Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Nikki and I are in Edinburgh basking in the sunshine.  I feel very lucky to be here and to be feeling so healthy after finishing my radiotherapy last Sunday.  To celebrate the end of my 30th radio session Nikki and I hit up Lantana for brunch to enjoy some of the best coffee and Melbourne-style food in London.

This time away has given me time to reflect on some of the other things that I feel lucky for:
  • The angry badger in my head was found so quickly and successfully removed
  • I've been able to recover 90% of my strength and mental faculties following the operation
  • I have the most amazing wife who has been my strength and inspiration throughout this period
  • Family and friends around the world who have showered me with love and support in every way imaginable 
  • I have a kick-ass scar and a Shoreditch-worthy hairstyle
This turns heads on the tube (the scar, not the pout)


Coffee in Shoreditch anyone?

  • I have the most amazing team of specialists supporting me and have been blown away by the standard of care I've recieved from the NHS
  • In these times of climate change there are still places you can retreat to celebrate Christmas in 2-degree greyness
  • Both Nikki's and my employer have been nothing short of amazing (shout out to the wonderful people at WSP and EDITD - more about them in a future post)
  • In these times of austerity you can pick up a christmas tree, tinsel and angel tree topper and get change from £3
    We went all out on the Xmas decorations
    
  • There is a place called Scotland where being ginger is socially acceptable :)
Bring on 2015!




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