Time for me to get back on the blogging saddle. I have missed you all. It's Storytelling Sunday so no better time than this to hop on board.
Several things have occupied me since my last post. Family health issues; the ongoing internet saga; trips to Cornwall and Kent, to name but a few. For instance, had I been on line, recording my Simply a Moment on the 15 July would definitely have been of sitting in a consultant's office receiving the brilliant news that my youngest daughter did not have a tumour on her spine. She does still have considerable health problems, but we are all so very grateful that the spinal problem is not quite so serious.
When my eldest daughter asked if I would like to join her and the family for a week's holiday in Cornwall, I leapt at the chance. She and my son-in-law rented a farmhouse owned by an artist. The artist lived nearby in another property and she also had a huge barn where she held painting workshops. It was an idyllic location for relaxation and afforded me time to reflect on the past six months and the opportunity to look forward to finding time for a more creative future.
The white single storey building was my bedroom and it amused me that I am now an annexe girl both at home and away...
You could be forgiven for wondering what all this has to do with Storytelling Sunday. While in Cornwall, we visited the Eden Project. It wasn't our first time there but it was the first time I had seen it in all its summer splendour. Our previous visits had been during springtime.
While we were walking around, I spotted this notice board
and this rather magnificent storyteller's chair. My 6 year old granddaughter loves to make-up stories and was happy to test out the chair's magical properties. She came up with the following story. This month's Storytelling Sunday belongs to her. The Story is called The Amazing Pebble.
Once there was a girl called Strawberry. She was a pretty girl and when she put on her shoes they were too tight. So her mum took her to the shoe shop and bought her some shiny shoes. When she put on her new shoes there was a big POP! Out came a pebble. It was dazzling. She picked up the pebble and held it in her hands and there was a flash of light... And she turned straight into a dog and within a minute she had some puppies. One was parachuting and the other three were running around like maniacs. The puppies said hello and good bye and wagged their tails. Someone bought them. They lived happily ever after. And as for the pebble it vanished and was never seen again.
And that's my precious for Storytelling Sunday. It warms my heart how much my granddaughter loves reading and storytelling. If you would like to read more stories or, even better, join in, head over to Sian's blog at From High in the Sky. I promise you won't be disappointed.
I will be back later in the week with some of my 2013 Scavenger Hunt finds but in the meantime, happy storytelling.