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.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Beware of zealous shop assistants

When it occurs that everyone at the pharmacy recognise you, know your name and even remember what medicines you take, this is when you realise how frequently you visit the pharmacy. I made the mistake once of walking down the make-up aisle, an error I will not repeat. The sales ladies are truly relentless and aggressive in their selling techniques, appearing to sneak up on unsuspecting customers, ensnaring them to buy things they never intended purchasing. I suddenly found myself virtually being accosted by one of the enthusiastic staff and before I knew it she was applying make-up to my face, and seconds later was escorting me by my arm towards the cash desk. I was almost in a daze with which the speed of it all happened, and clutching face cream, rouge, and eye shadow, none of which I needed, I fortunately came to my senses and put down the items quickly leaving the pharmacy. Although I give the sales assistants 10 out of 10 for being persistent, I now steer clear of  these zealous women who must work on commission and will go to any length ensuring a sale. So a little advice, when in the pharmacy, avoid the make-up aisle at all costs, unless of course you intend purchasing.

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