Stories from Home

I’m thrilled to have work in the anthology, Stories from Home. All the proceeds from its sale are being donated to The Ambulance Staff Charity. TASC offer emotional, financial and community support to paramedics, ambulance crew and their families across the UK. They say of their work, ‘We’re passionate about caring for the mental, physicalContinue reading “Stories from Home”

Illness: A Narrative in Four Parts, Part Two

My four-part hybrid essay is a piece of memoir that explores my experience of being diagnosed with, and living with, multiple sclerosis. In part two: I’m moved from the emergency receiving unit to the skin ward (because there’s a bed in the skin ward); I have to break bad news to loved ones; I spendContinue reading “Illness: A Narrative in Four Parts, Part Two”

Filling the Days

A friend sent me a message yesterday to ask if I could offer any tips on “the craft of keeping to a routine and filling your days whilst maintaining good well-being in all its forms” during this difficult time. I presume her reason for asking me is that in March 2007 I found myself inContinue reading “Filling the Days”

Step Inside MS photographs

I was at Hamilton Town House library today to take some photographs of the letters on display. I was excited to go back because after the launch the exhibition was moved to a busier area of the library. I know I’m biased, but I think it looks great.     I also had the chance to meetContinue reading “Step Inside MS photographs”