Brigid P. Gallagher’s memoir ‘Watching the Daisies’ is not only an armchair traveller’s dream, it is also a mine of information for anybody suffering from symptoms of fibromyalgia; fatigue, aches and pains, and irritable bowel problems in particular. Brigid is also fortunate enough to have a kind of sixth sense and can tell if people are ill or healthy by the colours of auras around them. She is also an expert on natural medicines and horticulture.
I enjoyed reading about Brigid’s solo travelling adventures abroad (she is a very intrepid, brave lady by the way), though did wonder if too many unfamiliar foodstuffs were causing the irritable bowel symptoms! This book shows the reader how to be pro-active in coping with fibromyalgia and also how acceptance of your condition goes some way to finding inner peace.
I’m about the same age as Brigid, and also enjoyed the descriptions of various concerts she attended, especially of Tom Jones and in particular Thin Lizzy, one of my all-time favourite rock bands.
Good health to you Bridgid, and thank you for writing such a delightful memoir, although IMHO I would have preferred a few less exclamation marks.