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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Meals on wheels

Having good friends who at a moment’s notice will drop everything to lend a hand is a friendship not to be taken lightly, but cherished and appreciated. Turning up at our house, friends arrived with “meals on wheels”, our kitchen suddenly became a flurry of activity, everyone doing something, except yours truly, and as quick as a flash, a wonderful meal appeared on the table. Gestures like this, that are made straight from the heart, without fuss or debate, knowing I am unable to cook or prepare any food, and realising my husband and daughter both working, are gratefully welcomed as circumstances are understandably a little difficult in our household right now. Instead of saying “call us if you need anything”, to which I would  never pick up the phone, since I hate asking anyone for help, they took it upon themselves to simply act, offering the most practical help they could think of. If you have family or friends who you know are in need of help (for whatever reason), don’t wait to be asked, just roll up your sleeves and help in whichever way you feel will be most appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. I wish you better and I also wish I could bring you a saucepan of Bochst, that should worm you up. There is only one thing better than a plate of Bochst and that's another plate of Bochst.