Just Frances is a silly and pointless website maintained by me, Frances Ryan,

Who am I?

I am a quirky runner, writer, thinker, drinker, and researcher. I am also a daughter, sister, aunty, friend, and widow. But mostly, I am just Frances.

What do I write about?

I write about my personal experiences with polycystic kidney disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, running, life as a young(ish) widow (spoiler alert: it goes on), my life as an academic, and all sorts of other rubbish. You can view the full list of primary topics here.

I want this to be a place where others feel like part of the fun, so please feel free to comment or to ask questions on posts. You can also contact me if you want to ask questions or comment privately.

Meet Frances: A brief bio about my life. For the real nitty-gritty stuff, just delve into the archives of Just Frances!

Frequently Asked Questions: Well, the ones I want to answer at least.

Copyright: I own this content and there are rules if you want to use it.

The Small Print: Learn more about the privacy, terms, and conditions of this site.

Contact: Messages to me require a name and email address and are spam filtered. I try to respond to messages within 48 hours.

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