Just back from a week walking along the coastal path of Cornwall based in the beautiful town of St Ives. We were lucky enough to have mostly good weather and were rewarded by stunning views at every twist and turn. Eating a picnic high up on the cliffs near St Michael’s Mount with the warm sun shining was an unforgettable experience. We had heavy rain on one walk and I did slip once on some rocks but circumstances meant anyone could have fallen there.
We also enjoyed a trip to the Minack Theatre which is cut high into the cliffs, to see a Globe production of “The Taming of the Shrew”, a unique experience despite the numbing seating arrangement!
Many years ago my children had their photo taken by the signpost at Land’s End prior to cycling for a charity to John O’Groats in Scotland so I felt I should have mine taken there too even if I was merely walking in Cornwall.
The Parkinson’s continues to have some impact on different parts of my life. This time it is the realisation that getting peas onto the back of a fork is becoming impossible and only by turning my fork over can I have a clean plate. Fine motor skills on my left side are definitely in decline! Also I have had to add some exercises to strengthen my rotator cuff, ie my left shoulder, as that area has become weaker.
Billy Connolly’s diagnosis announced in the last few days has raised the profile of Parkinson’s and I was interested to note that there are 127,000 sufferers in the UK.