Maria and I had an amazing afternoon in the sunshine with the lovely Andy Catlin who made us look so special with the new Kamishibai theatre. It seems strange to be posing like celebrities round a small red wooden box in order to make ourselves into better storytellers.
Huge thanks to Andy for such a fun day pretending to be filmstars in the back garden! He’s done a great job. I feel well and truly photo shot!
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Harriet’s efforts in her back garden finally paying off!
‘We’ve got the stories, we’ve even got the pictures, but our paper box just wasn’t robust enough to withstand our enthusiastic storytelling treks! I’ve been working on it for 2 months and I think we’re nearly ready to go on the road! Trolly wheels instead of bicycles at the moment, but if this weather keeps up I think the lovely new wooden box will get a practice run in the park with Puss in Boots and The Old Woodcutter next Sunday!
‘In case you’re wondering, the gorgeous red colour is called ‘Emperors Silk’, redolent of dreams of old Japan, exquisite lacquered boxes and rich images of the orient. I’m delighted with how its turned out.’