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, November 24, 2011

A Complimentary Mistake

I entered a ladies clothing shop some while ago, and before I had the chance to peruse at all, the sales lady was standing before me, as if she had a nasty smell under her nose, looking me up and down and in quite a matter of fact way said, “there’s nothing for you here”.  I was lost for words (which doesn't happen often), feeling insulted and somewhat like the character in “Pretty Woman”, I abruptly turned around and with as much dignity as I could muster, hastily left the shop. It was only later as I retold this story to a girlfriend, that I felt a whole lot better. The shop I had unknowingly entered, was in fact for larger sized ladies, so what I had deemed as an insulting shop assistant, was in fact a compliment, as she merely meant “we don’t stock anything small enough to fit you”!

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