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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Growing old gracefully

Discussing colouring hair with a friend, I began to realise that I am in the minority, as most of the women I know, are not sporting their natural colour. I was asked when I would start to colour my hair, as some very persistent grey hairs are appearing and threatening to take over! Without hesitation I said "I had no intention of ever colouring my hair". My friend was horrified, until I began to explain my theory. I feel my hair colouring matches my face, which thanks to mother nature, is also showing signs of aging. I am no longer 21 with dark brown hair and a smooth unwrinkled young face. I am now 48 and think the lines by my eyes reveal I have laughed a lot; my grey hairs I rather like, I've worked jolly hard to get them, and they simply show that I have a story to tell. I saw a lady the other day, with long grey hair tied neatly back in a bun. She was so poised and elegantly dressed, I almost stopped her to let her know how great she looked. I think growing old  gracefully, finding the right balance whilst retaining style is to be applauded.

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