Thumbs – up for Alessa

When Alessa was five, she listened to my book ‘Searching for Skye’ and asked her dad to teach her to read, ” because I really love the sound of the words.” Not an easy choice with words like ‘destination’ ‘migration’ and ‘mischievous’! But she succeeded and went on to make You Tube recordings of all my stories. We met Alessa, now six, and her lovely Dad for cold drinks and treats in Central Festival in Phuket. It was a huge pleasure!

Here’s her email and link:
My name is Alessa Ferrah, I thought I would share my you tube channel link’s and videos reading some of my favourite storybooks written by you which I enjoy so much . I hope you will enjoy my reading and please give it a thumb up if you like it and keep writing a great stories like ‘Searching for Skye’. Thank you so much. And have a nice day.

Ellie’s Birthday Message

‘Ellie’s Birthday Message’ written, illustrated and performed by 6 year olds at Brighton College Bangkok and based on a story we know well! Congratulations to Year 2 and their teacher Nicola Wingfield for their brilliant and entertaining performance – all put together on Day 1!! FABULOUS! Click on the photo to see the video! Continue Reading

Brighton College Bangkok – a fabulous three day event

A fabulous, fun–filled, action–packed three days of storytelling, book sharing and writing workshops. Patrick, the puppets and I all had a wonderful time. A huge thank you to Nick Goligher for his wonderful organisation, the enthusiastic and welcoming staff, and the children who were delightful, fun and very creative. Miss Art did an amazing job of… Continue Reading

A Good Deed.

Two lovely university students came to my rescue in Bangkok recently. They didn’t have much English but, “Please, we’d like to help you,” was perfect! They carried my bags (books, puppets poster and all) as well as their own from the Bangkok BTS to school before turning back to go to their university which we had passed… Continue Reading

Bangkok 2017

An exciting trip to Rayong – so different, so rural and so quiet compared with Bangkok. Many thanks and a big smile for Snownoi for planning the Book Fair and my visits to REPS and Garden International School Rayong. We were welcomed with great energy and enthusiasm. A BIG thank you to Matthew and Cathie… Continue Reading

The Great Book Week Bake Off!

Just look at these fabulous cookies! What works of art. Thank you to Prim’s wonderful mum who created these splendid treats for the Book Week Bake-Off at St. Andrews, Dusit, Bangkok – far too good to eat! Lots of other magnificent creations – great job everyone! Continue Reading