Sometimes I have a week where I get to the weekend, I stop and think WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED. The last 2 have been like that. Not even the best storyteller could make up my life. I want to tell you how the last 14 days have played out. It doesn’t get more ridic than this.
Mon: go to hospital for routine treatment. I see oncologist who tells me the tumours in my liver were like dead cats and therefore wouldn’t stay around forever, because just like dead cats, they’d get eaten by ants.
After hospital I go to the Cosmopolitan lingerie show where CoppaFeel! speak to lots of people about our BraHijack campaign, I also give a speech. The fashion show is great. Also awesome to see our friends Barry m and Paul Mitchell.
Tues: day at the office. Mar and I go to see the amazing Rae Morris at Village Underground in the evening with friends.
Wed: #whatnormalfeelslike is officially launched on billboards and changing room media. Jamie and I head to our pop up and start setting up. It’s pretty awesome to have our very own pop up, and in Shoreditch. It’s good to see Jamie’s hard work come to life. I do media interviews.
Thurs: breakfast media launch at the shop. Lots and lots of boobs. Amazing feedback and we get an overwhelming amount of girls volunteering to anonymously bare all in our photo booth.
Later that day mar and I go to the Third Sector Awards, I was short listed for Most Admired Charity CEO in Britain - I mean, really!? I was up against Oxfam and 3 other massive charities. It’s no real surprise I didn’t win, but a massive honour to be nominated and short listed. Proud overload.
Fri: day at the pop up and a meeting to discuss upcoming conference talk in Austin! Drinks to celebrate shop in the evening and a much needed catch up with Neil - camera dude and producer of my documentary.
Sat: wedding dress “browsing” with Mar and the maids! Beyond exhausting. No tears….. yet.
Sun: Pilates! And another full on day at the shop/ packing it up.
Mon: early morning Pilates then day in the office preparing presentations, I have lots of speaking engagements at the moment for some reason.
Tue: presented at #ThinkDigital14, to pharmas and other medical bods, alongside awesome speakers. I felt so buzzed after. Then organised to have a cuppa with a guy who’d watched the documentary, wrote to me and offered his amazing cabin in Iceland to me and Mar to stay in for a break away. We plan to go in November. It was so good to meet him and talk about Iceland, I am literally BURSTING to go and see it all with my own eyeballs.
Wed: filming for a secret something something for The Sun. The location was an awesome bar in Hackney Wick which made me wanna explore that area some time. The eve involved fancy dress! Bodo’s Schloss in west London is a ski resort style bar and restaurant and is supporting us in October. To launch, our friend Harry got 70 people together, we dressed up, raised money, drank and danced till silly o’clock. The awesome Lilah Parsons and DJ Cuddles hit the decks for us. X.
Thurs: time for check-in at the hospice, it’s been a while. Came home to a letter from oncologist, which he’d dictated after my last visit, in which he said he wouldn’t be surprised if my ongoing jaw pain were mets. I was floored by those words. He said noting of the sort to me when I saw him. I am to have scans, which have taken ages to organise. Yawn yawn yawn. I was sad (and slightly hungover) but then I had to leave for the airport. I realised I have now moved to past-tense. Whatever. A wonderful woman called Leanda, who lives in Jersey, had watched the documentary and invited CoppaFeel! / The Boobettes to come and speak to her students. I wasn’t going to go at first as Sophie, our brilliant Health and Education manager has this shizzle totally covered, but hearing how the whole island had for involved and there were talks of potentially getting #RethinkCancer talks going with Head of Education, I needed to go. Leanda had rounded up a troop of helpers. We arrived to a Bentley driving chauffeur, who took us to our hotel where we presented CoppaFeel! to an audience of people keen to know what we were all about. We were treated like royalty - before we’d even done anything! Sarah, one of our superstar Boobettes was with us too. Many conversations with many brilliant, pro active people. They’d also causally turned their fort pink in our honour.
Fri: 7.40 am BBC radio Jersey interview. Full day of school talks speaking to almost 1k students at 3 very brilliant schools. BBC and itv news covered the day. Wheatgrass shots on the beach in the middle of all that. The afternoon should have involved a snooze but unfortunately just because you’re away from emails, it doesn’t mean they stop. I had major catch up to do and needed the eve to not talk, not write, not think, but instead sit in my posh bath with telly and a glass of wine.
Sat: early morning swim. Coffee morning to again speak with people about CoppaFeel! Some girls from the school talks had persuaded their mums to go and listen to what we had to say. I was just blown away by the commitment, the energy and the passion. I am excited about what we can do there. The documentary has already brought a lot of brilliant people in to my life and that charity’s life. We flew home and I had an evening of work and trashy TV.
Sun: hair cut - I went short! Not sure why. Hit the airport and flew to Spain with Mar and mum for a week of Pilates and “retreating”….
Mon: I am sat in the library of the hotel. There’s a big storm and my belly is happily full of delicious healthy food.