Being available and being mindful of boundaries

I started this Blog soon after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s on 15/12/2020. It had been a difficult year with lockdown, a personal tragedy and then the diagnosis. I needed to process what was happening to me and also wanted to try to help others through sharing my experiences along the way. My thoughts andContinue reading “Being available and being mindful of boundaries”

What would I tell my newly diagnosed self…

I am a member of a Parkinson’s Facebook group and find it very helpful hearing from others with this condition. It is a very positive group and they have themes on it like ‘Talent Tuesday’ where you are encouraged to share a skill or talent you have. Other days have other themes, but always youContinue reading “What would I tell my newly diagnosed self…”

Don’t wait to gift things ….

This weekend we have had our beautiful three grand-daughters for the night on Friday night so their parents could go out to a Xmas do. Recently, we have usually had them stay with us for two nights, but the big girls (13) were going to ‘Armageddon’ a sort of Comic-con event. It is popular withContinue reading “Don’t wait to gift things ….”

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…”

Parkies is a part of me

I have spoken before about how open I have been about my diagnosis, since almost the moment I was diagnosed. I find that I refer to it quite often in my interactions with people, in part so they can hopefully understand that I have – or may have – additional needs compared to ‘Non Parkies’Continue reading “Parkies is a part of me”