Perfecting the Growhawk

  During the early stages of frustratingly awkward hair-growth, (also known as “waking up resembling a unicorn every morning”), your hair fights against the brush and like a 2 year old’s temper tantrum, it just does not want to settle down. Instead, it stands tall and proud on your head as if you have put…

Cancerversary

4th December is a special date to me, it is the anniversary of when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Grade 3 breast cancer at 31 years old. Honouring my “cancerversary”, I will take you down the path from discovery to diagnosis. The morning I woke up to my 7cm x 4 cm lemon-sized lump…

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,…

Tit for Tat

20th November marks my one year anniversary when I woke up groggy one wintry morning to discover a 7cm x 4 cm lump in my right breast. It was the size of a small lemon and, very bizarrely, had grown over night. To commemorate my lump-changing event, I am ready to write about what so…

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…

Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

The release of Mad Max Fury Road on 14th May has us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath. I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women…

Hello Soho

It’s my first weekend with my bald head which merits an outing somewhere cool and trendy in its honour. I called my dear friend Frankie thinking we could head to a funky haunt in Camden together but he was already out with friends in Soho in the Coach and Horses pub and invited me to come along.  Excited I have a venue…

Sinead O’Connor, How do I compare to you?

It’s the day after shaving my head and as I get ready, I feel rejuvenated and excited. I can’t wait to see the new me. Strangely I had to put on my earrings first so I had something to work off when doing my makeup; I don’t know why, perhaps to match or to be in symmetry! Looking in the mirror, I really like my…