How does one go about telling the world who they are? Well, I am not sure but naturally, I’ll give it a go.

I am known as the following names

Amanda-Jayne Bailey





Bailey Boop

Lady Bug




Mandy (not a great preference of mine though)

I live in a gorgeous little town in the Adelaide Hills with my Fiancee husband Sam. He was my rock through out this and has been for the almost ten years we have been together. I am from a large family, have an amazing network of friends (old and new) and love to have a wee drink of bubbles/gluten free beer from time to time. I was very clever almost 22Β 24 years ago by giving birth to an amazing daughter who is not only funny and interesting but is her own person. I love that she comes out with so many dreams and ideas and does love to throw the odd curve ball but I’m always there to catch it. And talk…. oh man she can talk hehe.

Many people describe me as strong and determined and yes, I get on a mission once in a while. When I find a project that really interests me or I feel drawn to, off I go getting things done. The other side of me is so very lovingly lazy. I adore a long lie in bed, lazy days in the sunshine, drinking bubbles, watching the world go by. I think Lazy Bailey overrides Mission Bailey most of the time but Mission Bailey is coming out full force, superhero cape and all. I might forgo the lycra jumpsuit for the time being.

This is probably a page I’ll add to over time but my two missions are these:

1. Beat this bitch called Cancer TICK – Mission Complete. Went into Remission and currently in the progress of having a reconstructive breast built πŸ™‚

2. Marry my man by the magic tree in Kuitpo Forest TICK – Mission Complete – oh, except for the tree in Kuitpo, we married in our very own back garden πŸ™‚

I started this blog to help me get through the Unscheduled Journey being Breast Cancer. I will be honest and say that yes, it helped me a lot and I thank each and every one of you for being right there the whole time. I have met so many wonderful people through this blog and many I can now call my friends.

I am one of the lucky ones to have gone into remission with cancer. There are too many that haven’t been so lucky. If you see a tin, a flyer or have that phone call requesting donations for cancer research, please consider a coin or two. It doesn’t have to be breast cancer, it can be any cancer, they all suck and together I hope we can eliminate them from our lives.


xx Amanda-Jayne Wilkinson

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Leanne Godfrey

    Hi Amanda, I cannot say that I can fully understand what you are going through but my mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December and is now going through round 2 of chemo therapy – I have seen the process for her and have tried to be a support for her as best as I can. I just want to say that I am here for you as well if you ever need anyone to talk to. I know that you have many friends and a family network who I am sure will be there to support you as required but there is no harm in having one extra person in that network pool. My thoughts are with you and I will thinking of you during your journey. I had a tear in my eyes when I read mission 2 – I am positive this will be fulfilled and the sun will shine through that tree canopy placing a beautiful glow over both of you. Cheers for now. Leanne Godfrey xxxxxxxxx


  2. Leanne, thank you so much for taking the time during your terrible time to provide me with words of comfort and hope and support. I am so sorry to hear your mum is going through this and I hope she flexes her muscles and gets through this. What a shit of a time hey? Yes, I have a great network but thankfully I am huge, I can keep taking more and more people in, those with encouraging words and support. I plan on getting through this and know there will be trying times but I will focus on my tree and my life as the next Mrs Wilkinson. Hopefully, I can also find the strength to be patient and work out how to put my tree into this blog as my inspiration photo. πŸ™‚ Thanks again Leanne and a fighting thought for your mum xx


  3. Leanne Godfrey

    Hi – you are most welcome. It is also a sad time for me as I had to put Rosie down on 26/03 – I don’t want to make your day any worse but thought you would like to know (being a dog person). Cheers for now. xxxxxx


  4. Kirsty

    Hi Amanda! Thanks for following me. I’ve seen Cancer upfront, I lost my Nanna to it almost 7 years ago. I was 18 and even then I didn’t fully understand the extreme of it. I really hope you beat this bitch!! xx


    1. Thanks Kirsty for following me too and yes, I do plan on beating this bitch. No cancer is going to take away my life and I am here to fight and win πŸ™‚ Sorry you lost your Nanna to this horrible disease xx


    1. Thank you so very much. That means a lot to know that someone enjoys reading about my journey. I look forward to popping over to your blog soon for a read πŸ™‚ Tonight though, I will take my hungover self out of this house for a great get together with the best neighbours anyone could ask for πŸ™‚


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