Mary Medlicott, Storyteller and Author - Storyworks

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Storytelling Starters ~ Cough, sneeze, spit, blow

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Cough. Sneeze. Spit. Blow. Reach for another tissue. Sneeze. Cough. Spit. Blow. Take another couple of Lemsip capsules. Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. Consider going downstairs to make a new hot water bottle.  The process becomes unending. Get out of bed. Boil the kettle. Refill the hot water bottle. Make a hot drink.  Revert to the bed. Wonder how long this is going to last. What about the jobs that need to be done?

Strange how all sense of urgency subsides when the bugs have taken over. My new book, Storytelling and Story-Reading in Early Years, officially  comes out on March 21st. Even as the Marketing Department at Jessica Kingsley swings into action, there’s loads to do to get ready. A new day dawns. Send stuff to Early Years magazines? Write a piece I’ve promised for the Pre-School Leadership Alliance? Do some new recordings to put on my website? Make a list of personal contacts in the field to alert? (more…)

Storytelling Starters ~ Bringer of Smiles

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

P1060304Well, last week’s giraffe was described as Bringer of Smiles in a comment from Jean. And Bringer of Smiles has reminded me of the one Christmas cracker joke that brought a smile to our table 

The Christmas Cracker joke:

Question:  What do you call a queue of men at the barber’s?

Answer: A barbecue.

Groan! It’s like that lovely little riddle I heard once from Taffy Thomas which also depends on a nice play of words.

The bee riddle: (more…)