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My brave daughter is braving the shave!!

Such an inspiration

So we have two more weeks until lillys Charity event and we have some fantastic things happening on the night.

To enter is just a donation on the door, all is welcome,

Some of the things happening will be a disco, wine tombola, chocolate tombola, nearest point to a bottle of wine, (prize A computer tablet) Name the teddy, how many jelly beans, weight the cake, pick n mix, and many more!!!

I will post an update next week with all the final details for the event!!!

Raffle tickets on sale from Monday!!!!

We will be selling raffle tickets from Monday in many stores, work places, at the event and all round so please keep an eye out, we have some amazing prizes!!!

A few are!!!

  • 360 play tickets
  • Laser quest voucher
  • Ralph Lauren purse
  • hampers
  • two Hoovers
  • AGM stand mixer
  • Hand mixers
  • Computer tablet
  • Purfume
  • Aftershave
  • Week end away in london
  • Free facial
  • Men’s cut
  • Ladies wash cut and blow dry
  • Full set of volume lashes

And So many more prizes!!!!

We haven’t gone through them all yet but all will be posted up for the raffle on Monday xxx

We hit the papers last week

Last week we were in the paper and it helped us so much to get the event out there. I want to thank holly patel for sorting that out, it was a great help and doing so, we are now over target and it looks as if not only can we buy vouchers for the chemo patients we can also give the a whole day cost free, so thank you x

Lilly’s charity!!! Helping others with cancer!!!!

Posted in days-out

Have you made a Bucket list ?Exploring British heritage first stop Stonehenge !!!

So yesterday I and my husband have decided to explore hopefully many of the great British heritage places around the UK.

I have decided to start a bucket list and could decide what I what to put on it because I have what I want which is my wonderful family. So I thought about anything that I’m intrigued with and just things to do that’s isn’t soo costly as well. Most people put things on their bucket list that aren’t achievable and are unrealistic to achieve. I know that’s the point so you can push to do the things you wouldn’t but mine is different as I want to actually just be able to do different things with my family and husband because of my diagnosis.

So my bucket list so far is

  • Visits Stonehenge and many historic sites
  • Weekend in Barry and visit all the filming sites of Gavin and Stacey. (One of my favourite sitcoms.)
  • Family holiday abroad
  • Visit Rome
  • Try and do something once a week which is scary or achieve something.

It’s working progress!!!

Back to our visit to Stonehenge. The drive wasn’t too bad, it took it’s two hours to get there. We’re glad we had tickets as if you didn’t buy a ticket you can’t really get that up close to the stones.

I want to say thank you to my brother Colin who brought us the tickets the day before. If your wondering you can pay when you get there also but it’s a bit more expensive.

Our tickets were bought online. Here is the link in which you can purchase them.

Stonehenge ticket office

You don’t realise how big they actually are until your up close to them and the history of them is just amazing.

It took about 2-3 hours expiring Stonehenge and we then still had time to waste so we decide to drive another hour to sunny Bournemouth.

Lucky for us it was a beautiful day and it was lovely.

Photos of our day, all photos haven’t been zoomed in at all, this is how far you can get to the stones !

Sunny Bournemouth!!!

Our next visit will be to Barry island but we might get to visit another heritage site before then as the children have split up for there school holiday.

It’s so hard now to find some good things to do in the summer holiday, so we are on a mission to try.

Anyone have any good days out that they can recommend, please use the comment to recommend for people.

Hope you all enjoy your summer holidays with your children. And one thing I love about summer holidays is the traffic on the read is soo much less congested it’s great !!

Happy summer holidays to you all !!!
Enjoy making happy memories with your children. I know I will. Xx

Posted in sitcom

Gavin and Stacey returning For another Christmas special !!

So I’m sitting at home just relaxing on this raining Friday afternoon watching Gavin and Stacey. It inspired me to blog about what they’re up to and what I think about the new upcoming Christmas special.!!

So we’ve all heard James Corden and Ruth Jones have finally decided to write another Christmas special!!!!

I’m soo excited as I’m sure many others are too.

They started filming the special last week back in Barry and I can’t wait to see it !!!

