Tuesday 30 July 2019

Finalist for the WO4K Award!

WOW! I'm a finalist in this year's What's On 4 Kids Awards! I can't believe it! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! I am over the moon! My wonderful friends, family, and followers have helped make this happen and I feel very grateful to have such amazing support! I am super proud of how far my Storytime has come and the journey continues to magical places I never thought it could do!

The Award ceremony takes place in London on October 11th!
I don't seem to have enough hours in the day right now! There's a lot going on in the Music Audio Stories world and lots of new exciting developments and transformations which I will tell you all about in my next Blog post!

Thanks again everyone! Your support means the world to me!


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Saturday 13 July 2019


I recently decided to take up Tennis as my new hobby! The first step was to buy a Tennis racket! Hello world of a hundred different Tennis rackets!

After a fair bit of research, I discovered that Wilson and Head are two of the best brands for rackets! My web designer warned me not to just buy one online, but to go and "feel" them in a sports shop! 
I had no idea if I would have any type of feeling holding a Tennis racket! The last time I played I was a kid. Kids can do everything with anything! But still, I listened to him and off I went to one of the largest sports shops in London...

At first, I saw so many shapes and sizes and colours and weights and I thought it would be impossible to choose one! But then I saw a very cool looking racket, checked the specs and knew it was 'The One'! I still asked an assistant for help though, and after I explained my grand plans, my hopes and dream of becoming a super Tennis player and the fact that I'm not sure if I can even hit the ball back over the net, I was surprised when he told me I had chosen the perfect racket for me!
Always listen to your instincts!

The second step was to look for cool places to go and play the Tennis! The test court...

I badgered a poor unsuspecting friend to come and play with me and hit the courts!

I'm so happy to report that I LOVE TENNIS! 🙌🙌🙌 It was brilliant and I have to say, I wasn't half as bad as I thought I would be! 😄 The next day, I was in total agony! 🥴 but what a great sport to play! It's so much fun and I'm definitely going to continue playing! I am planning on buying a new outfit, having a private lesson to learn the basics and then I will have a look at some of the clubs around. I have to join a club!

If you are like me, and have always enjoyed watching Tennis on TV but never actually played it yourself, give it a go! You just might surprise yourself and find this is the perefct hobby for you too!

See you on the courts!


Thursday 4 July 2019

July, got to fly!

Lots going on this month, but before I tell you about my awesome July event with Music Audio Stories, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me to win the What's On 4 Kids Award for 'Most Loved Volunteer'!

When I first found out I had been nominated for this award, I felt overjoyed! To win any type of award is lovely but for me, it was more about my volunteering hard work being recognised!

I feel I am rewarded all the time by the wonderful response I have to my Storytime and Audiobooks by both parents and children and this inspires me to always make sure I am doing my best for them.

I am having the most amazing time on this unpredictable, magical journey with Music Audio Stories and I appreciate the love and support from all of you with all my heart! 💖

I took some time out recently to find a new hobby (more on this later) and I had a lovely time listening to the great Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall when I attended The Planets: An HD Odyssey.

images and footage were projected onto a giant screen, complementing Holst’s awe-inspiring suite, The Planets – inspired by the contrasting astrological qualities of the Solar System, featuring the much-loved movements, Mars and Jupiter.

Other well-known themes, synonymous with outer space, including Star Wars, Also Sprach Zarathustra (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Beethoven’s Symphony No.7, Allegretto (featured in Disney’s Fantasia).

The programme included…

R. STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra: Introduction (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey)
J. STRAUSS II Blue Danube Waltz (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey)
J.S. BACH, ORCH. STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in D minor (featured in X-Men: Apocalypse)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7: Allegretto (featured in Disney’s© Fantasia)
WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Theme
HOLST The Planets

It was brilliant!

And so on to my July event which will be a rather special one!

I am delighted to announce I have been invited to take part in Brompton Cemetery's Annual Open Day! Not only will Music Audio Stories have our own stall, but I am also hosting my Storytime in the beautiful newly refurbished chapel!

This is such a rare and beautiful location for my Storytime! I have already visited the chapel and the acoustics are amazing! It's going to be magical! Full details of the event can be found here: brompton-open-day-fair

I have more news coming your way but I think this post is long enough lol!

Enjoy the sunshine everyone!