My Christmas Diary

My 2 week Christmas holiday- with loved ones from Sicily-Rome-Ireland-London.
Better late than never?

Inception

  For those who haven’t seen Chris Nolan’s epic thriller Inception (no spoilers), it tells the intriguing story of Dom Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio) who has the ability to enter and share people’s dreams to steal secrets or plant ideas in their subconscious using a shared dream technology that also allows him to create a…

Strictly Against Breast Cancer Gala

  Breast Cancer Ireland’s 3rd “Strictly Against Breast Cancer” Black Tie Gala last Saturday night rolled out their pink carpet and brought Irish TV personalities and Cancerians together to have a dance off and compete for the coveted privilege of first place to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. With Nicky Byrne as the host and Emma Hannigan,…

Today Show – Breast Cancer Special

I was thrilled to be invited to be part of RTE1’s Today Show Breast Cancer Survivor Special on Tuesday 20th October. I never expected that just in my first week back to live in Ireland that I would be on Irish television twice!! It was a great show dedicated to Breast Cancer Survivors with informative…

I AM Ireland, Ireland (I) AM

I was delighted to be invited on TV3’s Ireland AM along with Deirdre Featherstone, a fellow Irish breast cancer blogger who’s blog is called “Kicking the Shite out of Cancer” on Thursday 15th October. I arrived into Dublin the day before to be styled by Judy Gilroy at Oasis. Her room was super cool with…

Body & Soul, Here I go!

Given I have a busy week this week, this post will be an update as to what I’m to. Sicily & my Italian Blog… I had a beautiful holiday in Sicily with my husband, his family and friends. I used my time there to launch an Italian version of this blog called http://www.avanticonstile.com  as I wanted to…

Radio o, Radio a, Radio therapy

Having completed 4 months of chemo and recovered well from my operation, the last phase of my treatment was to complete 5 weeks of radiotherapy, which was 20 minutes every day Monday – Friday. They say that radiotherapy can be physically quite tiring as you are basically radiating your cells to kill any minuscule cancer…

(Safe)Tanning in the Rain!

What do you get when you raise skin cancer awareness in London with bikini-clad models bronzed with Tanorganic and torrential rain? Huffington Post’s 2nd Best Image from Around the World of course!! One month of rain bucketed down in just a few hours, you’d expect this to be worst weather to promote an all-natural and organic fake tan and a #safetanning…

Chemospiration, Wexford and Sunshine!

Teaming up with Tanorganic, Sam McCauleys and Marie Keating Foundation, 17th July was a fun Friday, not only for the sun splitting beautiful sunshine but for the great cause it was in aid of. Sam McCauley and Tanorganic donated 1euro per bottle sold in June and July to Breast Cancer Ireland. Marie Keating Foundation were…

No Pain, No Game – of Thrones

(No Spoilers!) With Game of Thrones shining down upon us and consuming our thoughts, I feel I’ve had my own experience in the Seven Kingdoms during my 9 day stay in the hospital after my double mastectomy operation. Waking up in a delirious morphine daze, I tried to figure out where I found myself as…

Smile, it’s Burger King!

A few days after finding out that I probably had breast cancer, my best friend Kirby said she was going to take me out for the evening to see the London Eye. Before heading there, she treated me to a slap up mean in a bistro pub. We were both having a lovely deep conversation about faith…