This really interests me because of my mediçal history. Via the Ñewcastĺe (Aus) Parkinsons Assn Newsletter: Published In Medical News Today onTuesday 13 August 2019 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Isabel Godfrey) Researchers already knew that men and postmenopausal women have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than premenopausal women. Now, a recentContinue reading “Parkinsons and Oestroģen – News”
._. Ihave accidentally. downloaded. a keyboard cha t lume Nyhanliving into- text- Not working is it. will give tgat a niss even if lafely I keep mssing the correct letters on the keyboard as ooposed to stuttering.?more later… Well that was embarrassing. What it says above is that I tried a new keyboard _ byContinue reading “toHand writing”
Well done to Vision Australia for getting changes made to mobility vehicles (like Norm’s) so that we vision-impaired can hear them coming. Acually, Norm’s makes a whining-whoosing sound (not quite breaking the siund barrier) but anything louder will drive me nuts as he whizzes past. Mý regular drivers have quickly learned not to ask “AnythingContinue reading “IT It is Real Cars I Dont See Coming”
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica They have started calling her by the new version, Boudica but to me she has always been Bodacea. Warrior Queen in Ancient Britain. That is the Wikipedia link to her story. It describes her as: …It is agreed that Boudica was of royaldescent. Cassius Dio describes her as tall, with tawny hair hanging downContinue reading “Still in Warrior Princess Mode – Update”
Ros and Eunice going past our 90 year-old neighbours Norm and John!
Oops, that sounds a bit too religious, bbut bless you all from whateveer you believe in, neaning may good thinngs happen to you and yours- all 85+ of you.xxx Firstly, I am not going to correct my Parkinsons jitters this time as it makes everything take three tiimes as long. Hope that is ok asContinue reading “Morning To ‘My Followers’!”
You know what I am talking about! I go before I go In case I need to go when I am going where I am going I dont want to be going before I get there. And that look of concentration on my face whilè sitting waiting contemplating anywhere is me in focus in myContinue reading “For My Parkies Pals”
Nobody messes with this mother. Letter to village management : Dear ****, today the unsociable and dictatorial behaviour of John **** came to a head when he caused a confrontation in the driveway to the garages by unit 25, ***** Village, in front of my carer, who was attempting to drop me, my walker, andContinue reading “Village Life – A Stiff Letter”
https://www.kidspot.com.au/health/family-health/real-life/why-you-should-never-buy-peanut-butter-in-plastic-jars/news-story/ea64a36ddb6d3a80d8e7d423ef226f96 Oops, just finished mine in plastic pot
How lovely must it be to have a Daddy who is a magician! Daisy and Willow could tell you. I came across these photos taken years ago when I first met my magic young friend, Tristan the Twiister, or Tristan Stothard. He was entertaining at The Lockeeper during lunch, blowing and twisting bright balloons intoContinue reading “Balloons and Tristan the Twister”
From Facebook. Had to share.
I look like a chimpanzee! Not much left to go wrong any more. Had another filling this afternoon and my original dentist confirmed that the faceache is coming from what they call ‘dry socket’ from my tooth extraction. It should start easing off in the next few days. How do professional boxers live with allContinue reading “Smile For the Camera”
It keeps popping up on Facebook and Youtube and is a lot of healthy fun! Im starting to pick up the routine but my back will never cope. Have a go though! Here is some more about it https://10daily.com.au/news/tech/a190703jvkxg/what-is-the-git-up-challenge-taking-over-tiktok-right-now-20190703. Go to the second video down, then the Austin Police Dapt one. It is such aContinue reading “Viral Dance Craze – Git Up Challenge”
Weve just got a new movie channel called SBS World movies, and it is wonderful! I was a little disappointed at first as every time I switched on the movies were about dirt and poverty, situations I cannot change for the world, so I stopped watching, but last night a visually beautiful movie called ‘ThisContinue reading “Some Things Are Worth Stopping For”
It has been a very painful week especially with all the dental problems which seem to to set off the nerves in my gums etc. Today I had another xray and wednesday I go back to my usual dentist for fillings or extractions. Everything else went wrong too but life cant always be perfect. IveContinue reading “Rough Week”
Two years in the making and a work in progress. Coming into spring here so exciting times ahead, apart from the forecast water restrictions if we dont have a lot of rain soon. Ive put the video slideshow on Youtube to open quickly (may show an advert first) so please click on the picture andContinue reading “Watch “My Courtyard Garden” on YouTube”
He has stopped feeding them bread since he found out it is bad, but every day loads of lorikeets descend on Normie’s courtyard for afternoon tea which now consists of quality wild bird seed.
