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

     I am dabbling with art, as a hobby.  I always have.  Alongside writing, one of the things that I enjoy, particularly on a relaxing day out somewhere, is to sketch.  I have not done nearly enough of this, in the past five or six years.  I used to love going out for long walks and I would find a lovely place to sit either in a field or by a… Read More

⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ Please note that I am currently not taking any new referrals for my therapy services. I hope this will be a temporary situation. As most people who know about me are aware, I have Parkinson’s Disease. This is managed by medication and so I am able to continue working. I have been advised, by the NHS, that my Parkinson’s medication supply is at risk, due to the imminent Brexit. As a… Read More

    My next appointment with my neurologist, is towards the end of this month.  This is where I meet for what is a review, roughly every six months, to explore how Parkinson’s is being experienced by me and to assess the progress of the disease.  My medication is reviewed and I have the opportunity to ask questions; of which I usually have accrued a list of several.  I have been fortunate to… Read More

    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 by Suffolk’s network of ‘chocolate-box’ pretty Suffolk villages, one could almost forget… Read More

    I have long wanted to make a space, at home, for art and crafting.  It is nice to reflect over achievements and this morning I am enjoying having progressed one of my goals.  We are fortunate to have large sized bedrooms and our guestroom is where I have my writing desk.     While I am still developing the ‘writing den’ aspect of the room, I have now achieved my… Read More

“Reinvention has been the key to my career success.  Once in a while, I change direction.  I adapt and grow.  This has now become the key to my life as a person living with Parkinson’s and it is what enables me to survive with this devastating disease.” -Dean G. Parsons. 2019.        “I had always intended to make writing my profession.  It is, in fact, the main reason I wanted… Read More

“How can we speak the same language and not understand each other, or be understood in a glance without saying a word?  Porcelain, paper pulp and ping pong balls attempt to decipher personal codes.  I’m constantly tripping over my words, like I’m wearing them two sizes too big.” – Tina Hannay. In 2017 local artist, Tina Hannay, was awarded the Norfolk Contemporary Arts Prize for Fine Art and a Vice Chancellor’s Commendation… Read More

    One of the most renowned and outstanding pieces of art was recently within touching  distance from where I was stood.  On the perimeter, a high, red-bricked wall and some black wrought iron gates.  We, being my other-half and our friend, passed through the gates to be met by a beautiful public garden.  This tranquil gem was still at peaceful slumber in this dusky stage of winter.  An unexpectedly green lawn,… Read More