My name is Gemma, and in 2021 I was diagnosed with incurable cancer at 41 years old.

But my story doesn't start or end there.

This is not a blog about Cancer.

I've been blogging since 2007. I had a successful vintage fashion blog Retro Chick, and a fitness blog called Lipstick, Lettuce & Lycra. I played Roller Derby with the Norfolk Brawds, and I'm a qualified Personal Trainer. But an incurable Cancer diagnosis drops into your life like a bombshell, and it felt like it was time for a fresh start. So here we are.

I'll talk about Cancer because, having been told, "You're awfully young for Myeloma", I'm passionate about sharing my story and raising awareness.

But mostly, this is a blog about living. It's about living life one day at a time, living in the moment, making every day an adventure and appreciating the little things. It's about the Adventures I plan to have while I can, and also the adventures I might not have chosen, because not all adventures are fun, and dealing with Cancer is definitely an adventure!

We can't change the past and we can't control the future, all we can do is keep living.