Preventing the Unnecessary


     Today my, largely, hidden disability became more visible.  Railings have been installed along the path from our driveway, to our front door.  This is to cater for my difficulty with walking which, on the worst days, can be challenging.  I generally manage well using my walking stick and, on the best of days, … Continue reading Preventing the Unnecessary

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A Touch of Frost


“But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze.” ― Victoria Logue.        May can be a tricky month, here in Suffolk, for growing.  Back in London, April was the month in which frost might make an unexpected guest appearance and damage anything that had been planted … Continue reading A Touch of Frost

Off the Rails?


“People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,’ [my mom] said quietly.” ― Jennifer Starzec.      This weekend has involved thinking about the bad days.  Parkinson’s has a habit of giving … Continue reading Off the Rails?

Keys to the Future


“I wish the Government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.” – Edith Sitwell.      Right now, I may well be classed as one of the incompetent, where pianos are concerned.  I am at the beginning of a new journey with piano playing, at the age of forty-eight.  I have a new … Continue reading Keys to the Future

The Final Frontier


“My studio has a personality of its own. It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other or, at times, the very model of simplicity.” – Harley Brown.      No doubt, at this time of lock-down due to Coronavirus, many people are finding that the things they have planned this year, … Continue reading The Final Frontier

Mirror Mirror


“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” –Kobe Bryant.      Having the time to think, rather than trying to create time to think, has been a benefit, and sometimes a curse, gifted to us by this lock-down experience.  Coronavirus has brought much of normal … Continue reading Mirror Mirror