Tuesday, 15 December 2020
So as I approach my second Nick-less Christmas, The Alzheimer's Diairies is written and ready to roll. Lockdown and other Covid-related restrictions have at least meant lots of time to sit at my desk and address myself to projects. I'm lucky too in that my home "office" - actually the third bedroom - overlooks the garden and a sports field beyond. I can see and hear dozens of trees and the birds who live in them. Many's the time I've looked up from my desk and thoughts and seen goldfinches, wood pigeons, blackbirds, jays robins and of course, the ubiqitous magpies and London parakeets. Once there was a pheasant on my grass and I've had several visits from a heron. It's a nice place to live and work.
Anyway all we need to make The Alzheimer's Dairies a reality is the rest of the funding. At present we're just over half way there at 51%. I am, of course, profoundly grateful to the 176 supporters who've come this far with me. Now here's an idea: If each and everyone of you could persuade just one other person to pledge support for the book we'd be home and dry. And what a lovely end to a pretty grotty year that would be! Any chance?