Thursday Around Dinner Time…

Every week, I ponder something to do with living with Parkinson’s and the impact of chronic illness. Be prepared for the frequent sweary bits.

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Tumbled Memoir

— the internet’s only Parkinson’s rom-com.

After 25 years away Emma returns to her home town.

A place she swore she’d never set foot in again…except it happens to be where the love of her life lives.

Now she must navigate moving two small children the length of the country, find a place to live, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, adapt to the awful weather, find a way to feed herself and discover whether she and her love are meant to be.

Oh, Emma also discovers she has Parkinson’s.

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Who is Emma?

Writer, artist, idler, wine drinker and owner of a disease called Parkinson’s. Mother of two daughters, carer of a neurotic border (rescue) collie and partner to a very patient man.

Published Parkinson’s Writing

Love in a Time of Parkinson's

Ghost of My Former Self

Rage Against The Dopamine

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Really good blog about ‘coming out’ at work about PD. It’s possible that I could have hidden it physically, but not emotionally.… I’d hate to work somewhere where I couldn’t be ‘out’, but I know this may feel like an impossible luxury for many.
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Something I need to tell you... In case you missed yesterday's ramble :)

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Parenting, living, drinking and a dash of Parkinson's. Contains swearing.


Writer, artist, idler, wine drinker and owner of a disease called Parkinson’s.