Tag Archives: Dogs

Creating a Distraction

     It’s fair to say that I am in the midst of a particularly bad flare up of Parkinson’s symptoms.  I’ve spent the majority of the last three days in bed; the cocoon of my duvet and the unrequited promise of sleep.  At times, I thought this hostile flare up might never come to an end.  Thankfully, today it

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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 but here, on the Suffolk

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Coping with Uncertainty

“Everything can change in a heartbeat; it can slip away in an instant. Everything you trust, and treasure, whatever brings you comfort, comes at a terrible cost. Health is temporary; money disappears. Safety is nothing big an illusion.  So when the moment comes, and everything you depend upon changes, or perhaps someone you love disappears, or no longer loves you,

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Decide Upon Your Future Memories

“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski.      A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died!  This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no

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