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, June 1, 2012

We’ve arrived

Peering out of the plane window I can see Italy below, mountain peaks reaching up to greet us. Tiny houses and roads started to appear; scattered hamlets, then larger towns coming into view. White fluffy clouds hung in mid air; my ears began to pop as we began our descent. A patchwork of fields and crops varying in shades of greens adorn the countryside. Lower and lower, now able to actually see cars driving along roads, the roar of the engines increased as we slowly came in for a gentle landing arriving at Rome's airport. We arrived safe and sound in Italy.The flight was very good, and we arrived on time, being met by a charming Italian driver, who took us on a wonderful detour to our hotel, giving us a glimpse of a few magical historical sites that Italy holds in store. Here I sit writing to you from our hotel that is situated not far from where the Congress is being held. The architecture and buildings everywhere you turn have something of interest. Many streets are cobbled (and not suitable for a wheelchair) but beautiful and every little street holds a charm of its own.  I can hardly believe that we are here. I love art and since a child have dreamt of seeing the Sistine Chapel, so my darling husband, who is intent on making as many of my dreams come true as he can manage, has arranged a tour this morning. There is special access and lifts available to those in wheelchairs, and booking in advance to alleviate waiting in line, there shouldn't be a problem. I shall leave you here, and catch up with you later.


  1. I am following your progress with interest and look forward to hearing all about the conference in particular. Enjoy.


  2. Am glad your flight was OK but naturally I would have enjoyed it more. It all sounds interesting and hope you have a fantastic time, you deserve it. Looking foreword to reading more.

  3. So glad you arrived safely and have the very best of times, you deserve it and they are lucky to have you speak.....

  4. So happy to know you arrived safely. We're so excited for you.... you're actually in ROME! Enjoy the incredible sights around every corner- we are with you in spirit! TaYa

  5. So happy to know that you've arrived safely - the sun must be shining brighter now that you're there! Enjoy the incredible beauty of Rome-we're with you in spirit. TaYa