my adventuring mini  me
In the Spring of 2006 a raft of motor and non-motor neuro symptoms arrived after a general anaesthetic and for nine years, until May 2015, I lived with and was medicated for a "likely Parkinson's Disease" diagnosis. Coming off PD meds saw neuro symptoms continue and the arrival of bladder failure along with cardio/BP chaos and significant gastro motility problems (all being possibly linked as dysautonomia) - consequently I have become a virtual recluse, mostly housebound, but clearly I remain optimistic that things may improve!

Meanwhile, social media and racing on/helping to run Sailonline keeps my brain alert and it is also how I keep in touch with my chums and the "doings" of organisations I am interested in.

SO...when a group of SOLers (Sailonline sailors) decided to qualify for and race in the Fastnet Race in 2013, I thought it would be fun to be part of the action.... by including in the crew a wee stuffed parrot!  Thus it was that #RCtheParrot came to be.  You can see how well this succeeded if you click on links below!  

#RCtheParrot is a sort-of mini me, she has several presences now (each member of Jubilant's crew has one with its own design harness!) so pictures and adventures of #RCtheParrot keep "me" out and engaged in the wider world.  It is great fun!  Pics (and stories) will be added as they arrive.

#RCtheParrot is also a hashtag on Twitter and can be found associated with various good causes and charitable fundraising!  

#RCtheParrot's first Adventure
RC and her first flock for Jubilant's Crew
To France on yacht Seremban
With Joe the Shark - watching Solar Impulse Nagoya-Hawaii 2015
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Aloft yacht Seremban - summer 2015
#RCtheParrot's own yacht from Skipper Martin (yacht Jubilant)
In Tahiti on SY Boysterous 2017
Learning to sail on Silver Kelpie
Ready for the Newport to Bermuda Yacht Race 2015 with Sailing 806
Ready to go to SY Boysterous - Feb 2017
Fishing off yacht Seremban