Fishy Business

I’ve been tackling a problem, of late, which has impacted upon my capacity to write. Lack of sleep. In fact, beyond that, sleep disturbance in the form of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder. This is a symptom that I have as part of being a person with Parkinson’s Disease. It’s been incredibly diruptive…

The Grander Scheme

I’m up and about at 6am; coffee in hand and enjoying the peacefulness of the early morning. Regular readers will have seen me post, before, about how I enjoy the early morning as a time for reflection. This is also a time in which, as a person with Parkinson’s Disease, I gently ease my body…

The Stresses of Life

I feel a little nervous, this morning. I have my first French language tutorial, online, at 11am today. I am studying French through an online course provider and I’ve been surprised by how much French is still very current in my mind; despite my last formal training being back in my high school days. I…

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…

The Lifeline Paradox

“They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol. I am at my desk, as the clock fast approaches midnight, thinking about change.  Change is everywhere and it is somehow everything.  Ironically, change is a constant.  That is a fact that does not change.  No matter what is happening in…