About this blog

Just Frances is a silly and pointless website maintained by me, Frances Ryan. It is a personal blog chronicling various aspects of my life since 2009 and no real rules dictate what I post or when I post. However, I do tend to stick to a range of common themes (see below).

Content posted on Just Frances is for entertainment or informational purposes. It is not intended to act as medical, legal, or professional advice. (Read the “small print” for details.)

Just Frances is not a commercial venture. There are no ads and there is no paid content. I pay the costs of hosting from my own pocket and am happy to do so. Importantly, there is no cost to you to access this content, nor will there ever be.

Who is Frances?

In general, I am a quirky runner, writer, thinker, drinker, and researcher. I am also a daughter, sister, aunty, friend, and widow. And an immigrant. And so many other things. But mostly, I am just Frances. (Pronouns: She/Her)

You can learn more about Just Frances “as a person” on my bio page.

What do I write about?

I write about my personal experiences with polycystic kidney disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenic 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 require a name and email address and are spam filtered. I try to respond to messages within 48 hours, although I make no guarantees (life gets busy; you understand).

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