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Monthly Archives: November 2019

In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won’t thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is!  That said, I rather like the end result because, for me, it captures her sense of fun.  Anyway, it’s in the eye of the beholder so we… Read More

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     The event had been planned for a few months.  Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night.  The hotel was comfortable.  As a team of people who had also the bonds of family and/or friendship between us, we had enjoyed a lovely meal, a few drinks, a lot… Read More

Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I discuss anxiety and how to respond to it. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

     I am sitting at my desk and looking with delight at the glass window of the book case part of this old bureau that I write at.  Through the glass, on the shelves within, are colours and designs, on the spines of books, so familiar to me.  There are names that brought me great joy in my childhood.  I recognise familiar titles that bring a huge smile to my face,… Read More

Taken from my You Tube channel. My adventures to work in my Bongo, in the floods! (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

Taken from my You Tube channel.  In this vlog, I discuss my journey toward reaching a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and I recite some poetry from my book ‘A Look Inside’, which is available at Amazon, worldwide. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

From my You Tube channel.  I have a neurological, genetically inherited condition called Prosopagnosia.  Have you heard of it?  Take a look at my vlog to learn more. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

From my You Tube channel.  In this vlog, having had to give up my career due to ill health caused by Parkinson’s Disease, I discuss the issue of duplication in applying for Government benefits. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

Taken from my You Tube channel.  In this vlog, I talk about my frustration at having dropped yet another glass, which smashed across the kitchen floor.  One of the symptoms of Parkinson’s is the loss of manual dexterity. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

     A simple, and yet delightfully personal, way to make a gift for someone is to make a scrap book for them.  For example, I am making a gift which is of a small scrap book that will be filled with a selection of themed photos that will, I know, have a lovely meaning for the person I am gifting them to.      All you need are the following items,… Read More