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, December 19, 2012

Olive Oil

When my parents-in-law first met me (and we're talking about many years ago) I was extremely thin. I'm not talking about slim, or lean, but exceedingly wiry, and they gave me the nick name of Olive Oil (Popeye's sweetheart). I was so thin, that I had to buy clothes in the children's department when I was an adult - talk about embarrassing! The other day my daughter surprised me by buying me a t-shirt with Olive Oil dancing across the front in a comic gangly prance, and I laughed when I saw it, for I had no idea she knew what my nick name had once been. No longer am I slim or lean. There's much more of me to hug these days! I used to walk the dog for hours in the fields and in the forest and sadly now less mobile, I am not able to do this cardiovascular exercise, that I enjoyed so much. Along with my age and not forgetting Mother Nature's wonderful gift to woman, that quite frankly we could all do without: "the menopause"; ridding myself of those annoying extra kilos is becoming a lost cause! So I may not resemble Olive Oil any more, but her spirit still dances on inside me.

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