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, March 25, 2012

Man’s best friend

Why do they refer to dogs as man’s best friend? This sounds like a sexist comment to me, for a dog can be a woman’s best friend too. But then again I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”! Did we as the fairer sex get the better “best friend”? I'm not so sure. As lovely as diamonds are, there is nothing quite like the companionship and loyalty of a dog. Yesterday my faithful dog despite feeling unwell herself, still maintained her vigil making sure I was OK, following me around, sensing I was having a bad day. We sat together in the garden, warming our bones in the sun, and companionably spent a couple of relaxing hours out there. Having a dog is highly therapeutic, and although she is not a “show dog”, she would certainly win first prize for her devotion, sensitivity to the frail and sick, her sharp instincts that I trust implicitly and her amazing ability to sense when I'm in danger or distress. This trusting wonderful dog takes care of me when no one else is at home, although I've yet to teach her how to make a cup of tea!  

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