Literary success for Hemel carer

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A carer from Hemel Hempstead has just published her first children’s book.

Lyndsey Curtis, aged 39, works as a caregiver for the Home Instead home care service in Hemel.

Her new children’s book, Alex and Lily Go on a Bear Hunt, is based around Lyndsey’s young son, Alex, and their West Highland terrier, Lily.

The story is about a teddy bear that goes missing from the nursery, so Alex and Lily go on a bear hunt to find it.

Along the way, Alex is helped by many of his favourite nursery rhyme characters, whose rhymes and songs help Alex and Lily to follow the trail of their runaway friend.

Lyndsey submitted her tale after seeing an advertisement from a publisher looking for writers to send in their stories.

Her work was accepted and illustrated, and is now on sale in Waterstones and on Amazon.

Jeremy Lane, owner of Home Instead in Hemel Hempstead, said: “Lyndsey is a true credit to Home Instead Hemel Hempstead, and in the years she has been with us, she has really cemented herself into the lives of all of her clients and they look forward to her visits.

“Lyndsey has years of experience in the care industry, but she is also a proud mum to Alex, and even finds time to practise aromatherapy and reflexology.

“Lyndsey truly does it all, and always with a smile on her face that reflects her kind and warm-hearted character.

“Nothing is too much trouble for Lyndsey and she is always willing to go the extra mile and puts everyone before herself.

“We are so pleased to see that Lyndsey’s book is doing so well.

“We are all very proud of her here.”