Tag: #believeinyourself

Pigeon & Lotus Classics

Pigeon loved being in the company of Lotus Classics as they played a variety of soulful tunes both modern and old classics. The crowds flocked to listen and watch from the railings above. For a moment in time as thought time had stood still, it was silent and all you could hear was the beautiful soft sounds of the individual instruments.

Author visit to The Playroom, Wandsworth 🐦

I hope you all had a chance to celebrate National Storytelling week in your own special ways. Pigeon and I visited a sweet nursery in London called The Playroom. Greeted by lots of smiley faces and some beautiful pigeon crafts they had created in honour of Pigeon’s visit.

Author visit at Playmates nursery

Pigeon and I enjoyed visiting Playmates Nursery in Chessington to kick off our local author readings. The children seemed in awe of Pigeon’s adventure across London and nearly all of them went home with their special signed copy of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden. It was a great start to 2020!

25th December 2019 – Has Father Christmas visited you?

Happy Christmas everyone!!

Pigeon and I hope you had an amazing Christmas with your families and friends! Did Father Christmas visit your home this year?

Pigeon found it really hard to go to sleep on Christmas Eve because he was full of coos wondering when or whether Father Christmas was going to come! Finally he fell asleep about 8.15pm.

The next morning he woke up really early, when the other birds started to sing a merry chorus. Pigeon flew straight out of bed, down the stairs and into the sitting room. By the fireplace there was a huge footprint made out of snow. Snow? There is no snow in England! It must be from where Father Christmas lives! Pigeon noticed that the carrot had been chewed, the mince pie had almost been eaten and the milk drunk.

Then guess what he spotted? A red stocking placed carefully on the ground. Pigeon opened the stocking with his beak. His eyes lit up as he pulled out a pressie with his beak.

“Thank you Father Christmas,” cooed Pigeon.


18th December – Sandown Play Cafe event

On this day Pigeon and I made our way to Sandown Play Cafe. It was freezing cold and we had loads of boxes to carry with all of our books and a polaroid camera! Just incase a little person wanted an instant photo to treasure of themselves with Pigeon!

There was a crowd of tiny people looking very intrigued by Pigeon sitting on the table, they thought it was very funny when I pretended that I couldn’t see Pigeon. This was a great experience and we would be happy to visit the cafe again! Perhaps with a craft next time! We signed lots of books.

2nd December – Author visit at Claygate Primary School

Pigeon and I were so excited to be invited to Claygate Primary School!



We are arrived early and waited to be taken into to the assembly hall. At 10am the children spilled into the hall. There were 180 little excited faces staring up at us. Behind us was a presentation of ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’. As expected a huge adrenaline rush of excitement and nerves flowed through me. Once I had greeted the children and started storytelling, an immense feeling of happiness took over. I was in my element as I told the children about Pigeon leaving home for the first time.