My husband takes out our dog every morning for a walk and has met a few of our new neighbours. Whilst out walking the other morning, I thought they'd been gone an unusually long time, when they suddenly appeared on the doorstep with a neighbour and his dog in tow. I've always said that walking a dog is an ice breaker, a canine ambassador of sorts who introduces you effortlessly to other people walking their dogs. It was great to meet a new neighbour, and within minutes discovering they have someone in their family with Parkinson's. There are millions of Parkinson's patients around the world; unfortunately you don’t have to look very far to find another family who has been affected or touched by this disease.
I can hardly believe it is Friday again - and wonder where the last week vanished to. However quickly the days pass, I am pleased to say that the cardboard boxes are also vanishing just as quick. I don't think I ever want to see a packing box or a roll of brown tape again in my life! I am taking great delight in throwing out the empty boxes along with the endless reams of bubble wrap and tissue paper.
My latest article appears on The Huffington Post if you would like to take a look. I wish you all a very good weekend, and hope that those of you who are snowed in, stay warm and dry.