About Me

I think I was born lucky and smiling. Happily married with two young-ish children, I plod on through my weird disabled life thanks largely to their love and the support of a tight circle of friends. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007, a year after I joined Dixons Retail (now Dixons Carphone). Thanks to my employers, who have been brilliant from the start, I am still able to work a fulfilling (knackering!) 4-day-week.

I spend my spare time resting or visiting the brilliant Chilterns MS Centre in Halton, Buckinghamshire. There I benefit from physio, oxygen therapy, reflexology, acupuncture, the company of some lovely people... And cake. I'm not sure there'll be a cure for my generation, but I'm desperate to raise awareness so that the next generation might have a fighting chance of one. I'm always on the lookout for speaking opportunities (I used to be a holiday rep, so once I've got a microphone in hand....), and likewise ways to fundraise for Chilterns MS. That usually involves falling out of planes...