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, March 23, 2012

Harvey the Rabbit

Do you remember a charming old film called “Harvey” starring James Stewart? He befriends a Pookah which appears in the form of a six foot tall invisible rabbit called Harvey, and in case you ever wondered what happened to Harvey; he’s living with us! Well at least we like to think so. Before you think I've lost my marbles let me explain, for I’m sure you too have an invisible visitor in your household who you blame for all sorts of faux pas, but you probably call him by another name. Whenever the last cookie in the barrel magically disappears and everyone says “I didn't take it”, or suddenly the ice-cream tub in the freezer appears to mysteriously be empty, when a slice of pie you were saving for later vanishes and no one knows where it went, a light was left on all night by mistake, suddenly there’s a pungent nasty smell that no one will own up to, a trail of sand or mud as if out of nowhere appears on the floor and everyone in your family says “it wasn't me!”, who do you blame? We blame these things on Harvey. It’s become a standing joke in our family, so if you ever come to visit us, and you have a mishap, just blame it on our six foot tall rabbit. Harvey’s a big fellow, trust me, he can take it!

1 comment:

  1. In our family we call our Harvey the person on the roof!