My husband and I will be travelling to Barry island in a few weeks to go to all the iconic filming scenes, a new blog to follow with an update on it.

I wonder if it will be just as good as the first one!! I do wonder tho if it was good I dear to do another one. Sometimes it can ruin the whole series. I have my fingers crossed that it’s not a disappointment.

Over the past ten years, people talk about Gavin and Stacey, soon as it past November we all start seeing people posting that there watching the Christmas special. It was the Christmas special that made the show bigger than they thought it would ever become.

Love Actually star Joanna was spotted in a festive outfit of red midi dress and plum coloured patterned coat, despite the summer temperatures at the moment.

She completed her look with pearl earrings and a pair of ankle strap heels.

Mathew was seen in his character’s typical get up of dark jeans, tan shoes, a grey top and a short black and red tartan Harrington jacket.

James Corden teases exciting details from Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

James Cordon, who co-created the show and plays Gavin’s best mate Smithy, was also in attendance for filming but remained behind the camera.

James, 40, was seen putting a finger to his mouth to shush people when the noise levels went out of control and were later seen capturing snippets of the action on his mobile phone.

It remains unclear if he was recording clips for his social media or personal use.

Maybe for another series showing the making of it like the last one.!

I wonder if ness (Ruth) will make another iconic phrase or use the Santa Ohh Ohh Ohh merry Christmas phrase again.

We are yet to see Smithy in his iconic jacket, and yet to film.

James on set directing the Christmas special 2019

It will be very interesting to see how the characters have moved on and what the children will look like.

If Stacey had a girl or a boy, or how baby Neal would be like now he’s older ???

What are your views on how it will be played out????

Comment your views below !!!

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Lilly Braving The Shave Charity Event!!!!

Last Saturday was a massive success, we got in the papers, on BBC three counties Radio station and got the word out about what we want to achieve.

We held a great charity event for a great cause x


Thank you so much Lilly for you bravery xx 💋

I was so nervous for my daughter but it didn’t faze her one bit.

She was such a star on the radio. I couldn’t believe how grown up she was. X feel free to listen 👇

Lilly’s charity event

Outside BBC Three counties Radio station !
Telling our story x

Not only that we got in the paper x

Dunstable gazer

Me and my beautiful daughter

So the actual event went so well, there was a huge crowd for Lilly to shave her hair and it was such a success.

We have people still donating on the go fund me page which is amazing, our aim is to keep the page open until the end of November whilst we collect all Lilly’s sponsor’s in and then tally up how much we have raised for the Luton and Dunstable hospital.

So far we have totalled £4,000 and hoping to hit 5k 🤞🏻

We want to thank every one who has helped us get to this point in raising so much. Now so many people will be able to have a well deserved break from cancer !!

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My cancer journey update !!

8.32am

the past month has been crazy!!! My last blog was all about doing a bucket list and sticking to it. Well that hasn’t even been a possibility at all yet!!

So where to start is the thing!!!

    Three weeks ago we had a treatment plan, I was happy because for the first time I felt there was some sort of structure with my cancer treatment. I found out my brain tumour had grown to now 2cm – 2.5cm so my Dr decided to put me back on a chemo drug, I had a drug called kacitabine which consists of 5 tablets twice a day, plus I was still going for my herceptin drug intravenously every three weeks. Two days into the tablets they were cause me chest pains and such a sore throat.
  • I was asked to stop abs start them over 4times to see if it was a reaction to the tablets!!! ( of course it was) after a two week period of stopping and starting I had enough.
  • Next plan!!!

    So I Revisited the doctors again and he changed my plan again!!!

    A new tablet, this time only one a week and herceptin jab in the leg. Less time at hospital and less drugs, I felt good.

    That soon changed!!!

    Just a few days later I started to feel unwell, I couldn’t sleep on my head at night, if I layed on the pillow I would wake up with terrible heads aches, so bad that my sight was blurry when I woke up and had server migraines.

    I was taking pain killers throughout the day, through the night, it just wouldn’t budge.

