[LIFE] A week back in the UK … after that rather aborted ‘trip of a lifetime’ to New Zealand

Today is the day that I should have been landing back in the UK in the early hours of the morning, having spent 2 months on a writing scholarship in New Zealand, and then a week in Melbourne doing some public speaking (and had treated myself to tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). This year had felt like there was a chance after 2.5 years of treatment, whilst NEAD, to seize the opportunity…

[SPEAKER] Interview with @VaughanParkChapel on Instagram

Normally, with the Vaughan Park scholarship, a public lecture happens towards the end of the scholarship. Obviously, this has not been the scholarship as planned, but one of the things that has happened is that have helped Sapati get going with an Instagram account for Vaughan Park Chapel - and we decided that we'd do a short set of Q&A that could be posted on there (and Facebook later). Earlier today, Sapati and I undertook…

[LIFE/CANCER] 8 Weeks in New Zealand

So, what do you say, nearly 8 weeks into a trip that you dreamed of for about 8 years ... and officially coming into the last week of the planned trip - and coronavirus has completely upended everything you were trying to do! I last blogged a couple of weeks ago, when New Zealand was a couple of weeks into Level 4 lockdown. At the end of Monday, it will go to Level 3 Lockdown,…

[LIFE/CANCER] 6 Weeks in New Zealand

So, we're over 2 weeks into lockdown in New Zealand (and since I last wrote). I don't know about you, but I'm still feeling so tired and weighed down.... I feel super grateful that I'm safe, looked after, and it looks like I can get all my meds here (even if I have to pay for them), but obviously this is not the trip that was anticipated, and the anxiety I have been left with…
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