely and relaxing. Here I am in front of a field: The weather was cold but clear and we spent a lot of time wandering around Bourton-on-the-water, eating scones with jam and clotted cream, sitting in front of the fire reading and generally being extremely lazy. I did […]