Now we know what the weather is doing
Now we know what the weather is doing

At least from this month onwards we know what the weather is up to.
After many thoughts and comments that a rain gauge would be nice, I found , purchased and installed a nifty weather station which is live on the internet.

Its awesome - measures the temperature, humidity, barometric pressure inside and out, and wind direction, windspeed and rain.

If you want to see what is happening at our place check out


More progress on the house renovations.

The house is still in chaos as renovations proceed  but getting closer as we finally got the benchtops in. I have finished stopping and painting the fridge alcove and will move the fridge into its final home. Glenda and Kaitlyn spent a couple of hours putting some dishes and cookware into the drawers and cupboards - and out of the mass of boxes in the guest room. 

The range cook top gets wired up and the sink and dishwasher installed Monday, with the splashback tiles starting Tuesday. By all accounts we should be fully operational by the end of the week! Cant wait to get fully functional. 

More help with Parkinson's awareness and advocacy.

Have YOPD group meeting tonight. Will see what the discussion brings out.


More changes in PFU Boxing  - Leigh the trainer has felt she wasn't confidnet that she had adequate training to take our group, but with a bit of  a ring around and some organisational actions, a new trainer Russell will be taking the class at the same time, so that is great!

Madonna who set up the PFU originally will be stepping down due to health changes - and looks like yours truely will be taking a more active roll.

Attended the AGM of Parkinson's Queensland Inc, recently and met some lovely folk also who have PD. 

Another dinner at State Parliament.

I was fortunate to be invited to dine and mingle at state parliament for the second time this year as a part of  a fundraising event run by Parkinson's Queensland Inc. The guest speaker was Naomi Mcarthy - Olympian in Water Polo and Director of the QRL among her many notable life achievements. I had a very engaging chat with her and her mother Sandra - Naomi's father and a number of her uncles had / have Parkinson's Disease. She had a Fireside Chat style of interview with George Mellick Chairman of PQI. It was a great evening and I hope I was able to provide some insite to many of those with whom I chatted as a person living with Parkinson's. There was a who's who of Queensland's Parkinson's professionals including my own specialist Prof. Peter Silburn. It was great to see them all in attendance. Also I sat next to my long walk " buddy" Joe Kelly and his wife had a great conversation with them both and also Drs Craig and Jackie from Cleverland.  Thanks to Miguel Diaz and the team for organising and for thinking of me as a worthy participant for the evening. 


Day 548 since diagnosis and day 546 of consecutive daily walking. I am feeling very good about this milestone - its basically a year and a half non stop.

No Change to the schedule or positive impact. 

Still working to make the research links page a bit more useful, it was a simple list to start with but expanding to make better use of the info in it.

Pilates on a Saturday morning, with a new physio taking over. It's not as convenient as Wednesday evening but workable. Getting back into the groove.

PFU Boxing.
On Wednesdays I do non contact boxing at the PCYC Laing Park 10:30 - 11:15. 

Social Outings.
Some upcoming events in the pipeline, but all subject to lockdown conditions.

All events are subject to change at the moment and unfortunately its a case of roll with the punches and be flexible. I basically plan work to continue and will deal with holiday activities as they actually happen.


Head down and focus on delivery. Catch up is the order of the day. Many new projects in the pipeline and continuing to cleanup existing projects. Work in Toowoomba ongoing, some onsite and some remotely. I have had a steady stream of prospects so looking solid for the next few months.

Land Sailing.

Blokart club AGM recently was a quiet affair - and although I did try to not get a job to do, I ended up as Vice President and backup ABA ( Australian Blokart Association) Rep. Waiting for each Sunday to see what's happening at the track.... and have had a few other events happening.  Weather conditions mean no sailing. bah...

Otherwise for me its still so far so good.
Same Same. 

And that is all for just now - keep a lookout for the next post and thanks for tagging along!