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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The House of Commons

I was invited by a Member of Parliament to a private tour of the House of Commons so yesterday we made our way into the centre of London and had a marvellous interesting day seeing how Great Britain with its long history of tradition keeps the system running with true British pomp and ceremony. The magnificent architecture of the building where the British Government sit, is quite beautiful; glorious stained glass windows, amazing grand stone carvings everywhere you look, decorated ceilings, statues, historic portraits and in particular the Royal Robing Room were richly adorned. The Queen opens Parliament once a year, and her throne where she sits to perform this duty, is intricately decorated in gold leaf and was incredibly opulent. The impressive building has been made disabled friendly, and we had no problem with my wheelchair, as there were ramps and lifts enabling easy access. I was very impressed at the thought that had gone into accommodating the needs of disabled persons, and if you are visiting London and want to take a guided tour, take a look at this link. The Westminster Hall dates back to 1090, and is the oldest original part of the Houses of Parliament. It was a very interesting morning, seeing a side of Britain that I have never seen before. We sat for a few minutes in the Gallery watching the proceedings after which we had a lovely lunch. I would like to say "thank you" to the Member of Parliament for a wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. You deserve this attention, Elaine. I hope you will consider being a guest blogger on my site, using this particular blog.