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Everest Waits

Everest Waits

Dear Friends It’s been two weeks since my Everest expedition was cancelled (well, hopefully postponed). Thank you to everyone who wrote to me with their condolences after they saw my post on social media or read it in the news. And if you didn’t already know, I’m sure...

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A Big Announcement – From Pond To Peak

A Big Announcement – From Pond To Peak

Dear Friends Two years on and my blog is back! If you're still subscribed, you've probably forgotten who I am...but I have a big announcement and more news will follow on so it seemed only right for the blog to make a return. So how do I say this? I’m conscious that...

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One Month On

One Month On

It’s 3rd June - exactly a month since my new book, 21 Miles, was published. The actual publication day – the 3rd May – was a bit of an anti-climax. There was no trumpet voluntary, let’s put it that way. But a few days later on 8th May, the book was officially launched...

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On Blogging…

On Blogging…

After my last blog, one of my best friends rang me. ‘What’s wrong?’ She said as soon as I picked up the phone. 'I can tell something’s wrong from your blog.’ That’s what best friends are good at - knowing the subtext. And then she said something else. ‘You know, when...

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

It’s Sunday. Blog day. Another search for words. In just over a month my new book will be published - I promise you there are a lot of words in that. I know I should tell you something about it. Something that will justify the enormity of its birth. The enormity of...

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Events Connected

Events Connected

I’ve decided that March must be the month for fertility events. Maybe because it’s supposed to be Spring. Things grow in Spring, but instead we’ve got snow. Already this month, I’ve been at the Southbank Centre's WOW Festival (where I convened a panel on fertility...

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Front Page News

Front Page News

One day soon I’m going to write a proper blog. Like the old days. I’m not going to take blog sabbaticals. Or spend Sunday wondering whether anyone will notice if I skip a week. Or question how many words is enough - I know a blog can be too long but can it be too...

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From That to This

From That to This

On Tuesday 6 February at the Bush Theatre we launched Fertility Fest 2018. Hurrah! That picture is of me and my Co-director Gabby at the launch. We’re the two sides of IVF – she’s got toddler twins after four rounds of treatment, I haven’t after eleven. But we both...

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Note To Blogging Self!

Note To Blogging Self!

I did it again. In fact it feels like I'm making a habit of it. Monday morning. A hotel room in Barcelona. And I suddenly remember I’ve forgotten. My blog – the one which I’ve committed to writing every other Sunday (apart from at the end of last year when I took a...

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Some People I Love…

Some People I Love…

It’s Sunday 14 January – exactly a month before Valentine’s Day – so I thought I’d tell you about some people I love – and who will definitely be getting a card from me. I’m going to start with Tracey Sainsbury, senior fertility counsellor at the Lister Fertility...

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The Blog is Back!

The Blog is Back!

I’m back! I’ve even overreached my intention. I said I’d return in the new year – and it’s still 2017. Just. I won’t lie (because the truth is important to me), it’s been a difficult couple of months. But I had a lovely Christmas – my mum, my sister, my niece, two...

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A Shout Out To My Sherpa

A Shout Out To My Sherpa

Apologies. This blog is long overdue - it's unlike me, but I have not been entirely myself. I must begin with a shout out to my Sherpa who guided me safely to the top of Island Peak in Nepal. Since I started my mountain madness two years ago with Kilimanjaro, my...

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Hello From The Himalayas

Hello From The Himalayas

Those of you who are eagle-eyed, may have noticed that my blog has skipped a week. In fact, for the first time in four years of writing it, I actually forgot! My excuse being that after a whirlwind of work during September and early October, I boarded a plane for...

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Your Blogger Still Needs You

Your Blogger Still Needs You

For those of you who might not have read my last blog, perhaps the title of this one needs some explaining. So, if it does, for speed (mine not yours) you can read this. I truly hope this will be my last ‘begging blog’ for a long while. Besides, two weeks today, when...

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Your Blogger Needs You

Your Blogger Needs You

Dear Readers, Your Blogger Needs You! Imagine me in a general’s hat, no moustache but a finger pointing. Not in a confrontational way but in a gently encouraging, hopeful way. If that’s ok. This month I’ve launched the pre-order fundraising campaign for my new book....

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Living Well Is The Best Revenge

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

I was going to call today’s post – Two Mountains And A Festival. But this morning I changed my mind. I’m reading a great book at the moment (more of that in a minute) and I’ve just reached the chapter which has the epigraph: Living Well Is The Best Revenge, the words...

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It’s Sunday and We’re (A)Live!

It’s Sunday and We’re (A)Live!

There’s been a lot of press coverage this week about the recent cuts to IVF on the NHS – several Clinical Commissioning Groups are now considering restricting treatment to women aged 30 to 35. Someone said to me that infertility only gets this sort of attention from...

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Kicking Heels and Ass

Life is beyond busy at the moment so forgive me this late night mini blog. But if you’re kicking your heels here are two things I’d love you to look at because I think they kick-ass. First, the HFEA’s new website  - I was honoured to be asked to be an advisor on the...

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The IVF Generation

The IVF Generation

There has been so much great fertility press over the last couple of weeks that today I want to write about what other people have written. The stream of announcements and articles is partly because of the ESHRE conference that took place in Geneva at the beginning of...

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Nothing To Say

Nothing To Say

In November, I’ll have been writing this blog for four years. For the first year I posted every Sunday. I then moved to bisundayly – I know this is not a word but I hope, like me, you think it’s ok to play with language. I’ve rarely missed a Sunday post. Once I wrote...

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Jessica Hepburn

Jessica Hepburn

Jessica Hepburn is one of the UK’s leading voices on fertility and family, as well as endurance sport (even though she doesn’t have children and is the most unlikely athlete). She has become a pioneer in inspiring people to live as big and bravely as possible when life doesn’t go to plan.

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