We are going over to Hevingham this morning to look after our eldest granddaughter for a few hours, so we are up, cups of tea/coffee drunk, breakfasted and out of the door (with dog in tow) shortly after 9.30am.
We spend a happy few hours chasing around after a hyperactive 22 month old (well, my wife does – I sit on the sofa, most of the time, with my iPad and merely spectate).
Its practically evening by the time we return to Southrepps, and I prepare dinner (“prepare” might be a bit of an overstatement – I reheat a lentil curry that my wife prepared a couple of days ago).
Mostly, my Parkinson’s symptoms are tolerably under control, but I have been having trouble eating my food lately, as a consequence (I believe) of Parkinson’s Disease – I cannot eat anything without biting the inside of my mouth. This has been happening for quite a long time now (years rather than months) but just recently has become much worse. My mouth is so sore and ulcerated where my teeth keep mangling it that I have decided to liquidise my food for a few days to give my mouth a chance to heal and for the swelling to go down. I put my portion of lentil curry into our Nutribullet and process it until it is smooth. I manage to bite the inside of my mouth a couple of times while eating food that requires no chewing, but that’s an improvement on the dozen or more times that has become the norm recently.