Geocaching – Aberdeenshire UK Mega 2019

This week is the Aberdeenshire UK Mega 2019, the biggest annual Geocaching event in the UK. I’ve been caching for years and we’re enjoying the new Adventure Caches at the Duthie Park. Didn’t realise I was the reward for completing one! 

This week I’ve been in charge of the kids club first thing in the morning, a storytelling set between 6 and 7pm each day, tour guiding with a group of 20 round some of the North East’s best castles and on the Tuesday myself and Natalie Chalmers stood in at the last minute for a poorly magician and did an hour of songs and stories on the stage in the big marquee.  Going to need a holiday once this is all over!67698785_1575494945917875_7099972632715460608_o

Kaimhill Storytelling Club

A huge well done to all the girls in the P6/7 Storytelling Club at Kaimhill Primary School!  They have been working very hard to perfect their story and tell it to the Primary 1 classes who were a wonderful audience!

The story is based on The Enormous Turnip – but has Morag the Heilan Coo stuck in a fence – can the other animals rescue her?
I heard this story told by Jackie Ross, and I think she said it came from Sheena Blackhall – the P1s loved it!

It’s a Kraken!

While the P6/7s were creating a ballad about a local character from 100 years ago, the P1 class were creating a wonderful story about Skateraw (as New to hill used to be known).
There were sparkling silver fish, monsters from the deep, a handsome Skateraw loon and a heroic mermaid who saves the day!
Here’s a drawing of the Kraken from our story 👾🧜‍♀️🐙🦀🐟🧜‍♂️♥️🐳kraken

Festival In The Park

Busy, Busy times coming up! 
Fizzy and Pauline have barely had any time to stop and gather their thoughts. (We did enjoy Eurovision last night, but felt that Norway were robbed!)
Pauline will be telling stories at “Festival At The Park” at Hazlehead Park on the 9th June which will be organised by some of the local west end congregations.  The event runs from 2.30 to 4.30pm and features lots more than just stories (which Pauline will be telling from 3.30pm.)

Hope to see you there ! Festival in the Park 2019 - Cragiebuckler Church

Storytelling at HANDSS

Thanks so much to everyone at HANDSS who made me (and Fizzy the Fairy!) feel so welcome yesterday 
I told the story of Assipattle and the Mester Stoor Wurm and then we made up our own story which included children from the group and some rather special animals 

For anyone with children who have learning or additional support needs, I thoroughly recommend HANDSS (info below!) Fizzy and I were made to feel so welcome. Lovely to meet you all!  xxx

HANDSS group is an Aberdeen city and shire club for children aged 5 to 15 years, who receive support for learning, or have additional support needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. A wide variety of sports, activities and games, arts and crafts are on offer in a safe, friendly environment. Parents stay at HANDSS, giving the chance for a catch up, to share tips and have a cuppa. Siblings are welcome to attend.
Weekly sessions run during term time, on Tuesdays from 18:15-19:30 at Bridge of Don Community Centre (£2 per child). Our weekly sessions take place in the Games hall and GP room, however, we also run trips and activities around the city and shire, for e.g. beach barbeques, bowling and visits to the Panto, as well as having special visitors join the group on occasion:- Iona the guide dog, Kev from Sounds Light Sensory and local community police officers.
HANDSS is a group run by parents, so weekly activities and the trips can be tailored to suit the interests and needs of the children who attend.
Contact email:-

Performing With Puppets

Another event at the Maritime Museum in August 🙂

Have you ever felt the need to give a voice to puppets, toys and objects? Join storyteller and puppet lover Pauline Cordiner and create crazy characters, shout silly stories, reveal villainous voices and form furry friends. Bring along a toy or puppet that is desperate to find its voice – or delve deep into Pauline’s big bag to see who you will bring to life!

Places limited – booking essential

£5 + booking fee

8-12 yrs (children may attend without parent/carer supervision. Please complete consent form when booking)