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.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Parkinson’s Picnic

We all have a lot to thank John Montagu who was the Earl of Sandwich in England, when in 1762 he invented the small meal that could be eaten with one hand, which today we call the “sandwich”! The sandwich has to be the most Parkinson’s friendly food, in particular when going out or unable to sit comfortably at a table. Who’d have thought that two slices of bread literally glued together with a combination of delicious moist fillings, would make a satisfying not to mention easy meal to eat, especially when in company. There’s nothing worse than the embarrassment of struggling to eat something whilst trying to remain dignified, as you feel that all eyes are upon you. My local dry cleaner is always delighted to see me, when I appear with yet another impossible stain to remove from an article of clothing. I think he should have a special rate for Parkinson’s patients, a bit like a “frequent flyer club” except this would be a “frequent stain club”!  Sandwiches are a great solution for a picnic or having guests over; how about an old fashioned English cream tea, where tiny bite size sandwiches are served along with dainty cakes and scones – all finger food and perfect for Parkinson’s!

1 comment:

  1. Its amazing how you come up every day with something so interesting or humoras, well done Elaine I enjoy reading your blog every day. Now I'm going to have a sandwich and a nice cup of tea.