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, May 6, 2013


I have a dinosaur of a phone since I cannot manage the new phones with touch screens, and my typing speed leaves much to be desired. The dexterity in my fingers and hands has been compromised due to Parkinson's, making it very difficult to use the new hi-tech equipment that so many are using and rely on today.

I have received several "Requests" to join Twitter, and I thank you all for your invitations and interest. I hope you understand, but I have to draw the line somewhere, as I spend much of my time and energy every day writing this daily blog, once a week an article for The Huffington Post, and every e-mail I receive from fellow sufferers or caregivers, I answer personally. I also do the occasionally public speaking engagement to bring greater awareness to chronic illness and in particular Gaucher and Parkinson's as I speak from personal experience. If you have been following my blog and articles, you will no doubt appreciate that I am not in the best of health (a British understatement if ever there was one!) and therefore cannot take on anything more. This is why, after some thought, I decided not to join Twitter - I'm sorry, but I cannot handle anything more. I will have to leave the Twittering to someone else!

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