Sunshine ahead!

Happy New Year!
We enjoyed Christmas with the lovely daughter, very traditional after an Aussie Christmas last year when we had a walk along the beach in the sunshine. Boxing Day saw us join my son and his wife at Kempton Park. I won £40 by mistake, exciting yes, but I had a very small bet, no compulsion there! I had a wonderful present of three days in Paris with the lovely daughter. We packed a lot in including watching the Bolshoi ballet at the Opera House for 10 Euros; an amazing experience.

With Desert Orchid at Kempton Park

With Desert Orchid at Kempton Park

I gave my husband a very special mug for Christmas. Taking two cups of tea upstairs in the morning was beginning to be tricky so I got him a much taller mug which I only fill halfway, no more drips now!
...the mugs!

…the mugs!

I have been taking Trihexyphenidyl for a month now and sadly this has not helped the spasms and tremor. Champagne and canapés can be challenging at drinks parties! On advise from the Parkinson nurse I have gradually trebled the dose, swimming better but not really anything else. Side effects have been manageable except this week I have become very aware that my short term memory is poor in certain situations, think this is called “word fishing”. I see the consultant in a week so will chat it through with him as long as I can remember what to say! Only 4 weeks till we are off to Australia so will have to work out medicines to take and with an 11 hour time difference when to take them.
My next Blog will be from Australia as we will be there for over a month.