Monthly Archives: August 2019

Radio Parkies Podcast 11

Hello.  This is my penultimate Radio Parkies broadcast, from 31st August 2019, with end of broadcast song… Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. How radio and social media help combat loneliness, aloneness and social isolation. Announcing that I have only one more broadcast on RadioParkies, following this one, having decided that three months worth of my voice is enough for anyone! Song:

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Red Light

Part One: The city lights are so revealing. He’s not in control and doesn’t care. He cannot hide the way he’s feeling. The sleazy street lights render him bare. Across the street the hot guy’s dealing. This type of encounter would be rare. His poison lips are so appealing. He knows of the risks but will he dare? Close heat

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Blythburgh Inspired

    It was a sizzlingly hot Sunday.  The sky was the most beautiful blue and there was a tranquility that only happens on the lazy, hazy days of late summer.  My brother-in-law, Adrian, my friend, Darren, and I arrived at beautiful Blythburgh Church, here in Suffolk.     Just a stones throw from popular seaside destination, Southwold, and surrounded

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Portrait: Barak Obama

    I’ve never painted a portrait before. I have been watching artists on tv, so hopefully I’ve learnt a few tips!  I have started to work on a portrait of Barak Obama.  It’s my representation of a photo from a book cover. It is not finished yet. That may take a couple more days.  I have a condition called prosopagnosia, so

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Radio Parkies Podcast 10

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 24th August 2019, with end of broadcast song… Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. My week. The importance of pacing yourself. ‘Coming Together’, a poem by Nina Jackson, Neil Benny and some of the members of Parkinson’s Road support community on Facebook. Read by Dean G. Parsons.. Song: ‘Renegades’ by X Ambassadors.   Select

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The Writing’s on the Wall

    As the end of August approaches, I decided that I needed to invest in a wall planner.  The academic year wall planners are available now and what better time for me to start to chart my literary activities.  I believe that I will manage these better if I can see them on the wall chart, rather than leafing

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Fun Bunting Transfers

In the art group I am part of, with a group of friends, we recently met and hand decorated some wooden bunting cut-outs.  If you would like to try this, then these are the items you will need for three bunting flags: Bunting flag plywood cut outs. (You can alternatively use canvas). String. Adhesive. Photograph of pictures that you like;

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Portrait in a Line

    A few days ago, my friends and I gathered together at a mutual friend’s house in Harleston, Norfolk.  The purpose of the gathering was to enjoy a day of art and or craft activities.  We all took along a home made dish to contribute towards a buffet lunch.  What a feast we shared!     One of the

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