2022-07 | 30km Walk for Beyond Blue, Parkinson's awareness and me
Walk 30km in one day - sure why not?
This month I walked from Mudjimba to Noosa as part of a team in Brisbane Coastrek 2022 raising money for Beyond Blue and raising awareness for Young Onset Parkinson's Disease.
2022-06 | EOFY Rush
This is a crazy time of year
Two full years since diagnosis and walking started - the great reboot of 2020.
Some exciting events happening this month including a trip to the Raglan "fly in" airshow and my sister coming to stay for a couple of nights!! This will be the first time that she has stayed with me ever so am a bit happy to be hosting!
It is also coming up to End of Financial year here in Australia, so work load goes up a notch.
2022-05 | My Parkinson's Anniversary month
This is my Parkinson's Anniversary Month
Approaching my two years diagnosed at the end of the month with all sorts of interesting things in the calendar.
Some of the events coming up this month include another newly diagnosed seminar on the GC, watching the Super Rugby Live at Suncorp, NRL Magic Round weekend plus travelling north to Raglan to see a local airshow. Should be fun.
2022-04 | Parkinson's Awareness & Newly Diagnosed Seminar
This is Parkinson's Awareness Month and World Parkinson's Day
A lot going on this month with some of the regular activities being supplemented with awareness and other Parkinson's related events.
Some of the key extra events include the Really BIG walk - ( round 2 ) With the brothers Kelly front and centre. A fantastic event to be a participant in again, although I didn't fundraise this year personally due to planned walk with my YOPD friend Sandra on the Sunny Coast for Beyond Blue in a month or so. That walk will be 30 km ending in Noosa. But I digress. The Really BIG Walk this year was a 12 hour epic around the city / river loop approx 7 kms. Gardens Point to the far end of the Story Bridge, back along Kangaroo Point and across the Goodwill Bridge. I caught up and chatted to Vince and Joe along the way - big effort on their part. And kudos to Prof. George Mellick who walked most of that time with them.
2022-03 | Clean up from floods
Record flooding - the floods of 2022 are going to be marked in history.
Unreal.... the rain just didn't stop. Brisbane had 2/3 of its annual rainfall in 5 days. correct - you read that right.
Many folk lost everything and are displaced from their homes. We fortunately live on a hill top so only had a soggy back yard and a couple of minor house leaks to deal with.
My office is on the second floor, and the water was a few centimetres from the ground level... literally if the river had risen another 10cm it would have breached the floor down stairs