In January 2015, following a routine check by my vigilant GP, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

As a Brit living in Sydney, Australia since 2008, I realised over the following days just how many of my friends and family were scattered across the globe and different timezones.

The Fellowship of the Ringlets was originally just a tremendous pun and the title of a closed Facebook group I created to keep those distant friends and family in the loop and worry-free.

But over 12 months, my little group somehow grew from 80 to 800+ and became a veritable band of brothers, a support team like no other and a true Fellowship in every sense of the word.

Their love, laughter and rallying cries have been the greatest tonic a little ringlet'd cancer-face like me could have wished for.

The following letters, musings, incoherent ramblings and occasional bouts of bad language are for them all.

Welcome to the Fellowship of the Ringlets.

VC x

Thursday 5 May 2016


Dear Fellowship,
So it's a whole year since I wrote that first article for Mamamia so I thought I'd write another one for them - my current output of one article per year feels very achievable.
And so here it is, up and on t'web accompanied by the most eclectic bunch of photos (chosen, I might add, entirely by them) ever!
It's a blatant and unapologetic re-hashing of my previous anniversary post from Jan but as you know, it's not entirely out of character for me to bang on about the same thing over and over again...
VC x

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