    Then I started to get pressure head, the only way I can describe the feeling is I would stand up after sitting and it was like a start of a head rush, then it would travel to my ears and the only way I can describe that is the feeling of driving 70mph with a window open in your car, the throbbing sound not being able to hear well, then it would travel to my eyes like bad sinuses and throb and eventually ease off!!!

    That kept happening everytime I got up, or sat down to quick, even to the point of not moving anymore!!!

    Enough!!!

    It got to the point that on Friday last week I couldnt take anymore!!! I knew something wasn’t right. I decided to go hospital and get checked over!!

    They did an mri head scan and a mri spinal scan. During that week I lost function to my left foot so the doctors wanted to check my spine as well.

    After the results they have put me on a high dose of steroids as the tumour has grown more which had a lot of swelling all on my right side of my brain causing all these symptoms!!!

    If it doesn’t rain it pours!!!

    Waiting for the call!!!

    All day yesterday I was waiting for a call from my oncologist, it got to 5.30pm and I thought again there not gonna call!!! I was waiting on a discussion from Queens court London hospital what they think the best treatment to have will be.

    Finally they rang about 7pm and after looking at the scans they have decided to go ahead with hammer knife radiotherapy surgery!!!

    Gamner knife Radiopharapy Surgery

    It’s a great type of radiotherapy that targets the exact area of the tumour without affecting other parts of the brain.


    I’ve had gamer knife before and the first time felt scary!! Mainly because of the brace they bolt into your skull but it sounds worse than what it is!!

    This is what I’ll be going through again next week!!

    Straight after having the brace fitted!!

    How Gammer knife works!!

    So that’s my update for the past month!!! It’s been hard getting to write anything because of how the tumour is effecting my mind, concentration and everyday tasks!! But I will be posting my next treatment journey for you all to follow!!! Even though no matter what I’m going through there are so many in the same predicament, I’m just grateful there are still options for me.
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    F**k you Cancer !!!

    Missing our wedding already !!! 😡

    I can’t believe it’s already been 1 month since I became Mrs Scanlon.

    All my friends and family telling me to make sure I take it all in because it will be over in a blink of an eye and I was. But I did listen to them and I love that I remember so many fantastic things about that day.

    One thing I’m not enjoying is changing everything over to my surname !! WTF it takes soo long. I’ve only done two things.

    One thing I’m so happy about is our wedding video. It’s so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier.

    It captured all those memories. X

    Big C Update!

    I wanted to touch on an update on my diagnosis. So after the wedding a week later I went for an MRI scan and yes the Brain tumour has grown Again!!!!

    So currently I’m waiting for my doctor to let me know what will be the next step!!

    I was supposed to get a call last Friday as they had a meeting at queens court London but haven’t heard anything.

    Two things I’ve noticed about cancer docs and giving news!!! They always tell you the news on a friday, so you end up having a total utter shit weekend!!!!

    Then seem to take ages to let you know what’s going on at times!!!! What the hell!!!!

    anyway, at least I was told the okay to still have my chemo treatment. So friday i had my treatment again.

    My second home

    An update on the cancer part of my life will be posted soon as I know.

    So the past two weeks I’ve been super busy.

    I wanted to touch on the fact my beautiful caught Lilly is shaving all her hair off in support of people going through chemo at our local chemo ward.

    Lilly has been growing her haor for a whole year to brave the shave xxx

    to raise as much money she can to give them something they could appreciate, by hopefully raising enough to be able to get vouchers/days out/week end So they can spend quality time with there loved ones. Going through it myself I know that’s what counts when you feel like it’s constant appointments, treatment, scans and more.

    So Please help my daughter to reach her goal and donate below.

    Lilly’s fundraiser event

    We also will be putting on a fundraiser event which takes place at Dunstablians Rugby Club on the 25th August 2019

    There will be a car boot in the morning, pitch fees and all derails are below

    There will be a fundraiser evening held at the rugby club as well, details of the event to follow soon.

    Please feel free and we encourage you to do your own some sort of little sponsor or coffee morning events to support Lilly to help raise as much as we can.

    I’m such a proud mummy and I hope you all can make it xxxxx