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.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Who doesn’t love honey?

When I think of delicious honey on hot buttered toast, it summons up a picture of “home” – comfort food, something familiar and safe. It was A.A.Milne, who wrote the children’s book “Winnie the Pooh” which has remained a firm favourite of the general public over the years and translated into many languages around the world. Winnie, was a Canadian black bear who really existed and she was originally shipped from Canada to England in 1914, ending up living in London Zoo where A.A. Milne would take his son Christopher to visit the animals. Yes the original Winnie was in fact a female bear!  Today there remains a statue of this famous little bear. I always maintain that one should make the most of each moment and enjoy life to the full. I think that A.A. Milne must have had a similar philosophy for his well-loved character appears to make the most out of any sticky situation he finds himself in. This simply delightful character sees each day as a new adventure, a fresh start, and every day is his favourite day! What more positive or cheerful a character could you find? I think it is evidently clear that A.A. Milne must have had the “happy gene” in order to create the enchanting Winnie the Pooh.

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