October is Boobies Month!

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Every October, I make a point of spamming my profile on facebook, so everyone on my friends list will be made aware of breast cancer – how to spot the signs, and what to do for support.  I do this in memory of my maternal grandmother, Lucy, who passed away from breast cancer in 1991, aged just 59.

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Did you know that 1 in 8 women, and 1 in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer at some point in their lives?

Ladies; know the signs, know the symptoms. Gentlemen, please read this too… Breast Cancer doesn’t just affect women. Early detection can save lives. 

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Be brave; check your breasts often. Know what’s normal for YOU.  If you notice any changes, see your GP. Remember, many women have lumps, and 9 in every 10 are nothing to worry about.  Be brave; be strong.  Stand up and help fight the fight.

For more information, visit the Breast Cancer Care website here: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

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I said… “Brr! It’s cold in here..! There must be some ICE in the atmosphere!”

Ok, so the title to this post is a little lame, but it was the first thing that came to mind.

On Monday, 25 August 2014,  I was nominated by my uncle, and I completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising awareness for MND (Motor Neurone Disease – It’s called ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in the USA).

You can find out all about this life-changing disease by visiting the MNDa here.

Take the Ice Bucket Challenge and make your donation by texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK).

Thank you for your support xx

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Ice, Ice, Baby…

So, my husband received the Ice Bucket Challenge from a friend, to raise awareness for MND (Motor Neurone Disease – It’s called ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in the USA I believe).

It’s an excellent cause, and the MNDa is busy researching, funding and supporting those who suffer with this life-threatening disease.

My great, great uncle (ready for it?  My dad’s, mum’s, mum’s, brother) had MND, and I was so lucky to have known him in my life, even though it was for just a few short years.  I believe I was about 7 or 8 when he passed away.

My husband accepted this challenge, and he donated some money too.  In turn, he nominated three others to do the same.  I have to admit that I was very surprised that he didn’t nominate me…  It’s only a matter of time before I am nominated, and if I am being perfectly honest, I can’t wait to show my support.

Now, before you view the video of my husband (I will post my video when I get nominated by someone), please take a moment to donate to this amazing cause.

Take the Ice Bucket Challenge and make your donation by texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK).

Thank you for your support xx

I’m lost for words.

“War.  War never changes.”

I hope you have all got your tissues ready, as this post will bring a tear or two to your eye.  Tears were already welling, then the picture of the little boy, touching his reflection filled my eyes to the brim.  However, it was the little boy from Syria that was the final straw for me.  How long do you last..?

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