Pancreatic Cancer

What is the pancreas? The pancreas is a 15-25 cm (6-10 inches) oblong flattened gland located within the abdomen, between the stomach and the spine. It has two main functions – to produce many important hormones, including insulin and glucagon, and to secrete pancreatic juice into the duodenum, which contains enzymes for digesting food so […]


Easter 2014

A somber Easter this year with mum the way she is in hospital – but still counting our blessings with every extra day she gives us.  


Happy Easter from Rambling Roses

  Here’s hoping that the Easter Bunny stopped by your place and left some lovely chocolates! May also the true meaning of Easter bring you and your family peace and blessings! Happy Easter  



Today was the hardest day of my life. Mum requested White Lady Funerals come to organise the funeral.  There is something quite surreal about seeing your beautiful mum choose the colour of her coffin – asking whether the white wash or the Oak would be better. I periodically broke down throughout the meeting at the […]


3 months old

As the months are rolling by, Nicola is growing and learning so much each day. This month marks the next milestone…she’s taking an interest in food! We bought some Italian kiddy biscuits which dissolve in the mouth and she absolutely loved sucking on it.  She is very ready for solids but I’m definitely waiting until […]


Update on mum

The news is heartbreaking…mums cancer has spread to her abdomen and is causing ascites – the irritation of the cancer causes fluid which is building up uncontrollably and causing swelling. She had surgery this afternoon to drain it…but that’s it…no more chemo, no more trying to stop this thing. It’s now time to rest, admit […]


Cancer sucks

As many of you know, my mum is suffering from pancreatic cancer. She was given a life expectancy of 3-6 months and has been fighting this battle for the past 30 months. Although the tumour has been behaving itself, not growing and allowing my mum to have a great quality of life with chemotherapy – […]


Mum’s Group

Where’s Wally Nicola? Nicola spent the day hanging out with her friends at mum’s group. One boy in particular took a bit of a fancy to her – holding her hand and turning his head to say ‘Hello’… So darn cute – seemed like only yesterday Luca was on that same mat with his ‘girlfriends’. […]


Santino’s Christening

A special day for our lovely little nephew, Santino. We started the day at Peter and Lisa’s place so that Dave and Linda, the godparents, could do the traditional ‘dressing’ of the baby. It was steaming hot, humid and Santino wasn’t too impressed with all the attention and fussing at first but after a few cuddles […]


From Bump to Buzz

Tom Fletcher and wife Giovanna have found the most adorable way of celebrating the birth of their baby son Buzz Michelangelo – releasing a song, of course! The McFly star uploaded a video onto YouTube showing Giovanna during the whole of her pregnancy as he sings beside her. He explained: ‘We took photos every day […]

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