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, July 8, 2012

Non-slip floor tiles

I received a few e-mails, all appertaining to non-slip floor tiles, so shall endeavour to answer your questions: In a bathroom, it is highly advisable to have non-slip floor tiles, particularly if you have a ‘wet room’. Today they come in many colours, sizes and designs, so the choice is wide. These tiles are more difficult to clean, and don’t feel as comfortable underfoot for they are slightly rough, but they do the job for which they were made. Understandably, they are a little more expensive, but considering the small amount of floor tiles required for an area such as a bathroom or wet room, it is well worth the additional expense. If your budget will allow, it may well be worth having non-slip tiles on your patio too. If it has been raining, or you have garden sprinklers, the surface of your patio can become dangerous and slippery. Less expensive flooring for a garden path is the old fashioned brick, which requires no heavy concrete base, and simply a sand base topped with shingle, when laid by a professional, will stay in place producing an even surface for a wheelchair to manoeuvre and a non-slip surface to walk upon. Wooden decking for paths and patios is an option, but the bothersome yearly maintenance required is an addition you may prefer to do without. Ensuring one doesn't fall is of utmost importance, so don’t cut corners – safety comes first.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful ideas for all who are approaching middle age, Elaine.