I could not be happier than to be back speaking to you all. What a pleasure to get to catch up with all of you that I met last year and to meet those who are new to the shared lives program. Thank you so much for having me back to speak about my writing and about Lyme disease.
There’s nothing more rewarding than being invited back to speak at the same event. What bigger compliment can you get!
I snuck onto the beach this evening when it was nice and quiet. The sound of the waves washing thoughts in and out of focus in my mind. It was the perfect spot to sit and work.
When I was first approached to speak on Disclosure, I felt very nervous to share my story with so many people. To be so candid, in my own voice and not my characters, felt very exposing and daunting but within one phone call with their team…all my worries were put at ease. I’m really pleased to have been asked to be apart of this fantastic documentary which doesn’t in any way shy away from the issues around Lyme disease and which askes the hard question. A massive thank you to the team for creating this piece – in which the silenced get a voice.
Last year I organised the photocall in the Scottish parliament but, this year, I wanted to do something a little different. Sooo…I have decided to throw myself out of a plane to raise awareness and fundraise for LDUK! But before I do that, I’ve organised for Ness bridge to be lit in lime green and for a group of us to gather to sign the board to express what Lyme disease means to us and to throw line green confetti. I’m so grateful to everyone who came and, despite the somber subject, what a laugh we had. I thought the confetti would be a fun and symbolic thing to do but it was surprisingly therapeutic to release the confetti into the air.
I’m delighted that off the back of lighting Ness bridge that bridges, building and momuments accross the UK have been lit in line green to mark Lyme awareness.
Thank you so much for inviting me to read from Finding Joy and to chat to you all about Lyme disease. What fasinating questions…you hd my mind working to reccall all my research in order to answer them.
Well done lads for completing the Ten Uder The Ben! I’m really pleased to have been asked to attend, as part of your fundraising for LDUK, to cheer you on. I had great fun chatting to everyone there…nothing better than a busy stall and lots of people to chat too to distract you from the cold. Big thanks to the RAF lads who recused my gazebo as it attempted to blow away in the wind when I was setting up!
I had so much fun this morning with felllow authors in Fortorse for this book event. Spoke to so many interresting people and I event had this little guy come to say hello!
Following on from the article I wrote, I’m estatic to be invited to speak at the Scottish Gamekeepers AGM. I’ve never been in a room so full of tweed…truly fantastic! It’s wonderful to have met you all and I really look forward to working with you all in the future.
What a wonderful way to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break! Thanks so much for having me over to read from Finding Joy and to speak about Lyme disease. It was a pleasure to meet you all. What a laugh we had together. Now…I’m off to Perth!