About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Great Tips

I spent yesterday morning at a cooking demonstration having a lovely time, enjoyable company, learning some new cooking tips, and then eating a delicious lunch. Two tips in particular caught my attention, from a Parkinson's point of view. Having poor dexterity in my fingers, peeling cloves of garlic is not only frustrating, but close to impossible. By smashing a whole bulb of garlic with a wooden mallet easily separated the cloves, which were then put into a stainless steel bowl, with an identical bowl place on top (creating a domed effect). By holding the two bowls in place and shaking vigorously (the shaking part is no problem!) after just a minute, the fine paper like skins had miraculously come off the individual cloves. The other amazing tip was something I had not seen but has possibly been on the market for a while. Silicone circular disks (they come in 3 different colours and sizes) which can not only be used as saucepan lids, but more interestingly to a PD sufferer, can be placed on top of a bowl and once pressed down, create an airtight seal - much like using cling wrap. I HATE cling wrap with a vengeance since having PD, and struggle and fight, often throwing it back in the drawer in pure frustration. So guess what I'll be on the lookout for when my daughter takes me out today!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips...I will definately try them out. Hope that all is well on your side of the world. xox