Archive for March 2013

Chris Boughton

Frosty Winds Made Moan

28 March 2013 by Chris Boughton

We are experiencing a particularly long winter in the UK this year. It started to get fairly cold in early October and here we are at the end of March with snow and below freezing temperatures during the day let alone the night time; added to that the easterly winds of 20mph are delivering a […]

Meg Pinfield

That Wretched Safety Mat!

25 March 2013 by Meg Pinfield

Here’s the problem: Ivan has Parkinson’s disease (PD) and he is 93 years old, so his risk of falling is great.  We have already been warned by the Parkinson’s nurse that any fall would likely compromise his long term health.  Of course, this is true for all elderly people, but most of them seem to understand this […]

Chris Boughton

Getting on my Bike

19 March 2013 by Chris Boughton

I have just returned from a long weekend away with my wife, my sons, their partners and my grandson.  The seven of us spent four days together at a holiday centre, staying in a lodge, in a pine forest.  The last time I holidayed with both my sons was twenty one years ago in Florida […]

Briony Cooke

Looking Back

11 March 2013 by Briony Cooke

I have been short-sighted since the age of ten when I got my first pair of regulation spectacles with pink plastic frames. At seventeen, I moved on to heavy- rimmed Nana Mouskouri-style specs and hid behind them and my curtain of long hair. I hated wearing specs and used them only at school. Outside, my […]

Chris Boughton

It’s only a Number!

7 March 2013 by Chris Boughton

It is my 60th birthday this week and I like it not; in fact I do not like it one bit.  When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), at 51, I would have gladly taken the guarantee of another 9 more years of life expectancy.  Now that I have reached my 60th birthday I should be […]

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