Time for a check in…

We have been staying in Goathland a beautiful village in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. We arrived here on Sunday 4 June and we leave on Sunday 11 June to go visit friends for a few days. Unfortunately, we started our week in the Yorkshire Moors with a car crash. Luckily I was the onlyContinue reading “Time for a check in…”

Newly diagnosed and stages….

I was reading a post on Facebook regarding a woman whose husband had just been diagnosed with PD at age 61. I was interested to read that he was assessed by a Neurologist as being at ‘stage 2’. I wonder what that even means? What value does labelling stages have? Is this helpful I wonder?Continue reading “Newly diagnosed and stages….”

Building relationships….

This trip to the UK has been a wonderful experience. We have had special, memorable moments as a couple and with family. Since our last trip, there have been two children born into the family, who we were able to spend time with. Lovely to catch up with others family members too. My husband hasContinue reading “Building relationships….”

Someone asked me about my Parkinson’s today

After several weeks of our holiday, we have had a balance of time with family and time on our own. Currently we are staying at my sister-in-law’s farm and having a family weekend. It has been six years since we have all been together and two children have been born into the family since weContinue reading “Someone asked me about my Parkinson’s today”

On the train again…

Farewell to the Scottish Highlands as we sit on the train to Glasgow from Fort William. From there we catch a train to Edinburgh and another change or two before we get back to the farm in Leicester. The weather in Scotland the last few days has been amazing, blue skies with not a cloudContinue reading “On the train again…”

Keep on trying… Don’t give up!

I was reading a post on the Facebook page for people with Parkinson’s. They were talking about how those of us with Parkies sometimes give up things we enjoy due to our condition. Perhaps sometimes I wonder if it is fear of failure or losing face in front of others? She went on to talkContinue reading “Keep on trying… Don’t give up!”

Safety and Security

I was reading a post on the Parkinson’s Facebook page that I follow, and it had some thoughts that are worth sharing. The post was relaying an incident that happened to an elderly person in their neighbourhood that had a fall and activated their medical alarm. This was unrelated to Parkinson’s by the way. TheContinue reading “Safety and Security”

The importance of Social Support systems…. and identity

I was reading a Blog from another person with Parkinson’s ‘A soft voice in a noisy world’ and he made this comment, which resonates with me. “If you choose to isolate yourself and avoid the camaraderie of others, you are missing a vital component of your support team.” This is so true and I oftenContinue reading “The importance of Social Support systems…. and identity”

Be proud of yourself

Flicking through Facebook Reels and I found this clip. This kid is amazing and I totally agree with what he says. This spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you all. All too often in this journey we might be tempted to focus on the things that are too hard. The thingsContinue reading “Be proud of yourself”

Parkies, Positivity and Purpose…

I was out with my husband today having a coffee in a local cafe. We were talking about a new project that I am working on. He turned to me and said, ‘You know, since you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s you seem to have more positivity and purpose in life.’ I had to agree heContinue reading “Parkies, Positivity and Purpose…”