Works every time for me.Thank you Fantasy Van Gogh-style graphic from a photograph using Picas app.
Having a few days fighting off infection that has seen my jaw swell up once more who knows why . nobody knows whether it’s coming from my thyroid,glands or what and you have to do all the rounds to find out but I’m too tired. Went to the local dentist yesterday who is not myContinue reading “Oh woe”
Created with Photo Lab app #photolab Been experimenting while lying low with a very swollen jaw. I love how these colours have come out.
https://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/health-fitness/weight-loss/weight-loss-the-foolproof-ayurveda-guide-to-lose-weight-in-just-7-steps/amp_articleshow/70571851.cms Common sense really. My current bad habit is to eat late because I stay up till midnight. I will give this a go.
The original news story AI am very sad to read this, as I have Dr Eugene Hollenbach to thank for saving my sight, after my optometrist had failed to pick up a haemmorhage in my left eye due to macular degeneration. ” It is just old age” the young optometrist casually said. Then my visionContinue reading “Dr Eugene Hollenbach Saved My Sight – In Defence of a Good Man”
Going back to my ‘sports injury’ in my right hip, 4 weeks later I gave in and saw doc. A few prods and ‘does this hurt’ and bursitis is the diagnosis. Great, another one to the long list. I’m turning into mmy Dad. Im even getting the moustache! Mind you, he lived to 89 andContinue reading “Needles and Scans”
The computer arrived yesterday but after making a pasta sauce, kneading the dough for a pizza base, going for an afternoon walk and delivering the form I made for relaxation class to the hall, then making (a very successful) pizza which I invited my neighbour in to share, my arms were too weak to evenContinue reading “Got This Far”
I love it when I get feedback to my stories. Tonight my school friend from Primary School sent me a pic that he thought perfectly illustrates my story about my lentil soup. They say a picture tells a story and this one certainly does! It deserves a page on its own.
https://kirbiecravings.com/keto-lemon-mug-cake This takes minutes to make and there are lots of Keto recipes I heve discovered on here. I adapted the peanut butter mug cake to put on top of tinned pineapple to make an upside down ludding then topped with caramel syrup. Wicked but no longer keto I think.
I have reached the stage where I am up to my ears (new headphones) in technology but I have found a (previously recommended somewhere) little free app at Google Play Store by Movavi.com that starts by showing you how to edit bits of videos or add photos, then it is fairly easy to follow theContinue reading “An Easy and Fun (Free) App for Photos and Videos”
“Life Isnt always low- hanging fruit”, said the man on tv today. So true. In the case of my friend Gwen’s orange tree, the easy to reach low-hanging oranges were nice, but never as sweet as the higher fruit in full sun. The better fruit took more effort, and some danger, but the taste isContinue reading “A Wise Saying”
My Scottish friend, Morag, and I come from the same part of Ayrshire in Scotland, where we both have delatives. Not sure if we are related, but she looks like my lively wee sister! Morag is mad keen on karioke (as we spell it here), has all the equipment at home, and before I movedContinue reading “Euni and Morag do Abba (or The Two Ronnies!)”
https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/video/the-pd-you-dont-see/I have found these the least daunting and most helpful sources of information regarding Parkinsons and living with it. Families and caregivers may recognise some concerns they may have, and be able to accept that is why we are behaving this way. Perhaps then the family doctor or specialist can be consulted.Some PD vids scareContinue reading “Really Helpful and Positive PD Video”
…would do the same for me! My metal outdoor bench has had a makeover. It, and some cushions were my first purchases when I set up home back in Australia and I love it. 4 years and three homes later the sea air and storms had caused some rust. It has taken a few stagesContinue reading “If Only 3 Cans of Spray Paint…”
https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6279812/dont-cough-on-me-you-disrespectful-woman/ My friend Jen was so angry she told me all about her experience so I wrote it out, checked it back with her then forwarded to Damon Cronshaw, my contact at the Newcastle Herald who can always be trusted to correctly and entertainingly put together a story. Besides his Topics column his bigger fact-basedContinue reading “Making a Stand on Germs”
“I forget you have Parkinsons” my helper said as I was struggling to get out of tthe car after our two hour outing. For a professional to say that was praise indeed, for I try hard to stay on top of it. We had set off for the little shopping centre at Jewells with theContinue reading “The Nicest Thing You Can Say”
Coloured vinyl records are back! I wonder where my blue coloured Elvis Presley ‘Blue’ LP is now? They think they invented them, these young ones! Actually I was just about to write about the rise in sales of new ‘old-style’ vinyl records in Australia- the big ones you play on a record deck – butContinue reading “Vinyl Record Sales Are Soaring”
‘Ive found a driver and that’s a start’… as the Beatles song goes. Been talking to Kym our new village manager who is keen to start some new activities, though it seems hard to drum up any excitement for anything out of the ordinary. Im putting fkyers in the mailboxes today for the relaxation group.Continue reading “Plunketty Plunk”
Do you prefer my photos in this format, or ooen on the page? Please comment below. I have just worked kut how it is done!
