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, June 9, 2013

Pink is for Parkinson

The phrase, "being in the pink" is generally used when referring to being in good health. Therefore "being in the pink" is something most people aim for. A little boy in the pharmacy told me his grandfather had "Pinkinson's"! and so began my fondness of this colour. I was horrified to learn that in marking Parkinson's Awareness Day back in April, that many support groups wore grey T-shirts showing unity in our cause. I'm sorry, but grey seems such a dull colour to represent Parkinson's. I know that pink is generally the colour used to signify breast cancer, but I'm sure together we can share this colour. I seemed to have adopted the colour pink recently as its cheerful brightness brings a smile to my face. My husband tolerantly puts up with this change in style, although I have refrained from "pinking" our bedroom, at least for now anyway! I had to laugh when I saw a music video about a pink tractor. Take a look at this clip, I hope it'll make you smile too!

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