Category: Bilbo’s Journey

Bilbo’s Journey is about our journey and how we are dealing with having a child with cancer.


In October 2018 it was with the heaviest of hearts, we shared the news our amazing gorgeous Bilbo, had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) aged 5 years old.


We were overwhelmed with love and kindness from across our friendship groups, our family and complete strangers. Bilbo started his joint care under the amazing team on the Kamran ward at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford and Milton Keynes General. In March 2021 we made the life changing decision to move to Devon. The wonderful team at Royal Devon & Exeter will take care of Bilbo through his last year of treatment.


Godbers Travel was a travel blog, a living breathing online memory book for our boys. And seemed like a natural place to update our family, friends and well wishers across the world. We see this as an unexpected journey we need to complete before our normal travel can resume.


I hope you will find our posts honest and frank as we try to give you insight into what life is like for a family and child with cancer.

A selection of our tops posts:

* Ways You Can Support a Family Fighting Cancer

* Starting a new journey…

* Day 5: Learning to be a parent who’s child has cancer

* Help Bilbo Raise Funds for Cancer #Donate4Bilbo

* 30 days of cancer…

* Day 38: Things I hate about cancer

* Day 365: A Year of Cancer

* Day 481: Maintenance Cycles

* Day 617: The Halfway Point

*Day 833: Dare to Dream Our Move to Devon


Day 1072: October The Month Where It All Began

Today is Bilbo’s birthday, every extra year we have with him is a gift we never take for granted. October is also the month where it all began.

Bilbo and Harrison 1

Day 1024: Another Two Months Ticked Off and Covid

Day 1024: Another Two Months Ticked Off and Covid. 64 days ago when I asked for help. We were drowning. I was drowning. I am pleased to be able to share it no longer feels like that, despite Covid.

cancer wall 8

Day 929: Cancer Wall Again

Bilbo has been on treatment for 929 days that is a 3rd of his life and we still have 306 days to go. Bilbo is really struggling, we are all struggling. We have hit the cancer wall again.


Day 883: 500k steps from Milton Keynes to Devon

On the 1st March, we did it! We drove the 216 miles from Milton Keynes to Brixham, Devon. And now we can officially call this home.

Last visit to Kamran Ward 6

Day 825: Cruel Cancer Side Effects

I’ve finally sat and written this post because the whole point of this blog was to help me. To share our story when I couldn’t face repeating it over and over. I owe it to myself to let it all out.


Day 743: 126 Days of Silence

I haven’t written since we hit the half way point 126 days ago. The gaps between my posts have been increasing and so has the silence.


Day 590: 15 Weeks Of Isolation

We’ve been isolated now for 15 weeks and I wanted to document some of our Covid-19 experiences the good, the bad and what we’ve learned as a family.