If I am getting confused by the weather its no wonder the birds and plants are!
After a bad night and coming to the conclusion conclusion I must have cracked something in my hip and needed to go to hospital for an x-ray I considered asking my carer to take me to the nearby accident and emergency at Belmont but by the time she got here and I had had aContinue reading “Next Day”
When I tell you that I could not make it to the fridge just now you will know things are really serious. It all started as I was setting off for the car with my helper and my hip joint had got very stiff. I’ve been quite sore all week and wondering if the lucentisContinue reading “A sports Injury”
Monday 15th July. 12noon set off with my helper put a bit of fresh air and exercise. Not really feeling the cold is my problem. I can tell by my face that is cold but my body doesn’t feel itself getting chilled until it’s too late then it takes me ages to warm up. WeContinue reading “Snowing not far away”
Update:. The Queen was very pleased to hear about the tree planting inspired by, and now part of, her Commonwealth Canopy initiative. Recently she sent me a lovely letter in response to my sending her the story. It may not be the done thing to discuss it but I will say that I was soContinue reading “The Olive Tree Wedding Gift – Update”
Gosh! My blog has been viewed in 23 countries, including Qatar, Sweden, Kenya, India and the United States! Thank you for visiting. You are welcome to leave a comment, as long as you are nice about it! And to my 70+ followers, well you make getting up in the morning worthwhile. It makes me doContinue reading “23 Countries”
you look so beautiul and i admire you alot please be mine… Well, no, not only do I not know you, I really object to you putting this comment in a reply below a nice comment I made about the Queen on The Royal Family FB page. I doubt very much you are a NewContinue reading “I Have An Admirer – sort of.”
I did have a long-time crush on Imran Khan the cricketer but my lifetime love was James Stewart as a cowboy actor and in real life good husband and family man. So the man I go for (sorry went for) before I forgot what I went for haha is not à film star, but aContinue reading “My Perfect Man”
But hey, this is a selfie! Gotcha, eh Mandy? Have a fun day Everyone. x
There was a time when seeing a good-looking doctor could at least brighten the day but now all my doctors are either children or young females so that takes the shine off that. We are still trying to coordinate carer transport and medical appointments which nearly sent me round the twist this morning. First IContinue reading “Med Appts Are the New Hot Dates”
A really nice cruise around Lake Macquarie, NSW. Todays slideshow of our lunchtime cruise here Photos ny Karen Ractliffe here
I had cards printed, and very pretty they are too, with my full hyphenated name and the full address of where I live to save me having to spell it all out every time we need to fill in a form for something somewhere. I just hand over the card and let them get onContinue reading “Village Life – Naming Names”
VLooking like a chalk drawing on the path this pretty flower was a nice surprise. Havent seen one before.
Potting mix and primulas were my reasons for going, but a passing shower saw us running for shelter into the open part of the cafe of the garden centre. I ordered a chai latte and the smokey BBQ pulled pork platter which as you can see from the photo was beautifully presented and very flavoursome.Continue reading “Avoiding the Showers at Cherry Road Nursery”
We are always happy to see rain here. If only we could send it inland to our drought-stricken farmers. This was Belmont foreshore on Thursday morning. Reminded me of being back in Scotland, when I grew up in Ayr.
Courtesy of Facebook:
Well that got your attention! I did find the most wonderful bag today which has been made locally in Belmont and was so nice and well done with lots of inside pockets and the smell of leather that it simply had to come home with me. At the time I felt no pain apart fromContinue reading “Does Retail Therapy Kill Pain?”
