Bear with me


You may not have much money
But I love you all the same
So this year, for Christmas
Let’s play a little game
I know a place not far from here
Where creatures wait for homes
It would be such a shame
If they should spend Christmas alone
They’re living in a commune there
And don’t cost many readies
So take a walk to choose from
The bin of lonely teddies
Let them touch your tender heart
And choose one with such care
For he’ll forever be, for me,
a very special bear



Pic credit: zazzle


Just Giving

I’m giving my body to science
No hearse will take me away
There’ll be no morbid funeral
Nor hefty costs to pay
I’m giving my body to science
To be dismantled bit by bit
Prodded and poked systematically
In a bid to keep you fit
I’m giving my body to science
The ultimate donation
I’m finally going to uni
To fulfil my true vocation

Photo credit: Memorial at Cardiff University

You’re so VAIN

I’ve just discovered a charity I was previously unaware of and am considering holding an Eve 4 eve soon, on account of it being Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. I didn’t know that either – it’s amazing what you can find on Twitter.

For more info, visit The Eve Appeal, or follow them on Twitter @TheEveAppeal

In the meantime, read my story, in poetry form (it’s now been three-and-a-half years).


Jane Sandford


I’ve been clear, for two and a half years; VAIN, not vanity; a little insane.

I shall elaborate, for this isn’t clear. Ladies, have you had a smear recently? I recommend you do; you too could be VAIN.

This is a tough one to address. I’ll try to do my best and not waffle a lot of falafel.

VAIN, or to put it another way, VAginal Intra-epithelial Neoplasia; not easy to say with a mouthful of shredded wheat, and turns out it wasn’t that easy to beat. I spent twenty-five years of my life under the knife.

Bits were removed, burnt, cut, frozen, but the nasty little cells kept coming back, like a bad penny. Procedures were many; hospital visits more routine than trips to the dentist. I was no longer phased by a student nurse’s gaze into my best bits – I was education to the nation!

Every year…

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Braving the Shave

The time has come for me to do something I’ve always had a desire to do – I’m having my hair shaved off!

I’m also toying with the idea of having a henna tattoo on my head once the hair has gone! Watch this space!

I’m doing this for a very worthy cause; Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you’d like to support me, and, more importantly, Macmillan, a small donation to the cause would be marvellous, and my appreciation would know no bounds.

Donations can be made via my Brave the Shave profile page.

I’ll be writing and recording a commemorative song and a poem to go along with a video of the whole experience, which will be posted on YouTube and here, so you can see the result.

Please give generously – you know it makes sense. Thank you xxx