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, January 9, 2012

Specialised Equipment

Going to a shop which sells specialised equipment for disabled persons, I was intrigued by some of the ingenious ideas and inventions. The array of gadgets was endless to help one in the kitchen, dressing, picking things up from the floor, showering; there was even something to assist putting on socks and shoes! The variety of very useful and helpful tools was vast, but the prices were equally amazing! Amazingly high! Although clearly a lot of thought and research had gone into many of the items, I felt that some of the things could be bought elsewhere for far less. This evening in a regular kitchen shop, we found a cutting board made of plastic, with a rubber edging so that the board doesn’t move on the working surface. It also had a ridge around it and is at an angle preventing things from rolling away. Obviously certain equipment can be purchased only at a ‘specialist shop’, but other items, can be bought elsewhere or even with a little creativity and thinking out of the box, something you already have at home can be converted and used.

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