Tag Archives: pushing on

Race for life

The true Olympic ethos has it that ‘it’s not the winning but the taking part that counts.’ This is also true of my family and friends who have stepped up to fundraise for my illness, cystic fibrosis (CF)*. Perhaps prompted … Continue reading

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Good to talk?

To talk or not to talk – that’s the question. Is it easy to talk openly about a life-threatening illness such as cystic fibrosis (CF)* OR is silence golden? I waited for nearly 40 years before I found my voice… … Continue reading

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Once more…

As I get back into the swing of things after my recent IV treatment for my cystic fibrosis (CF)*, I’m drawing inspiration from the battle cry of William Shakespeare’s historic play Henry V: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, … Continue reading

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Fighting Talk

In life actions often speak louder than words. This is especially true when applied to the sport of boxing as David Haye discovered when he came up against the man mountain Wladimir Klitschko last week. This fight got me thinking … Continue reading

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The show must go on

Quite a lot of my time living with Cystic Fibrosis* feels like a giant act covering up how I’m feeling physically and mentally. My coping mechanism at these times is to ignore it; think ‘I can’ thoughts and have a … Continue reading

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This life begins at 40

I never thought it possible for most of my life. Slowly I dared to dream, even whisper it… now I can shout it out loud – “I’ve made it to 40!” For me it is a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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