Lemon Delicious Pudding

I have lost count of how many times I have made this pudding. Whilst recovering from head and neck cancer, this dish was my go to food when I had to eat and was having trouble with sickness or swallowing. I still make this 2-3 times a week. For me it adds calories and isContinue reading “Lemon Delicious Pudding”

Do I have to eat ? When the dreaded stomach peg becomes the easier option, and you realise you are never eating pizza again.

Before I left Australia I had been suffering a constant sore throat, I put it down to stress and the fact that I was upheaving my life to go and do something else. I had assured myself that it would disappear and after five days on Phu Quoc island I realised I wasn’t getting better.Continue reading “Do I have to eat ? When the dreaded stomach peg becomes the easier option, and you realise you are never eating pizza again.”

May I have some more serviettes please? Week # 4 post treatment.

Today marks my mum’s 89th birthday and I am eternally grateful that she has been here for this most horrendous journey of mine with Head and Neck Cancer. This week marks week four post treatment. Although I have received conflicting information regarding what to expect, mostly it’s been accurate but to be fair, recuperation isContinue reading “May I have some more serviettes please? Week # 4 post treatment.”

Nil by mouth, and by that I wasn’t expecting 6 months …

This, most definitely, was not on the bucket list for 2019 – for someone who loves food and all that it represents, life can be unbelievably unfair at times. Given my absolute lack of knowledge on this disease and the side affects – I will update where I can. Here’s my story … I hadContinue reading “Nil by mouth, and by that I wasn’t expecting 6 months …”

Talk to the Foot & Number 40 – what really happens in an Asian Massage joint

When you have had as many massages as I have you start to know what works for you and what doesn’t, and when you strike gold or a really good masseuse you tend to go back, or in my case a few times. You might recall my time on Phu Quoc island Squirrels Playing & Slow ProgressContinue reading “Talk to the Foot & Number 40 – what really happens in an Asian Massage joint”

53 Articles and Red Flanegan

My health has been 45% most of my journey this past three months. Dodged with chronic tonsillitis, heavy chest infection, sneezing and coughing. Despite numerous trips to the doctor and hospital for an Endoscopy, steroid nasal spray, saltwater sinus wash, Codeine, Antihystamenes,  not much has changed except my ability to continue to get up eachContinue reading “53 Articles and Red Flanegan”

Meeting the Queen & Vespa Riding Dogs

  Despite the idea of travelling long term and its romantic connotations, I needed a break. I booked a week in Danang (north of HCMC) – beach side hotel, with infinity pool. I have been sick pretty much the last 3 months and I needed a reprieve from noise and pollution.  I called upon aContinue reading “Meeting the Queen & Vespa Riding Dogs”

The gentle art of not giving a Phuc (sic)

If Vietnam has taught me one lesson it is this, whatever happened yesterday has no bearing on what will happen today. I have learnt a few life lessons – well, when I say learnt, more of an “A ha” moment – I now know to always trust my gut instinct and actually ACT on it. EasierContinue reading “The gentle art of not giving a Phuc (sic)”