Danielle Cutcliffe was only 27 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy. But just over a year later, Middlesbrough woman Danielle received the devastating news that her cancer had returned and spread to her liver and bones - and that she only had weeks to live. That’s when those close to the animal lover, who is now spending her final days in Teesside Hospice, stepped in to fulfil her final wishes. They arranged a visit from a monkey - always a dream of Danielle’s - as well as visits from horses. She is also set to get a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9, got to watch new film ‘Blockers’ with a KFC and a host of other treats. An online fundraising page was set up to help her tick off every item on her bucket list, and now that’s been completed one of Danielle’s best friends Andrea O’Neill hopes that money raised can pay for her funeral. Andrea, 51, of Gresham, Middlesbrough, worked with Danielle for four … [Read more...] about Danielle, 28, spends final days of life fulfilling bucket list
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CLICK TO SEE GALLERY OF BUCKET-LIST PHOTOS Meet the selfless dog lover who runs a hospice for dying dogs where she helps them complete an end-of-life bucket list – including trips to the seaside and steak dinners at the pub. Nicola Coyle, aged 46, runs The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project from her home in Mansfield, taking in “death row” dogs with less than six months left to live.The retired nurse helps them complete a “bucket list” in their final days – taking them for ice creams on the beach and throwing them birthday parties.Her selfless acts have saved dogs from spending their final moments alone in pounds, vet surgeries or animal charities – or even being put down.Instead of living their final days locked away, they go for McDonald’s drive-thrus, to the pub for a steak dinners and get as many cuddles as they want.And when they die she has them cremated and buries their remains in a special plot in her garden.Nicola spends up to … [Read more...] about Mansfield carer’s bid to give ‘bucket list’ send off to dying dogs will melt your heart
If you like that, try this: Steam train fans will love the old Dromad train station in Cavan where the Cavan and Leitrim Railway offers nostalgic tours (Sat, Sun and Mon), including a trip on a restored steam train (cavanandleitrim.com). 11. Kia Ora Mini FarmWhere: Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co Wexford. Why: A petting farm with a playground is always a winning formula for children. Kia Ora Mini Farm does it extra well, with go-karts, mini diggers, sandpits, crazy football (mini golf with a football), a fire engine and a maze to entertain. Close encounters with furry friends are a bonus, and there are exotic animals in residence, too. The warm welcome is another reason families love returning here. Details: kiaoraminifarm.ie; summer opening hours are 10am-5.30pm, at €7.50 per person. Picnics are welcome, too. If you like that, try this: The Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, Co Cork has an open farm near Mallow where you can visit over 100 donkeys and mules in a tranquil space … [Read more...] about The Irish family bucket list: 25 days out for every price point!
Peru's Miguel Trauco, right, fights for the ball with Scotland's Kenny McLean during a friendly in Lima, Peru. Picture: AP Photo/Martin Mejia Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean is set to play in the famous Azteca Stadium in Mexico during the early hours of Sunday morning. McLean is with Scotland for a summer tour, winning his fourth cap as Alex McLeish’s team were beaten 2-0 in Peru on Wednesday. Next up is another friendly against a team preparing for the World Cup, with Mexico ranked 15th in the world ahead of the tournament. “Is the Azteca on the bucket list? Of course, everybody’s been talking about it,” the Canaries new boy said, ahead of the game at the 87,523 capacity stadium (1am UK time). “We’ve heard about the numbers that are going to be there – it’s something everyone will want to be involved in and I’m no different to that. “It is an iconic stadium … [Read more...] about ‘Is the Azteca on the bucket list? Of course’ – Canaries midfielder preparing for big night in Mexico
I met my current boyfriend through a family friend a few years ago, and after a while we started seeing each other. As our romance developed, my friend seemed to distance himself from me specifically and I think he was unhappy for us. Anyway I really didn't care I didn't think anything of it. It's now five years later and they are still friends and me and my boyfriend are a great couple, or so I thought. I don't really get on with my boyfriend's brothers, so I always call ahead when I'm visiting to make sure he's home and I don't have to deal with them. Recently myself and my sister were in a supermarket close to his house so I decided to drop in, mainly because I had my sister with me as back up if his nasty brothers were there. We were ringing the doorbell for a while but there was no response, so we just assumed no one was home. Just as we went to leave the door swung open, but no one was standing there so I went inside. My boyfriend was standing in the sitting room acting … [Read more...] about Ask Brian: I found my boyfriend and his best friend sweaty and alone together