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, June 21, 2012

An old fashioned girl

If you have been following my blog, you will be well aware that I love to write and read books. I'm an old fashioned girl at heart and enjoy holding a book in my hand; feeling the paper beneath my fingers, turning each page, there is something very comforting and tactile in reading a book. With today’s technology, there are so many ways to enjoy reading without actually killing a tree! but despite being able to see the immediate advantages of an electronic book reader, I still prefer an old fashioned paperback book. For over a week I have been in terrible pain and lost the use of my right arm and hand rending me pathetically incapacitated. The smallest of tasks becoming quite difficult and even trying to read a book is very hard when you have only one hand. This is where an electronic book reader really comes into its own. Being light, thin and easy to hold or prop up in bed, turning the pages becomes a cinch and making the print larger so that I can comfortably read without straining my eyesight is a pleasure. I don’t think for one moment that this marvellous new technology will ever replace the book entirely, but it certainly captures a market and is becoming increasingly popular. Not having use of my right hand at present, when hooked up to an i.v. the other day in my good hand, I was suddenly left with no hands at all to hold a book or turn pages, so clearly anyone who is bed bound, hospitalised frequently or disabled in some way – one of these reading devices would be of great help.

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