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 11, 2013

Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear

Calling Jeremy Clarkson, the marvellous presenter of the popular British television programme "Top Gear", that all men who are really little boys at heart, love to watch, and would love even more to have Jeremy's job. Trying out all sorts of fabulous cars, driving around the world, having adventures along the way, not to mention the great enjoyment of blowing up a caravan or two, is most men's idea of a dream job! We thoroughly enjoy the programme and never miss an episode.
I wrote some time ago for The HuffingtonPost about the difficulties in finding a small inexpensive car that would take a standard size wheelchair in the boot. Most car showrooms, including their staff and shiny catalogues that must cost a small fortune to produce, (putting aside how many trees died in the process) go into great detail of every aspect of a car, except the fact of whether a wheelchair will fit into the boot. I really do think this issue needs to be addressed, and sales people informed of what make cars and models can accommodate a wheelchair.

I am appealing for your help in rectifying this lack of information, that would help so many like myself. I have been inundated with e-mails from people all over the world wanting to know what car we bought and which cars have boots large enough to take a wheelchair. 

1 comment:

  1. I do hope that car salesmen will pick up this idea from you because I know how much difficulty I have when trying to fit a friend's wheelchair into the allotted space in my baggage compartment. It takes someone like you to change things for the rest of us. Thank you.