[LIFE] Joining @REDJanuaryUK: No resolutions, just looking for challenges

Well, we know I don't do New Year's Resolutions, right? But I do like to find challenges that work for me, and that are done in a style that I approve of! #RedJanuary with Mind I have joined this, because there's a group of us in YBCN going to encourage each other on every day with an activity. To be honest, with 'Move' with Beyond Chocolate, my daily Pokemon walks, and time in the gym/pool,…

[LIFE] Giving the House a Makeover

I moved into my house in Spring 2016, expecting that I’d spend the first few years getting it how I wanted it. It was liveable, but the space wasn’t best used. The past few months threw somewhat of a curveball with the cancer diagnosis, and my first panic was how I was going to keep paying my mortgage (and every episode of scanxiety comes with that too), but work have enabled me to continue working…

Happy Christmas 2018, and here’s to 2019

So, this year, paper cards have been purchased, but I don't have the energy to write/send, and I like making an e-card. Last year, I was stuck at home, having had my second chemo, and enjoyed snuggling up watching TV, and Facetiming a few friends. This year, I expect to actually make it to my parents for a few days (and to people saying this out loud is problematic for insurance - my neighbours keep…

[LIFE] Much walking with #BeeintheCity

Back in July, I found my first #BeeintheCity, outside work (Manchester Metropolitan University):   View this post on Instagram   Well. I remembered to come and look at my first #beeinthecity ‘To Bee or not to Bee ?’ A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jul 24, 2018 at 11:10am PDT I remember once finding a few 'eggs' in London, a handful of Lambdas in Liverpool, and something else in Norwich a few years…

[LIFE] Greenbelt #GB18

Last year's Greenbelt was held in between the week of the identification of 'suspicious cells' and confirmation of breast cancer. It was also very sunny - so was quite a different one for me - I spent a lot of it sitting on the bank in the sunshine, talking to friends, and contemplating life. So it's was quite 'interesting' to go back this year knowing that nearly a full year has passed - and a…