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

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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?

Wishing You A Happy Year


“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows this site. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.

Portrait: Ricky Martin


Day 1. My friend, artist, Tina Hannay suggested I go bigger! So, this time the head pretty much fills the A3 sheet. Here’s my first effort. Come back each day and check my progress. I am hoping that each portrait will show some improvement! My first observation is that they eyes are not quite the … Continue reading Portrait: Ricky Martin

Multi-Purpose Room


    I have long wanted to make a space, at home, for art and crafting.  It is nice to reflect over achievements and this morning I am enjoying having progressed one of my goals.  We are fortunate to have large sized bedrooms and our guestroom is where I have my writing desk.     … Continue reading Multi-Purpose Room

Dean’s Weekend Stimulator


Good morning from a wet Friday in England. We have ten days of stormy weather arriving today! Still, the rain keeps these islands green and lush. What are your plans for the weekend? Try my 10 point plan this weekend and let me know how you get on. 1) Chat with at least one person, … Continue reading Dean’s Weekend Stimulator