Brrrrrr

What special kind of madness did I suffer from all those years I wonder? I’m on the first train out of Stitch City on my way to Big London with only a cuppa and a Danish between me and coma-like exhaustion. I used to do this at least twice a week! It’s frightening how quickly…

Survival in the City

To First Great Western’s 06.30 to London – blurgh! School term started yesterday for Elder (all OK) and mine starts today. Wow, getting up was ‘interesting’. So, to speed along the journey I thought I’d publish my train survival guide. Any suggestions to enhance the commute experience will be road(track?) tested and reported back on……

Tightrope

You know I try not to focus on about the challenges of having Parkinson’s but this week I had a session with the physio to assess how I’m getting on or going down depending on your frame of mind. Well, after a few comedy scenes involving exercise balls, wobble boards and me it got down…

We’re all in this together

Reach for the top. That’s what we are all told as we grow up. All those teenagers waiting for their exam results (not looking forward to that phase, oh no) are hoping for great grades, many wanting to go on to university and challenging careers. I did. I worked hard, went to a prestigious uni…

Treacle

Ranty Tuesday, folks. Stop here if you are feeling even vaguely Pollyanna-ish. You have been warned. So far ( and it’s not 8am yet) I’ve got up early for a train that has been cancelled, waited for a 2nd which was late making my connection split second, blown my poor red nose oh, a 190…

Out damn spot

Illness has descended – Little One is with the pox. I think. The doctor diagnosed CP yesterday but today anothr doctor (a friend) disagreed. Whatever, he’s hot and bothered and sad. Poor little chicken. I’m trying to combine nursing with work – LO has just gone for a nap so I have fired up the…

Peaks and troughs

Today has been like this quilt (from Quilters Newsletter Monthly) – up and down. Up and down. Must try to swing towards the peaks more often. Juggling is so much harder these days. You can decide whether I speak literally or figuratively. In other news – Scrabble for the iPhone rocks. Talk about sanity saver.

Tip #3

the latest in this short series…keep ’em out. Elder is off for the day with his friend (who I had yesterday) – the house is silent and I am working – marvellous. Little One had a nasty cough last night so I’m hoping he is OK at nursery. In other news my sewing swap piece…

Oh what a beautiful morning

Just look at that lovely sunrise. How can anyone be fed up when you’ve got that to look at? I just took this while sitting on the train to Cardiff for work. I like Cardiff. I like Wales actually despite all the rubbish English jokes about it. I’m also happy because my little parcel from…

A bag for life

I have a long commute. I mean long. Some days I like it – uninterrupted coffee, magazines, time to work, guilt-free knitting and sewing time. Some days I hate it – ungodly start time, not seeing my boys, delays, the tube, the price (just increased, owch). Today I’m ambivalent. So I thought I’d show you…