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Angela Brightwell

Writer, scriptwriter & blogger

Angela Brightwell is a writer, scriptwriter & blogger.

Angela writes regularly at her blog, Funny Matters, where she explores her belief that there’s not a situation in life where humour isn’t essential for survival.

She is currently working on a book about losing her mother to terminal cancer in 2012.

To read more from Angela Brightwell, visit: www.funnymatters.co.uk.

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The I.V.F Dilemma

In the last 18 months, consultants have stopped talking to me encouragingly about 'the next pregnancy' and 'miscarriage prevention' but instead have switched to talking to me sympathetically about 'sub-fertility', 'low ovarian reserves' and 'recommendations for IVF treatment'.
02/08/2016 13:52 BST

An Open Apology to My Friends With Babies

We'll play this weird charade - you playing it down for my benefit, and me over-enthusing for yours. When you pop into the kitchen to grab the pump, you won't notice me furiously blinking up at the ceiling, or the marks on my arm from trying to pinch it all back.
10/03/2016 16:33 GMT

David Bowie: Keeping Schtum About Cancer

I <em>was</em> upset. It was the headline: 'David Bowie dead at 69 after secret 18-month battle with cancer'. Because for me it was far too close to home. All I could think of was my Mum, I couldn't help it. The facts were identical.
20/01/2016 18:29 GMT