I’m lying here my left ankle is aching with a pain going through it that only starts when I lie down and try to get comfy and my right knee is hurting from trying to get up off the floor and all I’ve been doing is a relaxation session in Belmont. The relaxation was reallyContinue reading “Keep Fit is Killing Me”
My kitchen smells divine, and Rustic Italin.I used to go out with a rustic Italian. Too tired to do much, but made a pizza to share with my neighour. Not being one for following tradition, and espousing Dominos, I add herbs to my plain flour, and minced garlic, before adding the olive oil and yeastContinue reading “Its Pleasant Peasant Pizza Night!”
At age 89, not long before he died, Dad told me of one of his scariest wartime moments as a 19- year old RAF serviceman during World War II: ‘I was making my way home from the village to the farm where I was billeted…’ Tom was billeted in a genuine wooden gypsy caravan ownedContinue reading “My Dad’s Wartime Story”
….when you are wide awake following a few hours good sleep: 3am and had fallen asleep in my chair immediately after switcing of the computer following several pain-free hours of updating my new Philips voice recorder and Dragon software, registering online, downloading manuals, trying to find unloaded zip files, getting sidetracked into offloading personal filesContinue reading “The Things You Do…”
click here to visit page Been going back over an old blog before I delete. Found this story I did on Dave Thompson who at the time of the event was a British solder stationed in Northern Ireland during the worst times of the struggle with the IRA, known as The Troubles. Dave gives aContinue reading “What Goes Around Comes Around”
On Saturday evening Angela and I set off for the yacht club nearby to bag a good spot for watching the Float Your Boat Parade, a Lake Macquarie Council initiative. To give them credit they do try, and the event was a big success, with people travelling from as far as Singleton,87 kilometres up theContinue reading “Float Your Boat”
Poor Bessie is old and fragile. Shortly after she came to hang out with me a previous mend of one of her arms failed and she had to come down. I told you about my repair-by-braille and after a week the clear Hard as Nails cured around the new metal clamp and, thanks to myContinue reading “My Garden Ornament – Eeh its grand to be daft”
https://wp.me/p329V3-2dC For those unfamiliar with the disease some useful information.
Something disconcerting happened in the cafe yesterday that is the first time I had experienced. Due to arthritis and degenerating vertebrae, scoliosis etc and the slowness of signals from my brain to reach my muscles I will often think “Let’s go!” and my body goes “Whaaaaat?” before it reacts. My friend first noticed it aboutContinue reading “The Social Effects of Parkinsons”
Had a great day out thanks to my nearly-daughter Angela, my former flatmate from 24 years ago who has become one of the family and visits me regularly, bless her. She arrived atunchtime so we headed for the cafe in what I said was Poppys Garden Centre but should have said Cherry Road Nursery whereContinue reading “Oops Meds Mixup”
Visiting a garden centre has always been one of my favourite pastimes, especially in the UK, and it is something that has been catching on in my part of Australia for a few years now. In the Lake Macquarie area we have some very nice garden centres with cafes. The cafe is an important partContinue reading “Poppys Garden Centre”
https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2019/06/28/float-your-boat-lights-up-the-lake-2/ Hopefully will see these go past tonight! Watch this space.
Remember the fun we had with the installation of my outdoor Chandelier? It even made the local paper it was a lot of fun. Then put it back she broke and I was taken down just before the high winds hit. So I repaired it with a clamp and liquid clear nails which took aContinue reading “Bessie is Back!”
Lat time the neurologist increased my Madopar dosage, three months ago, I complained of increased nerve pain etc, and the last few hours The last few hours have been awful. It seems to wipe out completely any paracetamol òr osteo eze relief and I used my Tens mchine on my pain radiating from my leftContinue reading “Midnight and Madopar Increase”
Im hoping the black tee shirt with flared hem arrives for our Xmas in July cruise, or the other top, just to have something new to wear. I give Janet the clothes I dont want any more, and gave her a bag of summer things. They have a room in their complex where people leaveContinue reading “Last Fri Night/Sat Morning Ramblings”
Because of my low vision and the fact that I keep dropping them I get my tablets made up by the chemist into a blister pack , called a Webster pack in England and, I think, here in Australia. It is a free service and I just transfer the money for any new tablets asContinue reading “Webster-pak Low Vision (LV)”
Now my visitors have a throne to sit on! Ive ordered the same perspex blocks to raise it a few centimetres as getting out is a bit of a heave. They work well on my settee, dont slip and are less clunky than hose ‘elephant feet’ chair raisers. Ihad them raising my oak bed inContinue reading “Comfort”
Courtesy of Facebook. What an amazing gadget
(unedited) Ive been persevering with taking Sarsparilla tablers becausè they do boost my energy, but only onè càpsule per day because it can interfere with theothee meds. Took ill þhiuu,,,,more in mornjng took ill in art class… (Next day) well you can see from the above that by the time I got home I wasContinue reading “Art Class”
being editedProgramme leading to distant relatives What a surprise to be watching a TV programme and find that not only are we related to the people involved, but they actually have a portrait of our mutual ancestor – a Medi eval selfie! It is a portrait hang ing in Craufordland, a Stately home near KilmarnockContinue reading “Just Found Portrait of My Ancestor. On TV! A Family Likeness?”
