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.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The ministry of funny walks

If you are a fan of Monty Python, you may remember the sketch about "The Ministry of Funny Walks". On occasion my walking gets so bad, that I keep my family well amused with my own personal rendition of "funny walks"! Finding the ability to laugh at myself and circumstances that are beyond my control, I believe is a considerable asset in keeping my spirits up and of those around me. I am a constant source of amusement and entertainment to family and close friends, who I hasten to add, laugh with me and not at me! I have become the master of shaking cocktails in our house, and the salad dressing jar too! Even holding a cake that had just been iced, my tremors shook the cake just enough to smooth out the wet icing leaving it smooth and glass like. If you look hard enough, you'll always find something good in any situation, just turn it around and look from a different angle.

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