Canvas

Back from 8 nights’ camping in North Devon with the children and Lovely Man and his son. Two tents, five pillows, three bodyboards, umpteen tent pegs. All crammed inside the car, speeding down the M5, eeking out Haribo. How to start a holiday… Here’s my take on it…. Capacity Your knee is in my back….

Steps

So, I am now seven weeks post op and the cast is finally off…it came off just over a week ago and it has been a mixed blessing really. It is way more comfortable to sleep at night now…I just lose my eyes and off I drift. This is luxury in the extreme and I…

Tangled

So, since my last post I have had my first proper operation, a full foot reconstruction.  Oh you know I don’t do things by halves! I had the operation on 24 May and today is the first time I have felt like picking  up keyboard and writing about it. To say it has been hard would…

Gaga

so, I’m back. It’s been a while…I seem to say tha a lot don’t I? I have moved house now so I am slowly getting settled into the new place. Lots of painting and DIY opportunities. I will take you round the projects at some point soon. Honest. But today I wanted to share a…

Knowledge 2

So it’s taken me a while (but what’s new) but here is my second instalment of my diagnosis story. First instalment can be found here. So there I was, holding down a high powered job, crossing the globe advising multinationals at board level about their tax governance etc etc,  looking after two small boys, trying…

Awareness

It’s world Parkinson’s day…welcome to my world…. There is an inevitable dichotomy between telling the truth and avoiding sympathy If I explain just how I spent My day… Just where the hours went You’d see, perhaps, the toll now taken By Parkinson’s But you’d be mistaken If you thought I had a choice. An alternative,…

Knowledge 1

Discovery is an interesting concept. A tiny piece of knowledge, of information and your life can change beyond recognition. I woke up this morning and I looked on YouTube and read a video blog of somebody’s diagnosis of Parkinsons. Incredibly ,they got the diagnosis from standing start to full knowledge in less than 24 hours…

Together

It is fair to say that a binary style is a more Familia system to me. I have not lived alone in years… I mean decades. And the biggest challenge I find is coordination. Not only my physical actions (let’s face it, with Parkinson that was always going to be an issue!). No, I mean…

Grab

ive been absent for a while, not in spirit but in keyboard dexterity. I e been so busy that all my energy has been used up by the end of the day so I can’t even tap a quick post out. But, I have done SO SO SO much….just listen… opened my art space for…

Lucky number

So, as I said last time, I’ve started a new arts space here in stitchopolis. It’s my new baby and I’m loving it. I’ve come to realize That the genesis of this venture is a massive step for me. For Once instead of saying ‘one day I will do that’ I’ve just got up and…