Poppleton times

My home village. A lady stops me in the electric wheelchair and asks how to get one; she dreads her husband asking her to push him in the old wheelchair (16 years of Parkinson’s). My dad helps dry and dress me; I remember doing the same with Valentina and Sebastian. The garden where I took my first steps; now I get around it slowly with sticks. Lunch with great people yesterday; one is doing arts & crafts with blind people with complex needs; the other is doing woodland work with troubled 14 year olds near Barnsley. Great neighbours and friends. Visit Ian’s house; Noodles the cat drags her back legs around after her (I understand); Ian will be back soon from HMP. St Everilda’s Church is a favourite place. Sitting in the warm sun as a robin flutters about. Could last forever!


Author: Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

One thought on “Poppleton times”

  1. You visited quite a lot of my favourite places in the Dales – well done you. My brother with the lorries now has a walking pole – lets hope he uses it !! One of his wagons has been involved in a incident today in Northallerton – a lady pulled out in front of it – oops – she is fine thank goodness but these big boys cannot stop on a sixpence !!! Her car is not so fine ……..x

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