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…

[LIFE] FOR FUN, I attended #TheNonesuch Conference, about Georgette Heyer.

I've enjoyed reading Georgette Heyer since I was a teenager (it appears I am typical to be introduced by my mum around about the age of 10). I enjoyed the last conference in 2009, and was talking to Samantha Rayner about possibility of another one this summer ... then I got cancer! She decided to run it late enough in the hope that I'd be well enough to go ... and I was! The day…

[LIFE] It’s #IWD2018, and I’m so excited to see @Project328 and #MindingtheGap18 Launched Today

I loved seeing this campaign on Facebook, although as always don't read below the line! So, I'm really excited to see a couple of initiatives from the church being launched today: Project 3:28 Database For years I've been asked to speak, or recommend other speakers for events, and we started off a simple Excel spreadsheet (not specifically for women). In the meantime Gathering of Women Leaders was continuing it's excellent work (next one 17th March,…