Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Oh - am feeling rubbish. This sinus thing just sets in and stays. I haven't got time for feeling ill - I feel as if I have every moment between now and Christmas mapped out with jobs to do. I need to build in some MORE rest and recuperation between now and Christmas Day or I'll implode. More(??!!) after your weekend away? I hear you ask!

By the way have just found a good website called pinkstinks.co.uk. It kind of reflects some of my thoughts regarding trying to bring up my daughters in a less 'pink' and more empowering way. Check it out if this interests you - it's quite an eye-opener.

Sorry that I'm being so lacklustre today. I'll be back to my sparkling self (ha, ha) when, um, I'm back to my sparkling self I guess.


Margaret said...

Good looking finding your sparkling self. At least she won't be pink.

Mummy mania said...

take some time out!! Honestly - I was on the point of collapse last week and I just cancelled the day and we all stayed in our pyjamas. you know something?? the world didn't fall apart. so please, take time out...

Kate said...

Yes, I think you're right. Nothing is worth that awful feeling. I practically can't get my breath! Thanks. Wouldn't it be terrible if my sparkling self WAS pink? That'd show me!

Tracey said...

Sorry you feel so rotten!

Rebecca S. said...

Have a long hot steamy bath and go to bed early...then spend a day in your pyjamas!

That link sounds interesting...my 8 year old daughter went through the pink stage, but one day, suddenly green was her favourite colour.

WhisperingWriter said...

I hope you're feeling better tomorrow!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I send you a hug and my sympathy. I feel the same but please rest up. Don't push yourself too hard. I am afraid my girl is doomed as pink is one of my favourite colours! She does prefer purple so there might be hope for her! xx