A Nanna baking day!

Well, today I felt like doing something useful with my time, as I still have a very sore leg if I walk about too much. I decided to do some baking while my husband went for a nice long walk. Lucky bugger! So, this Nanna got out her Nanna’s recipes for shortbread and marshmallow cake.Continue reading “A Nanna baking day!”

Kia Kaha – stay strong

Kia kaha is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong. As I write my Blog and put my thoughts and feelings down, I hope as always that those that follow me find some benefit in identifying with my journey. When I receive feedback from readers saying how much they appreciateContinue reading “Kia Kaha – stay strong”

I am grateful…

A Parkinson’s Facebook Page that I am on asked the question ‘what are you grateful for?’ One thing I love about that page is the sense of community and positivity that it gives us all. Sometimes, while we are working our way through life with a degenerative condition, it is all too easy to focusContinue reading “I am grateful…”

Finding my tribe…

I often say that there is nothing like a shared experience to bring people together. I know when I was a very young first time Mum – at age 20 – that getting together with other Mums and sharing our experiences and things that worked for us, was really useful. You knew that others wereContinue reading “Finding my tribe…”

I’ve recovered my equilibrium… (big word for a Sunday!)

Well, the last post I did I was a bit of a Negative Nelly. Sorry to all you Nellies out there! Or rather a Sad Sack Sue! Sometimes it just takes having a bit of an offload to actually start to feel a bit better about life. Sure, Parkies is not the hand I wouldContinue reading “I’ve recovered my equilibrium… (big word for a Sunday!)”

If I had a time machine…

Or, If I had a crystal ball…. It’s hard sometimes to find a title for my posts. Often there is a mad jumble of thoughts and emotions when I sit down to write and to make sense of it can be a challenge. I had my grandchildren for the weekend, and we have had aContinue reading “If I had a time machine…”

One Woman’s treasures….

There is an old saying, ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ and so it goes for women too! In the weekend we moved some furniture around in our lounge and one of them was a rimu display cabinet in which I have displayed some of the treasures I have gathered over the years. AsContinue reading “One Woman’s treasures….”

Quality time and memories

This weekend was one of the rare weekends when my husband and I have the whole three day weekend together. With him doing shift work, it doesn’t happen that often, so we decided to go into the city and stay the night and go out for dinner. Living a bit further out of town theseContinue reading “Quality time and memories”

Valentines Day…

romance in the air?? So today is 14 February, Valentines Day. A day when – if we have them – some of us might make romantic gestures towards our partners. Or perhaps a secret admirer will emerge to sweep us off our feet with sweet roses and sweet nothings? But what is romance really? IsContinue reading “Valentines Day…”

Travels and making memories

I was reading another Blogger’s post today about her and her husband’s trip to Hawaii recently. She shares the same attitude that I do, that now is the time to be making trips away and doing activities that may not be possible in the future at some point. Some may say that focussing on aContinue reading “Travels and making memories”