All Worn out!

January 1st I was completely motivated to lose weight! It started well, losing 7lbs in under 3 weeks but I just couldn’t seem to get my rhythm back into my exercise regime. I regularly do my weights but I genuinely don’t seem to have anytime or extra energy to go on my treadmill. I am... Continue Reading →

Christmas Crafting Can be Theraputic

photo by Debbie Walker Christmas Crafting can be more than just for fun. It can actually work as excellent therapy in time of overwhelming feelings, especially around the festive season. Very recently I created a robin from the craft of Felting. I've never felted before this and actually had no idea what it was. However,... Continue Reading →

Can we have October again?

Fall is a favourite time of year at my home. October especially because there is so much to do without a lot of stress involved. I’m in Canada so we get Thanksgiving the second weekend. We get to start wearing sweaters and socks and put the heat on and the fireplace. The days of course... Continue Reading →

We are not lucky – and we are busy

Someone close to Robert said ‘I can’t believe how busy the two of you always are. I’m trying to slow down and you two have ramped it up.’ Yes we have. But we have always been very energetic people who get involved in a lot of activities and since becoming parents in 2008 this has... Continue Reading →

A place to remember my Dad

It’s been four years since I lost my Dad to melanoma and there’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of him, you never stop missing your loved ones do you? you just learn to live with the loss. June is always a difficult month, not only is it the month of Father’s... Continue Reading →

Daughter of mine

She smells like lemonade on a warm spring day Her smiles feel like sunshine in the middle of July Her thoughts arrive like cartwheels then she’s off to find a thing She laughs at senseless nonsense like the world doesn’t understand She creates treasures out of bits and bobs she finds along the way Determined... Continue Reading →

Old Traditions Lovingly Carried On

Photo (and egg paint 😄) by Debbie Walker Recently I went on an annual family picnic which traditionally we have done for many, many years. As part of our tradition, we paint and roll hard boiled eggs down the hillside. As I grew up with this it's a 'normal activity' to me and I didn't... Continue Reading →

Dad’s Battle with Melanoma

The 19th March marks the anniversary of My Dear Dad’s passing, he bravely fought melanoma for 5yrs on and off. Early diagnoses is key to treating melanoma, unfortunately, for my dad it wasn’t early enough. Dad was 64 when a blister on the heal of his foot just wouldn’t heal! I’m not going to go... Continue Reading →

Art through nature and nurture

My budding artist In the last couple of years I have discovered a new appreciation for art and for creating things with my own hands. One of the things that I can be thankful for having Parkinson’s. I’ve always been creative and crafty. But I’ve taken it a little further with these crafts of late.... Continue Reading →

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