What makes a good marriage and what is romance?

Looking at Facebook today, I saw a post that said simply ‘What makes a good marriage?’ and encouraged people to comment. As we get older and have more experience with relationships and with marriage, we can change our thinking on these things. Having been married a total of three times, I think I have learnedContinue reading “What makes a good marriage and what is romance?”

There’s always someone worse off…

Now there’s a statement! I was reading a post on a new Parkinson’s Facebook page that I have just joined and it struck a chord with me. Both personally and professionally. Here is what they had to say “I’ve heard that no matter what you’re going through, someone has it worse. I don’t like thatContinue reading “There’s always someone worse off…”


I have just finished watching a presentation from Brene Brown, a researcher who gives some amazing talks about various topics which relate well to the work that I do as a Social Worker. Not surprising as she has a strong background in Social Work herself. She talks a lot in the talk about ‘vulnerability’ andContinue reading “Vulnerability”

Life is about learning… Learning for life!

At each age and stage, we learn new things. As we grow through the stages of life we learn as an individual how we do life. When my daughter had her beautiful twin girls – my first grandchildren – just as she had to learn to be a mother, I had to learn how toContinue reading “Life is about learning… Learning for life!”

Painting and planting project…

This has been my project over the weekend. With my trusty spray gun, I have finally finished painting my fence. At times the paint would run and at times for some reason the paint came out faster than it should. I had to try to cover up some of the runs in the paint. So,Continue reading “Painting and planting project…”

Teenagers and family ties…

When I was growing up, I was my parent’s youngest child and only daughter. I freely admit that I was a handful in my teenage years. In turn I had a daughter – who I love dearly – but who was an example of ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ ie. we hadContinue reading “Teenagers and family ties…”

Don’t treat me different

If there is one thing I would say is important to me is how people see me and how they treat me. We are in Australia at the moment visiting my oldest brother and my sister in law and her family. We have always got on well and part of that is giving each otherContinue reading “Don’t treat me different”

Anniversaries are always hard

Today is an anniversary for me and for my family. Two years ago today we lost my son Adam aged just 38 years of age. He had an undiagnosed heart condition and passed in his sleep. It was a huge shock to us all. Today we think of him and the many memories we shareContinue reading “Anniversaries are always hard”

Mum and Dad…

Writing my Blog tonight and then sitting in my spa pool listening to music with a glass of red wine. Trying to de-stress and lift my low mood. Then I got to thinking about my Mum and Dad, who both also had Parkinson’s. I have encouraged my children to read my Blog, so that theyContinue reading “Mum and Dad…”

Sometimes I cry…

Sometimes for no apparent reason I cry. I put a brave face on most of the time and can almost ignore the fact that I have Parkinson’s. I go about my daily business, doing my job, living my life and feeling pretty normal. Then out of the blue, it’s like something snaps me back toContinue reading “Sometimes I cry…”