• Being a rainbow in someone else’s cloud

    April 22, 2015

    ‘Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.’ Maya Angelou Did you know that this week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week? It’s a condition that affects about 127,000 people in the UK. That’s one in every 500 people, including my dad and two other family members. I’ve written before about the impact Parkinson’s has. It’s…

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  • How To Explain Parkinson’s To Kids

    November 21, 2013

    How To Explain Parkinson’s To Kids How do you explain Parkinson’s to kids? It’s tricky! Parkinson’s is a complicated medical condition that even adults struggle to get their heads around. So how do you explain it to young children? Here’s a couple of things we’ve tried to explain Parkinson’s to our own young children. Why…

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  • Minding the generation gap – for Parkinson’s Awareness Week

    April 19, 2013

    Photos: My Dad in the 80’s with me and my brother (I’m the one who looks like Orphan Annie) and then me and Eliza taken yesterday. What’s it like to walk in Eliza’s shoes? It’s fresh, new, exciting. Everything in her path is something to investigate, from tiny toys to the big pieces of furniture…

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  • Put yourself in someone else’s shoes – for Parkinson’s Awareness Week

    April 15, 2013

    What’s your favourite pairs of shoes and why? Here’s my top three: 1) My wedding shoes, lovely lovely Jimmy Choos. For all the obvious reasons. They are having a bit of a sabbatical at the moment as alas, I don’t get much cause to wear them to the park or playgroup 2) My newest pair,…

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