Parkinson’s & Me

This week is Parkinson's Awareness Week so I feel like I should write something about my experiences of the condition. The aspect of Parkinson's that strikes me first is the difficulty of typing with the tremor in my right hand. It is especially bad first thing in the morning, which is when I often write. …

Yule 2015 #7

This morning was glorious. The sun threw hues of gold and pink upon the cloud sketched canvas before him. It was a picture. I raced Holly up Windmill Hill. Eager to drink in the view from its top. Blue and green and light and bright rewarded my efforts. I had slept fitfully the night before. …

The wound

This morning I am sitting at the kitchen table keeping an eye on an unusually quiet dog. Yesterday afternoon, out walking with my wife, in the course of her usual mad chasing through the woods, Holly somehow managed to tear a gaping wound in her back left thigh. Jo, being resourceful and swift of mind, …

on walking #2

Earlier this month I went for a walk with my wife and our dog. We walked in Benthall Woods - a small woodland area on the edge of the Severn Gorge. The woods are peppered with the remains of limestone quarries worked in the 18th & 19th centuries. Paths snake through the trees, dropping sharply, rising …