A ‘Can Do’ Attitude.

The reactions of people in my life, to news of my diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, has been that of great support.  I am indeed lucky to find such kindness offered to me at a time of some reasonable trepidation.  It never really occurred to me, though, how difficult it may be for people to know…

Charity Fund Raising

I’m delighted to announce that I have achieved a £500 landmark of charity fund-raising for a UK based charity called ‘Fibromyalgia Action UK’.  I would like to thank everyone who donated and helped me achieve this wonderful outcome. The money raised will be used to fund Volunteers and support services for those affected by this…

The First Day

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I feel clear for the first time in years.  It’s been 15-20 years of going to my numerous Doctors over that time and being sent from hospital to hospital, specialist to specialist and subjected to an endless and repetitive stream of blood tests, physical examinations,…

Creating Your Safe Haven

I frequently Blog about how important our garden is as a ‘sanctuary’ for me.  No matter what season or time of year, there is always something of interest to observe, even in a small cottage garden as ours is.  I am a great believer that connecting with nature is incredibly important, and helpful, for overall well-being;…

It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day…

It is always lovely when people ask me about my work.  I am often asked about where I work, about the sort of work that I do and about my profession.  I thought it might be nice to share with my readers, something of what is a typical day for me, before I even get…

Down Time

I made a rather rough sketch of myself on a day when I needed to find comfort and rest from the chronic pain that I suffer.  Sketching, and other forms of art, can be a therapeutic way to express oneself and to process how it feels to experience difficulties that are caused by illness.  I am currently…

Bah Humbug!

In the depth of a dark evening in my beautiful village, about ten days before Christmas, we pulled up to meet some of our family for a festive meal at our wonderful village café; open on two evenings per week for dinners.  I’m not talking ‘greasy spoon’ café, by the way.  G&T’s Café & Kitchen is…