My Dear Sis

My dear sis is growing stubble on her head, she says.   The chemo is over and her body is trying to rebound, sprout some new hair and return to vibrant health.  Chemo sounded miserable. After the first round she wasn’t sure she would be able to do the whole 3 month course.  Her liver…

Cancer Again?

Last night I stayed up with my sister Andrea through the night after her first round of chemo (her husband Ave was knocked out with a stomach bug).  I’ve never seen anyone cycle through so many weird reactions so quickly.  It was a little frightening at first. But she seemed to come back to her…

Homemade

I grew up in a family where making things was a way of life.  My parents were from the WW2 ‘make do and mend’ generation.  So in my early teens I learnt to cook, sew, darn, drill holes and fix things.  This wasn’t quite as Puritan as it sounds. I used my skills in the…