You can imagine how delighted we were to get contacted by the DSA (Down's syndrome Association) to say that Lexie had been spotted on her YouTube channel by the BBC Good Food team and they were interested in doing an interview with her!
We made contact with the journalist and discussed how a successful interview could take place, the usual format is a phone call - but we explained that Lexie would probably respond better if she could not only hear the journalist but see them too. We gave the journalist a few steers too on how to get the best from Lexie, for example - ask her about her favourite food first (we guaranteed it would be Spaghetti Bolognese - and it was!) We also agreed to make more time available in the interview so that Lexie would have time to relax and process the information.
The interview took place at the end of July on the day Lexie returned back home from college for the summer holidays. It was an easy conversation and we chatted freely about how we just love to cook and eat together, and how Lexie's ambition to create her own cook book led to the creation of LexieCooks.com.
After the interview we had to share 3 of Lexie's favourite recipes as well as lots of photos. The finished article features one recipe, a new one for cheesy breakfast flapjacks. And it includes some great photos including one taken by Lexie's younger sister Bertie - who is very proud to be a published photographer!
The October edition of the magazine is out in shops now, so many friends and family members have been out to buy one or more copies - it's really great!
And Lexie has been out independently to but her own copy too - what a fantastic achievement.