The Happy Prince

A varied few days, a couple of decent rides on my trusty steed Sir Gawaine at a reasonable lick.

Did my birdwatching with some lovely enthusiastic children at Wick Court. Funny how I now refer to stories as we are wandering around. Last week I mentioned the Oscar Wilde story “The Happy Prince” because we watching an active swallow’s nest and it did seem very late to still have birds in the nest. The Happy Prince always moves me when I have told it to children and his Selfish Giant has a similar effect. The good news is the birds fledged at the weekend so hopefully they will be able to feed up before their long journey South. Another story I mentioned was the Welsh Story King of the Birds after a child asked me what bird can fly the highest. I also mentioned the story from the Middle East about why the swallow has forked tail, one of my favourite stories to tell. I now have a good collection of bird stories I know so perhaps I should  offer my services to the RSPB- “Bill’s Avian Tales” perhaps. I have a couple of ideas for stories to write during the next few months.

I have been busy on developing my Dreams story this week. The story was originally written for children to tell but I am extending it.

Been a good week for my football team; hope it continues at Hereford on Saturday. Looking forward to it and have found an interesting pub to visit before the game.

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Bill Church is the story traveller, a former Headteacher who has a passion for sharing stories with people from 3 years up to 103 years of age. Bill loves stories; finding them (and the story’s story!), telling them and writing them! He is passionate in believing that everybody can tell stories and is keen to help people whatever their age do this. His blog ranges from his Story telling experiences to his obsessions sport, bird watching and cycling!

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