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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cooking up a storm

Due to Parkinson’s over the last number of years, I have slowly lost the ability to do many of the things I once took for granted. One of my great pleasures in life is cooking, and fortunately I can still manage to cook up a storm. It may take me twice as long; breaking the occasional dish or glass along the way, dropping and spilling food on the floor which delights the dog no end, not being able to smell any more I have to continually rely on my kitchen timer, and am exhausted beyond words after a session in the kitchen. However, the immense pleasure I get from creating delicious food, baking cakes that even the staunchest of dieters will break and fold to have a slice, is well worth the time and effort. This is what family and friends often do not understand when I invite them over to our place, their reaction being: “it’s too much work for you”. I realise this comes from a place of love and concern, and I appreciate the consideration. One of my favourite films is “Julie and Julia” with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep and the day I can no longer cook will be a sad day indeed. Doing something that you truly enjoy, are passionate about and hopefully good at, makes you feel good. If you can manage to do even just one thing a day that brings a smile to your face, contentment and joy – go for it! Your “thing” may not be cooking up a storm, but I'm sure you’ll come up with something that will leave you feeling pleasurably satisfied. 

1 comment:

  1. You certainly are a good cook and baker. I can vouch for that, and as you are so passionate about it, go for it.

    Jill Sadowsky