Valerie Cooper and Her Boots

My mum's name was Valerie, though she was known as 'Val', to everyone who knew her. My mum sadly died in January 2020. This was unexpected and it was a shock. I miss her enormously. I was just looking through my documents and found a copy of the eulogy I wrote for my mum's funeral.... Continue Reading →

Brendan Quinn: Flood Before Surgery

Introduction.In 2019, I interviewed a dear friend, Brendan Quinn, about a flooding event that saw his businesses go under water. Brendan also has to cope with Parkinson's Disease and this is the article about this extraordinary moment in his life, back in 2019, that went on to be published at Parkinson's Life magazine. “The car... Continue Reading →

Tracy White: Another Direction

“I had gained weight and I was at an all time low…  I needed to go in another direction…  My aim is to have fun and enjoy my new lease of life while it lasts…” - Tracy White. I came to know Tracy White in late 2017. We had both joined a Facebook based support... Continue Reading →

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