Note: clicking on the blue lettering should lead to my Youtube videos. You may need to tap the speaker icon to unmute and the square in the bottom right-hand corner to turn it sideways! Please comment below if it doesn’t worķ. x Do You Like Elvis? Phil Nicholson’s voice is uncannily like the late ElvisContinue reading “Uncanny Elvis Tribute Artist”
One of the daisies from my garden. Such a lovely colour. Been experimenting with the phone’s’s basic editing tool. Been very motivated and active this week, helped by using a grabber instead of bending over so much less pain, including when gardening. My re-potted olive trees are thriving in their new bigger space. Cold andContinue reading “Pretty”
Found this slightly wider and heavier stylus pen in the bargain shop yesterday. $3.95 and sparkly! Am finding it easier to hold and control. One less on the floor then. My helper should come across the five missing ones when she comes this morning. I put them down then must knock them off all overContinue reading “Tools”
ur little complex of 60 units is nestled in tiers up and around te inward curve of a rock hillside. It has the acoustics of an amphitheatre. Our latest incident, and we dont have many, fortunately, was when my doorbell rang at 7.15pm. Very unusual. I opened the inner door on to the security creenContinue reading “Village Life – The Bell Tolls for… EveryOne!”
I know, the last thing you feel like doing when you are really depressed is singing. La lala la la. How bloomin’ chirpy that sounds. Punch the perpretator.Home karioke is the thing. Home alone karioke even more preferable, because complaints are counter-productive.I used to get out my guitar and go through my repertoire of broken-heartedContinue reading “Depression? Sing Your Little Heart Out”
Written during my Philosophy 101 semester at Uni. One of my favourites. (c) Eunice C English
Depression is something I have lived with my whole life but you don’t want to know that. Nobody wants to know that. I bet you want to stop reading now but it is not the fact that I get depressed but I live with it and haven’t died from it. Though there have been times…Continue reading “No I’m not always cheerful”
It’s ok to take the day off I’m not getting up I’m not getting dressed. Tomorrow I have my art class and I’ll get everything done Im not being funny Im not being sunny Im just not being and that is ok Ive been watching other peoples lives in Youtube. Opras half sister she neverContinue reading “Its Cold Im Taking Today Off”
Im just in the process of looking back at the things I have done, now I have more time and am in the process of trying to keep my brain creative while my body is deciding what to do with itself. This is what I call one of my word paintings, published in Wolf WarriorsContinue reading “A Wolf in The Forest”
Ros is still having diarrhea, two weeks later. I suggested Metamucil was rumoured to soothe an irritable bowel but that fell on deaf ears.Ros is constantly driving round to Chem Mart for more Immodim, but didnt offer to drop me off to return my lamp to Bunnings next door even though she knew I neededContinue reading “Village Life”
It’s a really weird thing that happened. After copying the link to the Bluebell video I discovered a forgotten clip on the snowdrops at Hodsock Priory in England from early spring of a previous year! and when I watched it I thought I would share it too. It is a compilation of pretty photos withContinue reading “Lost video”
I am the fairy on the left, and in the blurry photo on the right, touching my head with my toes. Cant even reach my toes the easy way now. I started dancing classes aged 3, and performed in a couple of local pantomimes, and in our dance academy shows, but I always hated beingContinue reading “Dancing”
I put a slideshow of one of my visits to tò the private woodland of Hodsock Priory on Youtube some time ago. Bluebell Wood. No sound, but it is so pretty. There are also some short vids of my baby-sitting moments with Frankie, the so cute French bulldog puppy that cost $3,000!