The stories are designed to be delightful, loving, adventurous, magical, exciting and strange. I love using words in stories that my children ask me about days later. I love showing children problem solving and making change.
I love the new possibility in a podcast to continue the oral tradition of fairytales, of children’s stories.
I found myself telling my daughter stories: to persuade her to walk to school, to eat her soup, to stop crying in the car. I meant to write them down, and then lockdown happened. I realised that if we could provide some comfort, calm and escapism to children during such a strange time, we should.
My Mum and husband agreed to be narrator and producer, and we were off. Over the year we’ve been so delighted to hear of families all over the place (hello Mexico and US) being carried away by these stories.
It’s been a real family adventure, with five year old Kezia and Grannie both offering opinion. We’ve cried at the stories, and at the wonderful songs my sister Zoe sang. We’ve stayed up late typing and editing and recording.
My Mum told us endless stories growing up. I remember them and the adventures we had both within and without them – hearing stories as we drove through Scotland, as we tried to get to sleep despite our exciting cousins being there, as we went on a ‘circular’ walk, which I thought was the most pointless exercise known to man.
Then I found myself telling stories to my children too.
I’m Anna, a Mum and copywriter living in London. I’m married to Aidan, who does lots of the editing and technical stuff for the podcast. We have Kezia, 5, and William, 3, as quality testers and chief fans.
Pam Macnaughton is my Mum, a leadership trainer and storyteller extraordinaire.
If you love the podcast, can’t access it, have an idea or want to pay us lots of money for some reason we’d love to hear from you.
Anna, Aidan & Pam x
If you want to get in touch please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org