Archive for September 2011

Briony Cooke

I’m OK, Thanks.

26 September 2011 by Briony Cooke

Receiving a diagnosis of a long-term illness such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be dramatic, but telling people may be just as hard. I was reminded of this dilemma by a recently diagnosed friend who was worrying about whom to tell or whether to keep it entirely to himself. Until this recent conversation I had […]

Chris Boughton

Educating Chris

23 September 2011 by Chris Boughton

I am very pleased to report that my first week as a mature student, studying for BA (Hons) in History and Sociology at our local college, went extremely well. In fact I could not have hoped for much better given that I am over 7 years post Parkinsons disease (PD) diagnosis. Monday was the first […]

Meg Pinfield

Facing the Future

14 September 2011 by Meg Pinfield

This time last year we were living in a spacious single storey house, surrounded by gardens which Ivan had planned and nurtured. It was situated in a friendly, coastal village where he was known and loved, and we had lived happily there for years. When I announced we were going to move away, people thought […]

Chris Boughton

Back to School

9 September 2011 by Chris Boughton

After much deliberation I have decided to go back to school. I left school at 15 with no qualifications to take a 5 year apprenticeship in engineering and although I went to college part time for the next 7 years I never did a degree course. My career then took off in my early 20s […]

Briony Cooke

The Big Outdoors

7 September 2011 by Briony Cooke

The big event of this summer for me was our trip to the USA to see my brother and his family; a long-awaited reunion. My travelling companions were my two sons and daughter-in-law who carried my bags and helped me through the airport security checks. During the fortnight, we travelled around 2000 miles through five […]

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