Apple Blossom

Someone asked me the other day, why such a pretty cover for such a sorry story?The image of apple blossom was on the ceiling of the cancer treatment room, and I lay underneath it for fifteen days, praying I would be happy and healthy again. The sight of the blossom gave me strength and even … More Apple Blossom


In 2014 Freya Pickard was diagnosed with bowel cancer.  Insides is her inner journey, charting her progress through colostomy, removal of the tumour and chemotherapy.  Dealing with the dark matter of cancer and facing death three times in six months, this collection is a positive affirmation of hope and life.  To tell the tale of … More Insides