This week I took my first photo for the second book in the Beating Bowel Cancer series. Yes that's right book 2 is on the way! The adverse weather conditions in London on Thursday night means it is unlikely that the photo included here will make it into the book, but it was good to finally get out with the camera now that I have decided to do a second book. At this stage I am going to try out a few ideas and see how it goes before I decide on the theme and style of the book. The book will have a similar vibe to the first one, but it won't just be a case of 30 more random photos. I am going to try and come up with an interesting concept and do my very best to make the second book better than the first!
I can happily report that mum is currently in good health and had a good result when she had her last blood tests in November and is in remission with no more appointments until next spring. However I haven't forgotten that this disease is also a devastating taker of lives and only a couple of days ago I found out that one of the guys who works for one of my suppliers lost his daughter to bowel cancer in 2012. She was just 35 years old and sadly died 5 weeks after diagnosis, which came too late to save her. Bowel cancer can affect all ages not just the over 60s. And as much as raising funds for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, it is so important that we are all aware of this disease and how early detection makes it very treatable with a 95% survival rate. If the books can help that in any way then they are doing their job.
As the book takes shape I will post updates on its progress, and hopefully it will be published in time to put in your 2014 Christmas stockings! Remember the first book is still available and every penny that comes to me goes to Beating Bowel Cancer. Your support is greatly appreciated.