The (not so) Great North Run – Part 2

I had started the morning of the 9th September 2018 with a run plan, yet I crossed the start line of the Great North Run with my plan in tatters. My GPS had not found its signal and it was going from bad to worse as my overpriced wireless earphones weren’t working. Well at least,…

The (not so) Great North Run – Part 1

Sunday 9th September 2018 The day I completed my second Great North Run. Thirteen point one miles (and believe me the 0.1 mile does count for everything) running the streets from Newcastle through to South Shields. For years, despite encouragement, I’ve always declined the offer to take part in a half marathon as although I…

The NHS is 70 AND I’m Thankful

Today the sun is shining and I’m thankful. I’m thankful that I have an incredible support network and I’m thankful for the NHS. My last post needed a follow up to ensure that those near and far had somewhat of an ending to the story. I was kicking cancer in the arse because, I’d been…

Cancer Can Kiss My Arse

I have rewritten the opening paragraph at least 13 times now and still can’t find the correct way to describe the situation that I’ve been dealing with over the last few weeks or whether I want to expose so much of my own vulnerable self. My life is literally a cliched rollercoaster with overly dramatic…

How I’m Learning To Accept That Sometimes My Best Is Good Enough

There are many things that I want to talk about in life, yet this particular blog is not always the most appropriate place to share those elements. I wanted this blog to purely be about autism and dedicated another blog to much of those ‘random’ posts where I felt the need to get something off…

Joseph and his Amazing Spectrum Coat’s Mummy

The title of the blog is, Joseph and his Amazing Spectrum Coat and indeed the blog is meant to be about Joseph, but I have found it difficult as time has gone on to purely talk about him. Realistically there are so many people and events that circle his life that it is almost impossible…