Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been marked officially by the United Nations since 2012, although it was first launched in 2006 by Singapore. The date of the 21st day of the third month of the year was chosen to represent the triplication (trisomy) of...
Becoming a Wordsmith

Becoming a Wordsmith

March 4th is World Book Day in the UK, the day to celebrate the opportunity to transform lives through a love of books and shared reading. My book ‘A little bit EXTRAORDINARY’, illustrated beautifully by Gráinne Knox, is doing that. I am overwhelmed at the response...
Love is a Daily Practice

Love is a Daily Practice

Love is a daily practice. Love isn’t only to be celebrated one day of the year every February. Love should be the driving force of every day. The heart is the space we should operate from daily. Love is not measured by the number of roses received or the value of...
A Heart-warming Story

A Heart-warming Story

I was excited listening to a mother of a girl with Down’s syndrome telling me her children love ‘A little bit EXTRAORDINARY’ and how it helped to answer some of their questions. Later, she told me that her daughter had been due to have an operation to close a hole in...
Teaching Tool for School – a November to Remember

Teaching Tool for School – a November to Remember

Being Guest Author for Book Week November 2020 was an amazing experience. Reading ‘A little bit EXTRAORDINARY’ to seven classes prompted lively discussion with pupils and teachers about being an author, publishing a book and, most importantly, the values my book...