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Parkinson’s a myth

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Vagabond Shoes

Just sometimes you wake up and take a look at the hand you have been dealt and you can choose your view point. There will be a mixture of cards, some aces, picture cards and a few of the rest of the pack too. Now my guess is that most people would consider being dealt…

Road to Nowhere

It has been a while since my last little blogette and I am hoping you will remember me. Go on try, hit refresh page inside your head, there you go, I’m the fella that does the walking. I also do a bit of talking! For some time now I have been standing up in front…

The Sun Always Shines on TV

Before I launch into the usual blah blah blah, ‘it’s all about me’ tirade of selfishness covered up in a chocolate coating to make it look my concerns and views take into consideration those outside my immediate close circle, I should issue an ego warning. Because this time there is no sugary sweet tasty bit…

Under Pressure

Sounds simple, “breathing”. We take it for granted but really it’s quite important. Without it we would just exhale and expire. What we breathe is also a matter of life and death and all sub headings in between too for that matter. Quick question for you. What is the mains substance the body (and brain)…

Walk this Way

Here we are. The walk a distant memory. Those heady, hot days of a summer stroll in the evening sun, stopping off at the village pub for a pint of local cider or beer. Some banter with the locals, then perhaps a delicious meal to finish off the evening before a long restful sleep, up…

I Walk The Line

Well can you believe it? The last ever Long Straight Walk blog is here, the video blogs are all done, although I may have to put subtitles up on the last, wind swept, one from John o’Groats. No more ramblings both on feet and online for you to endure or enjoy. (you take your pick) It’s…

Welcome Come All Ye

What’s it All About I have had a burst of activity in real life and on social media and I suddenly realised that there are quite a few folk who have joined us recently and may not be too sure about what this Long Straight Walk is all about. Well let me tell you – it…

Tragedy?

It might just be me but hearing that word makes the hair on the back of my neck stand to attention. TRAGEDY! That funny looking fellow from pop group, Steps, brings his hands to his ears and looks a bit like Mcaulay Culkin, at every crucial point in Home Alone, or perhaps its a reference to…

Don’t Worry it’s Not Parkinson’s

“Don’t Worry it’s Not Parkinson’s” that’s what my GP said as I sat in the surgery with a intermittently shaking right arm. This was about 3 years ago. He was wrong. Although in a strange way he was right and he had unwittingly gave me the best piece of advice he could never have given…

Rough Draft

The following list of names and dates is exactly why I keep banging on about  planning or the lack of it. Quite a few of you have asked for a route and dates. At the moment this is the plan. Places may change but not by much, dates may change but, again, not by much….

Long Straight Walk

On Saturday September 6th 2014 I set off on a journey from Land’s End and approximately 1month later I completed my journey at John O Groats. Ten minutes later, with my feet up, enjoying a wee dram with a few pals boring them by  recounting all the stories that had been my life for the past…