My many adventures

Hi Folks, I want to dedicate this first part to all the Houston people and now the Florida folks who were and are in the path of dangerous hurricanes. I pray for you, your family and your pets to get through this terrible time in your life. Some countries all around the world are facing flooding, mud slides and war, please send help, relief and prayers their way.

I survived breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I still want to visit.

I've been to Scotland, England, Vancouver, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, Yukon, Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway), a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & Sulcuk, Ephesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...

BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: September 7, 2017

Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband have been married one year. WOW that went fast. Was invited to Toronto in July to receive an Honorary Membership award from my union PSAC/USGE. They even brought my grandson up with me. We visited Niagara Falls, CN Tower and went to Medieval Knights dinner theatre. We had such a fabulous time!

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.
I just love summer! I hope the winter will be gentle to us.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

My granddaughter Layla moved back in so now the family is together again for a while. She is a musician and is going to Community College for a Certificate in Music Finance. She also wants to cook for a living because she just loves food and boy can she cook. I wanted to help her to go to Culinary School but we will have to wait to see when she finally makes up her mind.

My little guy Rialey is now 14 and is 6'1 1/2 ". He is so thoughtful of me and helps me a lot.

I really wanted to travel this year but since retirement, the money is too tight. I'll have to save up but I have all those beautiful memories to keep me smiling for now. Thankfully I have posted most here on my blod.

Take care my blogger friends.

Thanks friends,


Friday, January 7, 2011

International Network for Cancer Research & Treatment

Hi! My name is Julie and I am working as a Liaison Officer for the International Network for Cancer Research and Treatment (INCTR), an NGO focusing on cancer control in developing countries. You will find more information on INCTR activities at

As you may know, many cancer patients in low and middle income countries present at a far advanced stage, when it’s often too late to save their lives. Poverty, gender inequality, lack of education and health services are just a few reasons why very few women are screened in resource-limited nations. In Nepal, this problem is compounded by geographical isolation in rural areas.

To reach out to rural communities in the Kathmandu valley, INCTR Nepalese Branch organizes screening camps where women are screened for cervical and breast cancer. Results and necessary medications are provided on the spot, and patients with positive screening results are referred for follow-up. Self-examination workshops and cancer education sessions are also provided to local communities.

Our Nepalese colleagues told us that many women were happy to find that both the screening and medication were free of cost, as they would not have been able to afford them otherwise.

“To help us, please make a donation at A lot can be achieved with your help: as little as $10 will provide cervical and breast cancer screening for one Nepali woman. We have received enough donations to screen about 660 women so far and we are now aiming to screen 1000 women for important cancers in the Kathmandu valley in 2011!

We also need your help spreading the word. Just like Debbie, please share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends and family by forwarding them this message, sharing the above link on your blogs or social networks, using the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation.

Thank you very much on behalf of the entire project team,

Julie (short URL:
Help us build capacity for cancer control in developing countries by showing your support for INCTR on Facebook and Twitter: take part in the latest discussions, share INCTR news, upcoming events, pictures, and more with your contacts !