Archive for February 2012

Meg Pinfield

My Funny Valentine

23 February 2012 by Meg Pinfield

Ivan has not been able to do his own shopping for some years now. Parkinson’s disease (PD) has left him with limited mobility and clawed hands so he cannot get to the shops, nor handle cash or cards, without help. Adaptable as ever, he simply asks for such help when he needs it. The other […]

Briony Cooke

Friends for Life

21 February 2012 by Briony Cooke

It was a shock being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the young age of 47. In those early days, I was anxious to know what to expect and I spent hours scouring the Internet for symptoms and treatments. It was full of bewildering terms I did not understand like dyskinesia and others I dreaded […]

Chris Boughton

The Carpathian Sheepdog

16 February 2012 by Chris Boughton

Until last week we had enjoyed one of the mildest winters on record where we live in the eastern part of the UK. However, around 10 days ago that all changed with the arrival of snow and below freezing air temperatures. We only had about 4 inches of snow but with the temperature rarely getting […]

Chris Boughton

We are the Champions

9 February 2012 by Chris Boughton

As regular followers of my blog will know, I take part in a pub quiz most Tuesday evenings with my wife and some friends. The maximum number of people per team is six and we usually have between four and six of us. Obviously the odds on winning are significantly better if there are six of […]

Chris Boughton

Nobody said it would be Easy

1 February 2012 by Chris Boughton

My college break following the completion of the first semester of the first year of my degree course in English and History is drawing to a close and I return for lessons next week. My assignments and essays are all up-to-date and the preparatory reading for the fiction module, new for this semester, has also […]

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