Honour Bound

“Writing is a beast to tame, an energy to transform. Whip that toad into a prince and French kiss it to life. We start at the top but keep looking down, from macro to micro, from what could work to what does—but start with the dream. Nothing is real apart from the clouds, and all clouds pass with life in their wake—some rain thoughts.” ― Chila … Continue reading Honour Bound

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A Rude Awakening

  “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu.      Have you had reason to visit hospital recently?  Perhaps for a one-off treatment, for something that requires some short- medium term care or, maybe like me, you may have a … Continue reading A Rude Awakening

In The Field

     I am dabbling with art, as a hobby.  I always have.  Alongside writing, one of the things that I enjoy, particularly on a relaxing day out somewhere, is to sketch.  I have not done nearly enough of this, in the past five or six years.  I used to love going out for long walks and I would find a lovely place to sit either in a field or by a river.  There, I would sketch into my sketch book and then also play around with colours.  The aim being to create small sample pieces that represent the colour of what I am looking at. Continue reading “In The Field”

The Stuff of Dreams

     I have been contacted by Parkinson’s Life magazine.  They have advised me that they have showcased my book in their list of top books about Parkinson’s! This is a huge privilege and I am stunned that the first paperback book I have ever written is receiving such accolade.      Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this project and, of … Continue reading The Stuff of Dreams