Allow me to introduce you to a couple of friends of mine. They’re the kind of people everyone would be lucky to meet. The first is Andrea, my chum of some 20 years and probably the smartest woman I know – an academic no less, despite her love of ridiculous nights out, drinking gin and dancing to the soundtracks of our favourite stage musicals. The next is Andrew, a friend of only three months but, to be fair, that is from the very day he was born. In fact, I pretty much loved him before that. Andrew is Andrea’s little boy. He is unbelievably adorable, with a smile that melts the heart and a tickly laugh he’s just discovered. He loves being kissed and hugged and he has a tiny turned-up nose from his dad’s side of the family. Andrew also happens to have Down’s syndrome. It is just another of his features but one which makes him special in so many ways to everyone around him. To his big sister Ellie, who’s eight, he is far more interesting than … [Read more...] about Those with Down’s Syndrome are a wee light of hope and we’re lucky to have them
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GABRIELLE's fifth studio album, her first new music for 11 years, is set to be released this summer. The album entitled Under My Skin, has been teased as a return to classic Gabrielle but what are the singer's classic songs and why does she wear an eye patch? Here's the lowdown... Who is Gabrielle and how old is she? Louise Gabrielle Bobb, better known as just Gabrielle, was born April 16, 1970, in Hackney, London. The 48-year-old has earned 10 UK Top 10s, including two hits that became number ones. She has also won two Brit Awards, her first for British Breakthrough Act in 1994 before she scooped Best Female Solo Artist in 1997. Gabrielle has one son Jordan, with Tony Antoniou, who was convicted of killing his stepfather Walter McCarthy in 1995, with a samurai sword. Gabrielle is back with a new album Under My Skin on August 17, 2018. What are the Dreams singer's hit songs? In 1993, Gabrielle's debut single Dreams broke the record for the highest chart debut … [Read more...] about How old is Gabrielle, where is she now why does she wear an eye patch and when is new album Under My Skin released?
Now DJI has launched the Mavic Air into the market, a portable drone that is a little more powerful and high spec than the Spark, while maintaining virtually all of the portability advantage. Other than its 4K video footage and general good handling, its best feature is its ability to fold up neatly so that it can fit into virtually any small bag (or inside its own small case, which is around the size of headphone case). This means that you can easily bring it on holidays with you. Last year, I brought the Spark drone to Mayo, Kerry and even to the US, where I caught some amazing footage of the Great Lakes (you can check some of the footage on my Instagram or YouTube channels). For flights, I was able to simply pack it into my carry-on bag — the entire apparatus (drone, case, charger, remote controller, spare batteries) took up about the same amount of space as two chunky hardback books. If you’ve never tried one of these drones before, the basic selling point is its … [Read more...] about Reviewed: DJI’s latest drone and Bang and Olufsen’s bluetooth speaker