A Troubling Night

I slept a little later, this morning, than of late. How are you sleeping? It wasn’t restful. A friend has been unwell enough to need to call an ambulance and go to hospital for checks. I’m frought with worry and I’ve had to recognise that, on the back of the recent loss of my mum,…

Hide Your Nuts!

Well, that was not a good night of sleep. Insomnia knocked at my door, overnight, and I seem to have let it in. This time, I can account for it. This was my own fault, for I went to bed earlier than usual and forgot to take my last dose of medications; including those which…

Since 5am

Good morning. Today is Sunday and we live another day on lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus. How are you spending your day, today? Here is a snapshot of what my world looks like when I live the first couple of hours of my day: I’ve just noticed fresh black paint on my blue book…

Morning Indulgence

This is how my Saturday, yesterday, started: It is fair to say that my day does not begin until I have coffee. It is also fair to say that insomnia has caused me to lose track of whether it is morning, afternoon or evening in recent months but, thankfully, my insomnia is diminishing. I have…

New Year On Lockdown

How is your new year going, so far? Here in the UK, we have been on lockdown. This has been the source of distress for many people and yet I find myself increasingly enjoying a simpler, more reclusive life. Don’t get me wrong, I hugely miss seeing family and friends and sharing fun times together,…

Flowers

I love flowers and in our cottage, we always have beautiful fresh cut flowers. Even if it is one tiny bunch bought from a garage or a couple of flowers from a garden shrub, flowers are part of life. Our home is filled with flowers and interesting houseplants. I thank friends and family who have…

S.O.S.

Something rather splendid has happened. Although it is far from perfect, I achieved the singing of a song which has operatic elements in it. The song; ‘SOS D’un Terrian en Detresse’ is a hugely challenging piece to sing, let alone for someone with Parkinson’s. I am personally delighted with the achievement of this song and…

Winter’s Magical Eve

A poem by Deano Parsons. Winter’s Magical Eve.Villages lit by twinkling lightsThe chill wind shocks with frosty bitesWindow displays of gifts and treesWhile garden ponds begin to freeze. Festive garlands and mistletoeThe moonlight shines upon the snowPeople gather around log firesIcicles hang from cold church spires. Christmas Eve comes but once per yearA time to…

The Bottom Line

One of the things that stops people with infirmity or disability from leaving their home is, you may be surprised to learn, seating!  Yes, I’m serious!  If you think about it, a lot of people with disability reach a point where going to the shops becomes too difficult.  People with disability, in the form of…

Wreath in a Grid

My dear friend, Tracy, sent me a beautiful wreath making kit, with glitzy-bits and peacock feathers, for my birthday a while back. I decided to make the wreath and turn it into our Christmas wreath. Rather than go foraging for bits of plants to drape from the wreath, I had some extra pine cones and…